Published On: Jan 14 2013 10:29:26 AM CSTUpdated On: Apr 01 2014 11:24:07 AM CDT
The debate over gun control continues to be a hot topic in America. Take a look at which states have the strictest and weakest gun laws, according to ratings from the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence.
The Brady Campaign awards each state letter grades 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.
These are the states with the Brady Campaign said had the strongest gun laws as of 2013, which is the most recent ranking:
New York: A-
New Jersey: A-
Rhode Island: B-
Here are the states that received failing grades from the Brady campaign and had the highest amount of gun-related deaths.
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