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How much have things really changed in the wake of the newest wave of anti-gun sentiment? We have done our best to aggregate and analyze the gun laws of all fifty states and the District of Columbia. From this study, we create a ranking list of gun-friendly states. Here are the best states for gun owners - worst to best - for 2018.Best States for Gun Owners (2018)

Best States for Gun Owners (2018)

How much have things really changed in the wake of the newest wave of anti-gun sentiment? We

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Over the years, we at Guns & Ammo have done our best to aggregate and analyze the gun laws of all fifty states and the District of Columbia. From this study, we create a ranking list of gun-friendly states, from worst to best. Here's the Best States for Gun Owners for 2017.Best States for Gun Owners (2017)

Best States for Gun Owners (2017)

Over the years, we at Guns & Ammo have done our best to aggregate and analyze the gun laws of

Keith Wood


Andrew Cashner is an active Major League Baseball pitcher who has thrown nearly 9,000 pitchesFrom Fastballs to Curves: An Interview with Andrew Cashner

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Please note this ranking addresses concealed carry rather than open carry.Best States for Concealed Carry (2015)

Best States for Concealed Carry (2015)

Please note this ranking addresses concealed carry rather than open carry.

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States were ranked numerically in each of five categories: right-to-carry, right to own Best States for Gun Owners (2015)

Best States for Gun Owners (2015)

States were ranked numerically in each of five categories: right-to-carry, right to own "black

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The G & A staff addresses the topic of why we can't let our legislators restrict magazineAll About AR's: Magazine Capacity

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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

G&A Staff

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)

Drawing from trusted sources and numerous examples of state-specific legislation and case law,

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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

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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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Given the anti-gun positions of many within the Democratic elite, it's easy to forget that there8 Surprisingly Pro-Gun Democrats

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