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  • Shall Issue

    State law that provides that, upon completion of specified requirements, a law-abiding person shall be granted a permit to carry concealed firearms.
  • Discretionary/Reasonable Issue

    State law that provides the government with some discretion over the issuance of a carry permit, but which generally grants permits to all law-abiding persons.
  • No Permit Required

    State law that allows individuals to carry concealed firearms for lawful purposes without a permit.
  • Rights Restricted - Very Limited Issue

    State law that gives the government complete discretion over the issuance of carry permits, and where that discretion is normally used to deny the issuance of permits.
  • Rights Infringed/Non-Issue

    State law that completely prohibits carrying firearms for personal protection outside the home or place of business.
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Man facing kidnapping and robbery charges in Windsor

NC | WAVY  

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Man facing kidnapping and robbery charges in Windsor

A man is facing charges in Windsor after police say he robbed a woman at gunpoint — then ...

Vancouver homeowner, former mayoral candidate, shoots prowler

WA | KPTV  

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Vancouver homeowner, former mayoral candidate, shoots prowler

The Vancouver Major Crime Unit is investigating after police said a homeowner shot a suspected prowler in his ...

Middletown woman fires gun into air as home break-in suspects flee

OH | Journal News  

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Middletown woman fires gun into air as home break-in suspects flee

After seeing two people trying to break into her home Saturday morning, a Middletown woman fired her gun ...

Store clerk fired for defending himself with pistol

CO | KRDO  

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Store clerk fired for defending himself with pistol

A store clerk who defended himself with a pistol during an armed robbery is now without a job after ...

Attempted burglary leads to shots fired

TX | SB Newspaper  

Monday, October 16, 2017

Attempted burglary leads to shots fired

San Benito man was arrested this past Monday, after the Cameron County Sherriff’s office say he attempted to break into ...

Attacker with knife flees after woman reveals her concealed carry gun

IL | Fox  

Monday, October 16, 2017

Attacker with knife flees after woman reveals her concealed carry gun

 A woman in Illinois was reportedly able to protect herself with her concealed carry firearm after a stranger with ...

I got a gun:' A 78-year-old woman's 911 call lands Pitt student homicide suspect Matthew Darby in jail

SC| WTAE  

Monday, October 16, 2017

I got a gun:' A 78-year-old woman's 911 call lands Pitt student homicide suspect Matthew Darby in jail

A 78-year-old woman looking out her window called police to report a suspicious man. Police said that man ...

Man shoots attempted robber on east side

IN | WISH  

Monday, October 16, 2017

Man shoots attempted robber on east side

According to police, when officers arrived, they found a 20-year-old man with gunshot wounds. They say the shooter ...

McMinnville homeowner shoots, wounds intruder

OR | KOIN  

Monday, October 16, 2017

McMinnville homeowner shoots, wounds intruder

A McMinnville homeowner called police early Sunday morning and said they shot an intruder who was attempting to ...

Suspect shot while trying to rob armored car driver

IL | guns.com  

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Suspect shot while trying to rob armored car driver

A 33-year-old man was shot Saturday morning while attacking an armored car guard in Chicago’s Little Village neighborhood ...

NRA ILA

Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the "lobbying" arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.