GA and AL receive failing grades on gun safety laws

GA and AL receive failing grades on gun safety laws

(WTVM) - Georgia and Alabama have both received a grade of 'F' on the annual Gun Law Scorecard.

The scorecard determines the strength of each state’s gun laws as compared to those of the other 49 states.

In 2018, Georgia tried to strengthen its gun laws. Lawmakers made it a crime to intentionally provide firearms to people with certain criminal convictions.

To get a passing grade, the report says that Georgia needs universal background checks, to restrict domestic abusers from getting guns and approve an extreme risk protection order law.

Alabama has the second highest gun-death rate in the country.

To view the full results of the Gun Law Scorecard, click here.

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