About the State Scorecard
The Brady scorecard evaluates the gun laws across all 50 states. The analysis looks at laws and policies that keep guns out of the hands of dangerous people, laws that help stop the supply of crime guns to the streets, and statistics illustrating how individual states contribute to making our national gun violence problem worse.
Top 15 Criminals' Choice States
These are the states with the loosest gun laws in the nation making them the best locations for criminals and other dangerous people to easily get guns.
10 least Friendly States
These are the 10 states in the nation with the strongest gun laws that help keep guns away from criminals and other dangerous people. The laws in these states make it harder for criminals to buy, carry, or traffic guns.