Which U.S. State Has the Most Gun Laws?

Did you know that there are fifty different types of gun policies and legislation that states across the country have adopted to increase gun safety? Sightmark.com, which sells attachments and accessories for rifles, created a chart that ranks all of the states based on how strict their gun laws are. The higher the number of gun policies that the state has already passed, the stricter the state’s gun laws are considered to be. The chart starts with a U.S. map colorized to quickly show which states are the strictest and which are more lenient. The red and blue color scheme that was used is reminiscent of the political divide between red and blue states when it comes to guns. The states with more gun laws are generally the more liberal states, which are notated with shades of blue on the map. The states that are more lenient on gun laws tend to be more conservative and are notated in shades of red.


Which state do you think has the most gun laws in place? If you guessed sunny California, you’d be right! California has the strictest gun laws in the country with 45 out of the 50 policies already adopted. Thanks to the gun legislation in place, California has one of the lowest rates of gun deaths in the country. On the flip side, which state do you expect to see at the other end of the spectrum with the least gun safety policies in place? Mississippi has only adopted 3 of the 50 policies so far, making it the most lenient state on guns. Although this has translated to Mississippi having the highest rate of gun deaths in the country. How strict are gun laws where you live?

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