I think New Hampshire should rank higher and Vermont lower if long range predictions are taken into account. Vermont has no pro-gun infrastructure to protect gun rights and with a very high percentage of liberal residents it could become another California overnight. New Hampshire on the the other hand has a strong pro-gun infrastructure and very active pro-gun politicians (yes as well as the anti-gun ones), has a strong libertarian "leave us alone" attitude and is the home of the Free State movement. And it is the only New England state that is growing in population, despite whining about liberals moving in there are large numbers of frustrated centrists and conservatives moving in too who want small government. And as far as Arizona being Number One that won't last long with the shifting demographics in that state, it is destined to go blue some day.
Texas didn't make the top 10! NUTS! It would have if we had Open Carry, which we haven't had since 1873 thanks to a bunch of CARPETBAGGERS. What I found interesting is the number of states that scored 45 (Texas was one of them). Might be a bit of an inadvertent bias there. :'(
"A new bill was just introduced in the Missouri state legislature that would send lawmakers who introduce anti-gun legislation to prison, a week after a group of Democrats from St. Louis introduced an Assault Weapons Ban—which will get nowhere in the Republican-controlled state house." YEAH!