Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Idaho 15th Deadliest Gun State Says Daily Beast

Posted By on Tue, Jan 11, 2011 at 10:38 AM

The Daily Beast, an online-only newspaper edited by former New Yorker and Vanity Fair editor, Tina Brown, just released a list of the deadliest "gun states" in the United States, using gun deaths and permissiveness of gun laws to rank them.

With 12.5 gun deaths per 100,000 people, and the second most permissive gun laws in America, Idaho came in at No. 15.

Topping the list were Mississippi, Arizona and Alaska. Of the top 20 states, all but New Mexico are traditionally conservative states. More than half of the states on The Daily Beast's list are also ranked amongst the poorest in the nation, with Mississippi topping that list as well.

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