The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence issued its annual scorecard-rankings of states with the strongest gun-control laws on Feb. 15 and it determined that California has the most restrictive gun control laws in the country.
The Brady Campaign awarded California 81 points out of a possible 100 points. California earned the dubious distinction by passing new laws covering background checks on gun sales, limiting gun ownership, and requiring long gun purchases, in addition to handgun sales, to be recorded.
In essence, California earned the top ranking because its firearms laws are so complex, convoluted, and confusing, any gun owner can conceivably become an unwitting felon by attempting to comply with them.
And that's a good thing, according to the Bradyites.