States with strongest, weakest gun laws

Published On: Jan 14 2013 10:29:26 AM CST   Updated On: Apr 23 2014 11:51:22 AM CDT

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal signed into law Wednesday new gun legislation that allows licensed owners to carry firearms into more public places than at any time in the past century, including government buildings, bars, and a wide variety of public places. Take a look at which states have the strictest and weakest gun laws.

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The Brady Campaign awards each state up to 100 points based on the strength of laws dealing with things like regulations on gun dealers, the strength of background checks, records keeping, permit requirements, bans on assault weapons and laws dealing with child safety.

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