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To determine the best concealed carry states, we examined the specific criteria and assigned numerical values to each category for a maximum of 95 points. In the event of a tie, we made determinations based on factors such as prohibited locations and transport laws. Keep in mind that we are specifically focusing on concealed carry rather than open carry.Best States for Concealed Carry (2014)

Best States for Concealed Carry (2014)

To determine the best concealed carry states, we examined the specific criteria and assigned

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Drawing from trusted sources and numerous examples of state-specific legislation and case law, we took a fresh look at the gun laws of every state in America to put things into perspective. Here's our list for gun-friendly states, ranked from worst to best, for 2014.Best States for Gun Owners (2014)

Best States for Gun Owners (2014)

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Dick Anthony Heller is still fighting for his Second Amendment rights. In a case known as Heller II: Defeating Red Tape & Second Amendment Infringements

Heller II: Defeating Red Tape & Second Amendment Infringements

Dick Anthony Heller is still fighting for his Second Amendment rights. In a case known as

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States can score a maximum 10 points per category, with a perfect score of 50. Full disclosure, though: No state attained that perfect score, though two states came awfully close. As was expected, Washington, D.C., kicked off our list with a whopping zero pointsBest States for Gun Owners (2013)

Best States for Gun Owners (2013)

States can score a maximum 10 points per category, with a perfect score of 50. Full

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In December 2000, lame duck President Bill Clinton blamed Al Gore's defeat on American gun owners:Obama vs. Romney: Your Choice for America’s Future

Obama vs. Romney: Your Choice for America's Future

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8 Surprisingly Pro-Gun Democrats

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Mitt Romney's relationship with gun owners over the years has been tenuous at best. While6 Creative Ways Mitt Romney Is Courting Shooters

6 Creative Ways Mitt Romney Is Courting Shooters

Mitt Romney's relationship with gun owners over the years has been tenuous at best. While

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As passionate as shooters can be about protecting their gun rights, it's important not to get too8 Ways to Convince Anyone to Go Shooting

8 Ways to Convince Anyone to Go Shooting

As passionate as shooters can be about protecting their gun rights, it's important not to get

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7 Anti-Gun Bills You Didn't Know About

Remember the good old days when we generally knew which politicians were bad on gun rights?

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Our friends at SportsmenVote.com have been polling their readers for weeks now on what shooters,G&A Man on the Street: Biggest Challenge Facing Sportsmen?

G&A Man on the Street: Biggest Challenge Facing Sportsmen?

Our friends at SportsmenVote.com have been polling their readers for weeks now on what

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