The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence quietly changed its grade for New York’s gun-safety laws from a B+ to an A-—making it one of five states to get the highest grade from the national group.
A spokeswoman for the group, Jennifer Fuson, said New York’s score was rounded up from a 79.5 to 80—moving up it’s overall grade.
So New York joins California, Connecticut, New Jersey and Maryland for top marks. She said Alabama was also rounded up—from an F to a D -.
New York was the first in the nation to implement a new gun-control law after the Newtown shootings a year ago. Gov. Andrew Cuomo has defended the law amid criticism and lawsuits from gun-rights advocates.