Right-to-carry laws are swinging into the favor of legally-armed American citizens with 40 states now issuing concealed carry permits on a shall-issue basis. However, understanding the legislative variations from one state to another remains difficult due to a complicated framework of laws and state reciprocity. The editors at Guns & Ammo have cut through the clutter for readers with their ranking of “Best States for Concealed Carry 2014,” presented by StealthGearUSA, now available online at http://www.gunsandammo.com/ccw-2014

Guns & Ammo remains the world’s most widely read firearms magazine. G&A is part of InterMedia Outdoors (IMO), the nation’s largest media company exclusively serving the information and entertainment needs of more than 80 million outdoor enthusiasts.

Ranking all 50 U.S. states and Washington D.C., Guns & Ammo’s “Best States for Concealed Carry 2014” uses updated legislative information and state-specific licensing requirements to determine the most carry-friendly states in the country. This year’s rankings were quantified based on license issuance, state reciprocity, required training time, license cost, duty to inform and other major factors.

“Statewide concealed carry legislation continues to improve across the country, but the carry laws in every state are certainly not created equal,” said G&A Editor Eric Poole. “This is the second year we’ve dug through the legislation to get the best information for our readers based on measurable criteria. Along with our ‘Best States for Gun Owners’ piece we post annually, this is the most widely bookmarked site for our readers.”

Readers can find out how each state ranks compared to the rest of the country and enter the debate at http://www.gunsandammo.com/ccw-2014

Learn more about the “Best States for Gun Owners” here: http://www.gunsandammo.com/network-topics/culture-politics-network/best-states-for-gun-owners-2014/.


Michelle Scheuermann, BulletProof Communications LLC; 651-964-0264

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