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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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Round Two: Gun Rights Groups Prevail (Again) in Second Challenge to Firearm Restrictions in Delaware’s State Parks, Forests

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Friday, October 12, 2018

Round Two: Gun Rights Groups Prevail (Again) in Second Challenge to Firearm Restrictions in Delaware’s State Parks, Forests

Gun rights groups, including the NRA’s Delaware affiliate, the Delaware State Sportsmen’s Association, scored an encore legal victory ...

Shopify Targets Law-Abiding Firearm Businesses

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Friday, August 17, 2018

Shopify Targets Law-Abiding Firearm Businesses

This week, Canadian e-commerce host Shopify changed their company’s firearm policy with disastrous effects for law-abiding U.S. gun ...

Canada: Montreal to Endorse Nationwide Handgun Ban, Police Content with Current Laws

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Friday, August 17, 2018

Canada: Montreal to Endorse Nationwide Handgun Ban, Police Content with Current Laws

Politicians from the largest city in the Canadian gun control stronghold of Quebec plan to put their weight behind a ...

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Monday, August 6, 2018

Armed bystander takes down gunman at Titusville back-to-school event

TITUSVILLE, Fla. - An armed bystander shot a man who opened fired on a back-to-school event at a Titusville ...

KRTE  

Monday, August 6, 2018

Concealed carry holder stops attempted carjacking in Littlefield

LITTLEFIELD, TX (KCBD)—Ruben Garcia Lopez, a 25-year-old Littlefield resident, has been arrested, charged with attempting to hijack a car ...

New York Daily News’ Anti-Gun Hijinx Stinks as Paper Sinks

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Friday, July 27, 2018

New York Daily News’ Anti-Gun Hijinx Stinks as Paper Sinks

The New York Daily News announced this week that that it was cutting half of its newsroom staff in response to plummeting ...

Schumer Goes Full Semi-automatic

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Friday, July 27, 2018

Schumer Goes Full Semi-automatic

Everybody knows you never go full semiautomatic. That is, except Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) and his anti-gun comrades. ...

Canada: Toronto Politicians Push Nationwide Handgun Ban, Feds to Consider Proposal

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Friday, July 27, 2018

Canada: Toronto Politicians Push Nationwide Handgun Ban, Feds to Consider Proposal

Canadian gun control advocates’ goal of civilian disarmament came further into focus this week following a tragic shooting ...

Ninth Circuit Stunner: Second Amendment Protects Public Open Carry!

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Friday, July 27, 2018

Ninth Circuit Stunner: Second Amendment Protects Public Open Carry!

Gun control advocates undoubtedly awoke with a piercing headache Wednesday morning as the news sunk in that the ...

Appeals Court Tees Up Interstate Handgun Sale Ban for Possible Supreme Court Review

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Friday, July 27, 2018

Appeals Court Tees Up Interstate Handgun Sale Ban for Possible Supreme Court Review

Last week in Mance v. Sessions, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit denied, by one ...

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.