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Last edited at 8:48AM on 3/25/2013
In a recent 50-state, four year study by the medical journal JAMA Internal Medicine, it was found that "In the dozen or so states with the most gun control-related laws, far fewer people were shot to death or killed themselves with guns than in the states with the fewest laws, the study found. Overall, states with the most laws had a 42 percent lower gun death rate than states with the least number of laws." While concluding that more laws mean less gun violence could be a case of misplaced cause and effect, it certainly points to the fact that more guns and fewer gun laws do not necessarily result in a safer society.
As for the safest states, this study had this to say: "Hawaii had 16 gun laws, and along with New Jersey, New York and Massachusetts was among states with the most laws and fewest deaths. States with the fewest laws and most deaths included Alaska, Kentucky, Louisiana and Oklahoma."
Any state with the least gun laws and the least amount of people. Also with Conservative governors and mayors. I would try Montana for the least amount of people. Stay away from places like IL, NY or DC.