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The most gun friendly state is...

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. Arizona is the home of Gunsite, the nation’s oldest and best known private shooting school, the 1650 acre Ben Avery shooting facilty, as well as numerous firearm manufacturers including Ruger. Concealed and open carry are legal without a permit and the state also issues permits to residents who travel outside the state. CCW permits from all other states are recognized. Arizona does not restrict legally-possessed NFA items, magazines or MSRs.

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I was surprised to see that PA ranked in at #31

Geographically and culturally, the Keystone State bridges the gap between the Eastern Seaboard and the Midwest. Pennsylvania has a deeply-rooted hunting culture and one of the highest number of NRA members in the nation. Though Pennsylvania has a state firearm preemption statute, 50 municipalities have enacted various gun control ordinances. The transfer or sale of a handgun, even among private parties, must pass through a dealer and requires a background check. No state restrictions are in place for MSRs or magazines, and all NFA items other than “bombs” are legal so long as they’re owned in compliance with federal law. The carrying of firearms can be restricted during an emergency and the City of Philadelphia is known as being unfriendly to citizens carrying firearms. PA is a “shall issue” concealed carry state with fairly broad reciprocity. Pennsylvania has enacted a “stand your ground” law that does not require citizens to retreat before using deadly force.
A Reading from the Book of Armaments, Chapter 4, Verses 16 to 20:

Then did he raise on high the Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch, saying, "Bless this, O Lord, that with it thou mayst blow thine enemies to tiny bits, in thy mercy." And the people did rejoice and did feast upon the lambs and toads and tree-sloths and fruit-bats and orangutans and breakfast cereals ... Now did the Lord say, "First thou pullest the Holy Pin. Then thou must count to three. Three shall be the number of the counting and the number of the counting shall be three. Four shalt thou not count, neither shalt thou count two, excepting that thou then proceedeth to three. Five is right out. Once the number three, being the number of the counting, be reached, then lobbest thou the Holy Hand Grenade in the direction of thine foe, who, being naughty in my sight, shall snuff it."
I'm surprised PA ranks so low. We did have the highest ratio of NRA members per capita, or at least more than the South has. Then again just from all the peeps I know in my circle of friends and extrapolating it out, there's far many more people who own but aren't a member of anything.

I do agree the variety of places we got for shooting is rather boring.

I want someplace that allows tracer fire near Philly... DelVal or Lehigh Val at least.
They need to refine the scoring system a bit. The difference between #31 (PA) and #20 (ND) is a mere 2 points. PA only got a low ranking in the Miscellaneous (I sense some north east bias here) category which is why it's in the lower half of the rankings.

Quote:31. Pennsylvania
Right-to-Carry: 7
MSRs: 10
Class 3/NFA: 9
Castle Doctrine: 8
Miscellaneous: 6
Ammunition, it's the new lead bullion. Buy it cheap and stack it deep.
Very interesting stats there. We must be slipping when a state in New England beats us out. I think I want to move to Kentucky. Get a nice piece of property AWAY from this non sense on this side of Pa. Cant afford property in Pa. too expensive. I guy can dream right?
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