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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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Gun Rights Were Expanded: Once Again, No Problems

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Second Amendment  

Gun Laws  

Friday, May 25, 2018

Gun Rights Were Expanded: Once Again, No Problems

As readers of our legislative alerts are only too aware, whenever NRA efforts to create more freedoms for ...

April 2018 NICS Report

Gun Laws  

News  

Friday, May 25, 2018

April 2018 NICS Report

We haven’t reported on the FBI NICS background check numbers for some time, but recent numbers show a ...

CNN.com  

Friday, May 25, 2018

Armed bystander kills shooter at Oklahoma City restaurant

An armed bystander gunned down a shooter Thursday at an Oklahoma City restaurant, killing him, police said. A man walked ...

FBI Acknowledges Life-Saving Potential of Armed Citizens

News  

Gun Laws  

Friday, May 11, 2018

FBI Acknowledges Life-Saving Potential of Armed Citizens

“Armed and unarmed citizens engaged the shooter in 10 incidents. They safely and successfully ended the shootings in ...

Statesville  

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Iredell man holds would-be burglar at gunpoint until deputies arrive

Oakly was barking. That was unusual, because she seldom actually barks, especially at 7:20 a.m. That’s why Oakly’s owner, ...

Discover Ferndale  

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Armed Citizen: Homeowner held burglary suspect at gunpoint

A 20-year-old man was arrested Sunday morning after deputies say a homeowner held him at gunpoint in his ...

For six years I lived in constant fear of a stalker.

Medium  

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

For six years I lived in constant fear of a stalker.

For six years I lived in constant fear of a stalker. He harassed me, in person and online, at ...

The Salt Lake Tribune  

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

More than 1,400 Utahns ages 18 to 20 carry concealed firearms. Here's why

Cole wanted to be able to defend herself. So last year, shortly after the state green-lighted Utahns as young ...

A man attacked their SUV in Pasco. This father was armed and ready

WA| Tri-City Herald  

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

A man attacked their SUV in Pasco. This father was armed and ready

Pasco police say the father — who had a concealed pistol license — fired a warning shot from ...

Private citizen shot man trying to break into home

TX | KLTV  

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Private citizen shot man trying to break into home

Authorities in Bowie County are investigating an incident in which a private citizen shot a man who was ...

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.