Why Being #39 Is A Good Thing

Usually when you’re involved in a contest, your goal is to be number one.


But there are some contests it’s simply better to be on the other end.  Today, the Brady Campaign announced its current ranking of states “gun control” laws.  You can see the chart for yourself HERE.

As you may know, the Brady Campaign is an anti-gun organization that works to get laws passed throughout the United States that inhibit the law-abiding citizens ability to own and use firearms.  Unfortunately, these laws do absolutely nothing, very little at best, to prevent criminals from having guns to use in their exploits.  A ranking of 1 means super restrictive gun laws, whereas a ranking of 50 means the state has followed the Constitution as closely as possible.

I’m proud that Missouri, my home state and favorite of the 50, has been ranked at 39, tied with Arkansas, Indiana, Kansas, Mississippi, New Mexico, South Dakota, Texas, West Virginia, and Wyoming.  It looks to me like we’re in good company.  Obviously, as I look at Alaska’s ranking of 50, it’s clear there is still room for improvement.

I’d like to congratulate all 31 states that ranked too low to be awarded any stars by the campaign.  Maybe someday, the Brady Campaign will pull its head out of its backside and figure out that laws don’t stop criminals.  Until then, I won’t be holding my breath.

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