Gun Law Scorecard Shows Some Firearm-Friendly States Passing New Regulations

Gun Law Scorecard Shows Some Firearm-Friendly States Passing New Regulations

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis, left at microphone, makes a speech at the signing of the state’s Extreme Risk Protection Order law in April 2019. In its annual scorecard ranking the strength of state gun laws, the gun control advocacy group Giffords boosted ratings for a handful of states in the Midwest and West, most of which have traditionally been home to a strong gun rights culture. The Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence released its scorecard Thursday , touting six states that received higher grades: Illinois (B+ to an A-): Enacted gun dealer regulations Colorado (C to a C+): Enacted an extreme risk protection order law Nevada (D to a C+): Enacted universal background checks, an extreme risk protection order law, a bump stock ban, and a child access prevention law Nebraska (C- to a C): Directed funding to community violence intervention strategies Utah (D- to a D): Enacted a law requiring more reporting of prohibited purchaser records to federal background check system New Mexico (F to a C): Enacted bills to strengthen background checks and disarm domestic abusers. The advocacy group Giffords rates state gun laws. The group released the most recent update Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020, including six states that received higher grades over past evaluations. Courtesy of Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence In 2018, Giffords raised the grades in eight states for passing measures like extreme risk protection orders and bump stock bans. Extreme risk laws , in particular, have quickly become widespread […]

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