A study from the American Medical Association found states with stricter gun regulations have fewer fatalities. Researchers assigned each state a “legislative score” based on laws addressing gun trafficking, background checks, child safety, assault weapons, and use of guns in public places. This map shows states with the highest legislative scores also have the lowest mortality rates:
Connecticut ranked fourth in legislative strength score, behind Massachussetts, California and New Jersey. (Calculated prior to New York’s recently-enacted gun laws).