Brady ranking reflects freedom, inversely


December 31, 2011, 10:08 PM
I just paid a visit to the site and I learned Arizona, Utah and Alaska are the freest states in regards to firearms as Brady scored them a "0". No suprise California topped the list as Brady's star pupil with an "80". Most states from the heartland to the western mountain states scores around "4-10" except for Colorado, Oregon and Washington who have a high influence from California. They scored around "17". Even Al Franken's Minnesota beat Oregon, Wash, and Colorado with a lower "14" score. Most of the Northeast & MidAtlantic states are aweful and much California like. New Hampshire is good. The South is pretty soild, naturally. I thank Brady for the scorecard as now I know what states to avoid and purchase from online. Good way to boycott.:D Check Bradys site out.

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December 31, 2011, 10:20 PM
Yeah buddy. Know your enemy, and use their information to boost our agenda!

December 31, 2011, 10:21 PM
I think OR and WA scores are where they are more because of their restrictions on licensed dealers rather than on firearms owning/carry restrictions for Joe Citizen.

OR and WA couldn't be farther away from California in gun laws...both allow fully loaded unlicensed Open Carry (though OR does allow cities to restrict loaded OC somewhat, WA does not) You can carry into a restaurant that serves alcohol, and inbibe, if you wish, all parks, Carry with a permit into a sports stadium. Oregon just went to court on the University carry question, the Universities lost. If someone would take the WA University system to court, they would loose too, for the same reasons as in OR..

WA and OR are both Shall issue for CCW licenses. Both have very few restrictions on where you cannot carry. Both allow OC and CC (with a license) and local government cannot restrict what the legislature does not/ (and OC without a license)

The one thing that did hit the WA courts was the Seattle Parks ban (Seattle lost) Just so you don't blame it all on California, Seattle's Mayor (and prime mover behind the parks ban) is from Long Island NY

December 31, 2011, 10:30 PM
I didn't know the specifics, but I could have told you that the Brady ranking system would rank freedom as "bad" and gun control as "good" without looking at their website.

December 31, 2011, 10:32 PM
Oregon sucks in regards to making folks pay the $10-$20 to the State Police for each transaction of firearm purchase, where most states use the free federal insta-check. Not very free to have a state gun data base, nor a good reason. Sorta like not being able to pump your own gas:rolleyes:

January 1, 2012, 09:42 AM
Actually Colorado still isn't bad, and is shall issue. The city/county of Denver has a few stupid laws, and unfortunately can get away with it.

The northeast/mid-atlantic is mostly a cesspool except for PA, VT, and NH.

You are spot on though, the Brady list is an inverse freedom indictor, and I have used it to avoid states that promote illegal use of firearms by restricting their subject's legal gun rights.

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