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Right to Carry Laws

  • 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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Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Woman defends home and daughter from violent intruders, WTOC, Savannah, Ga. 04/26/16

Shannon Linton and her teenage daughter were at home sleeping in Savannah, Ga. when a pair of robbers ...

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Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Carry permit holder foils airgun-wielding robber, The Enterprise, Brockton, Mass. 05/02/16

A man went to a designated meeting spot in Brockton, Mass. for what he thought would be the ...

Seattle Times, Sultan, Washington 4/28/16  

Friday, April 29, 2016

80-Year-Old Home Owner Stops Knife Wielding Intruder After Husband Stabbed

An 80-year-old Sultan woman fatally wounded a knife wielding intruder after the suspect broke into her home and ...

WABC, New York, N.Y. 04/22/16  

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Store owner sends two robbers running

The owner of Beechmont Mini Market in Bridgeport, Conn. was tending to his store when a pair of ...

WYFF, Greenville, S.C. 04/23/16  

Monday, April 25, 2016

Armed property owner helps end manhunt

Police attempted to stop two men in a truck in Gaston, S.C., but the pair did not comply, ...

MetroNews, Charleston, W.V. 04/19/16  

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

80-year-old man fights off three home invaders

An 80-year-old man was at home in Fairmont, W.V. when he heard a knock at the door. Suspicious, ...

KTLA, Glendale, CA 4/13/2016  

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Armed Resident Restrains Home Invasion Suspect

Upon hearing a disturbance and checking home surveillance cameras, a Glendale resident spotted a burglary suspect in the ...

WBBJ-TV, Jackson, Tenn. 04/13/16  

Monday, April 18, 2016

Liquor Store Owner Fights Off Robbers

A pair of masked and armed robbers entered a liquor store in Lexington, Tenn. and attempted to rob ...

Dayton Daily News, Dayton, Ohio 04/11/16  

Monday, April 11, 2016

Woman Defends Family Business from Robber

A woman was working the counter at the Sundeck Tanning Salon in Dayton, Ohio, when a man entered ...

Springfield News Leader, Springfield, Mo. 04/07/16  

Friday, April 8, 2016

Elderly Man Fights Off Intruder

An elderly man was at a home in Belgrade, Mo. when he noticed a pickup truck pull up ...


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.