The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence issued its state rankings last week and identified Louisiana as among the states with the weakest gun laws in the nation.
Louisiana tied for second to last place in America, along with Alaska, Arizona, Idaho, Kentucky and Oklahoma -- earning just two points out of total of 100. Only Utah, with zero points, fared worse on the Brady index.
"Louisiana's elected leaders have done nothing in the past year to stop the flow of illegal guns within the state, failing to do common-sense things like closing the loophole that allows dangerous people to buy guns at gun shows without background checks," said Paul Helmke, president of the Brady Campaign, which advocates for legislation to close the gun show loophole at the national level.But Louisiana earned a couple of points in the Brady ranking for rejecting legislation that would have forced colleges and universities to allow concealed and loaded guns on campus.
What's your opinion? Why would a state with such weak gun laws not also allow guns on campuses? Is it possible that the issue of guns on campuses is not as straightforward as the gun crowd says?
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