ATLANTA, GA – Today, Everytown for Gun Safety launched the updated “Gun Law Rankings” for 2024, an online tool and website that ranks all 50 states based on the strength of their gun laws and catalogs gun safety laws state by state. This year, Everytown’s state gun law rankings also shows whether states’ rankings increased or decreased over the past year, reflecting progress made by passing common-sense gun safety policies or setbacks as a result of enacting dangerous measures backed by the gun lobby. Everytown’s analysis found that Georgia ranks 46th in the nation for its weak gun laws.
While gun-sense legislators in states like California and Illinois have worked this past year to pass common-sense gun safety policies such as funding for violence intervention programs and a prohibition on assault weapons, gun lobby-backed legislators in Georgia instead rejected efforts to pass gun safety legislation like secure storage requirements.
“Georgians are witnessing in real time the fallout of the gun lobby’s ‘guns everywhere’ agenda as lives are lost and others are permanently altered in senseless and preventable tragedies,” said Sharmaine Brown, a volunteer with the Georgia chapter of Moms Demand Action. “We all have the right to feel safe going to work, in our daily routines, and in our communities — and we won’t stop fighting for common-sense gun safety until every Georgian is guaranteed it.”
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