Gun laws and grades by state and what needs improvement

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Want to know the grade for gun laws in your state. Here is the link to the 2021 Annual Scorecard | Giffords.

Gun Laws

The Giffords Law Center website offers a listing of all states and the gun laws in each state. Their listing is simplified as gun laws can be very technical. The laws are listed by what the state does well and where is needs improvement. Here is their listing for Massachusetts:

What Massachusetts Does Well

  • Gun owner licensing
  • Extreme risk protection orders
  • Domestic violence gun laws
  • Assault weapon restrictions
  • Large capacity magazine ban
  • Strong concealed carry law
  • Certain open carry regulations
  • Safe storage laws
  • Community violence intervention funding

What Massachusetts Is Missing

  • Microstamping requirements
  • Bulk firearm purchase restrictions
  • Waiting period