The Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence has released its 2014 state scorecard, gunlawscorecard.org.
Connecticut again ranks second among the states in having the strongest gun laws, behind only California.
In addition to the numeric rankings, the Scorecard, the fourth annual such report issued by the Law Center, assigns letter grades to all 50 states based on their gun laws. Six states, including CT, received A’s; 5 B’s; 6 C’s; 6 D’s; and 27 F’s.
The Annual Gun Law State Scorecard reveals a strong correlation between gun laws and gun deaths—states with the weakest laws, like Mississippi and Louisiana (ranked 48 and 50 out of 50), have some of the highest gun death rates in the country (3 and 2, respectively), while states with strong laws, like California and Connecticut (ranked 1 and 2 out of 50) have some of the lowest gun death rates (42 and 45, respectively).