Why are these groups so concerned with "gun violence" in particular? Is there no other kind of violence? If guns are somehow magically removed from society we will all be peacable people with no one having any inclination to violence? People won't get all worked up and pick up a baseball bat, hammer or knife, or whatever, to wreak violence on a fellow human once guns are removed?
Rating a state on their gun laws is just so stupid. How about looking at results of the gun laws. is "gun violence" down because of these laws? California has a lot of guns laws. How do we compare to other states in terms of homicides and injuries due to criminal use of a firearm? I know that the state I grew up didn't have much in the way of gun control laws, yet the homicide rates were quite low. But, I guess logic doesn't enter into the equation.