Best States for Gun Ownership

  • 22 December 2014
  • NormanL
Best States for Gun Ownership

guns">Guns & Ammo Magazine has released its 2014">2014 list of the "Best States for Gun Owners."  Topping the list? Arizona:

It was a tight race for the top spot, but it came down to the intangibles. The Grand Canyon State takes the top spot again this year, and for good reason. It has the most well-established competitive shooting scene in the nation and a culture that embraces shooters and the shooting sports.

Coming in last? The District of Columbia:

While our leaders are protected by legions of heavily armed police, ordinary citizens of our nation’s capital are routinely deprived of their rights by a weave of gun control laws. There is no better case to describe the outright absurdity of D.C.’s gun laws than the 2014 conviction of a man for possessing a dud shotgun shell and an empty .270 Winchester cartridge case in his home. Residents of D.C. must register all rifles and shotguns with Metropolitan Police, and ammunition can only be purchased for those registered firearms. There is no method of obtaining a permit to carry a handgun in D.C. short of becoming a police officer. Magazine capacity is restricted to 10 rounds, except for tubular magazines on rimfire rifles. Gun owners should think twice about even passing through D.C., where a forgotten cartridge or magazine in a vehicle can lead to serious charges.