PENNSYLVANIA: The state requires background checks for handgun buyers, and requires gun dealers to obtain a state license. This ranking of states with the strictest gun laws is from the Brady Campaign, a nonpartisan anti-gun violence group. Here, protesters in Philadelphia participate in the Silent March to Protest Gun Violence in July 2000.
Gun control advocates are taking their message to the states, through ads, town hall meetings, and shaming campaigns. They poked Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R) of New Hampshire on Tuesday.
While gun control proponents may have conceded defeat in the Senate, they insist the war isn’t over. President Obama himself said he saw the defeat as just Round 1.