Virginia Ranked 9th Freest State in The Nation

The Mercatus Center public policy research center at George Mason University has released a study entitled “Freedom in The 50 States” and Virginia has placed in the top 10 free states.

According to the study, Virginia is not only the 9th Freest state in the nation but is the freest state in the South.

As far as gun laws are concerned, they specifically noted with approval the fact that unlicensed open carry is available in Virginia but felt that there was still room to improve, stating “Gun laws are decent, with much room for improvement.

Virginia owes this honor in no small part to the tireless efforts of the Virginia Citizens Defense League who will, rest assured, be fighting every day to make those improvements the study calls for.

About John Pierce

Monachus Lex is written by Virginia attorney John Pierce. John is a life-long gun rights advocate, an NRA certified instructor and co-founder of the nationwide gun rights group

He has an undergraduate degree in Computer Information Systems, an MBA from George Mason University and is a 2012 Honors Graduate of Hamline University School of Law in St. Paul, MN.

Professionally, John is a member of the American Bar Association Second Amendment Civil Rights Litigation Subcommittee and his writings have been published by the ABA Civil Rights Litigation Committee and the ABA Minority Trial Lawyer Committee.

In addition, his open carry advocacy has been featured on Nightline and The Daily Show With Jon Stewart.
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