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See where Utah ranks in most dangerous states for gun violence

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Posted at 2:25 PM, Jul 14, 2014
and last updated 2014-07-14 16:25:02-04
- Rolling Stone

– Rolling Stone

Utah has ranked in the list of the most dangerous states for gun deaths, according to numbers Rolling Stone just published.

According to the report, our state has 12.2 gun deaths per 100,000 residents a year.

That is about average, according to the study.

The research also takes into account the state’s gun laws.

Utah does not ban those with violent misdemeanors from buying firearms.

Convicted stalkers are allowed to buy guns and background checks aren’t performed before all handgun purchases in Utah.

Alaska is ranked as the most dangerous state with 20.4 gun deaths per 100,000 residents.

Massachusetts is the safest state with 4.1 shooting deaths.

MORE: See the full rankings from the Rolling Stone here