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    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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Brace Yourself: ATF Reconsiders Obama-Era Policy on Stabilizing Braces

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Gun Laws  

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Brace Yourself: ATF Reconsiders Obama-Era Policy on Stabilizing Braces

News broke this week that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) has reconsidered and “clarified” ...

Store owner’s fight against robbers caught on camera

CA | guns.com  

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Store owner’s fight against robbers caught on camera

Surveillance video from a California jewelry shop last week shows an armed store owner chase away three men ...

Woman feared 'for her life' when she shot burglar

OH | Pantagraph.com  

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Woman feared 'for her life' when she shot burglar

An Ohio woman said she was "fearing for her life" when she shot an intruder who tackled her ...

7-Eleven clerk shoots robbery suspect

MO | kmov.com  

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

7-Eleven clerk shoots robbery suspect

One person was killed and another was injured during a shooting at a South City 7-Eleven early Monday ...

Man shot while attempting to steal a car

AZ | kgun9  

Monday, April 24, 2017

Man shot while attempting to steal a car

A man was shot while attempting to steal a car on Saturday. According to Sgt. Pete Dugan with ...

Good Samaritan pulls gun on would-be robber

TN | Fox 13 Memphis  

Monday, April 24, 2017

Good Samaritan pulls gun on would-be robber

A good samaritan took action when they witnessed an attempted robbery near the FedEx Forum Thursday. Officers were ...

Attempted robbery ends with suspect shot in shoulder

MS | WDAM  

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Attempted robbery ends with suspect shot in shoulder

JPD Commander Tyree Jones has confirmed a shooting that happened on Chestnut Street. 18-year-old Jabaris Mclin has been charged ...

76-year-old woman fires warning shot at home intruder

IN | 14 News  

Thursday, April 20, 2017

76-year-old woman fires warning shot at home intruder

An Evansville woman was asleep when someone began kicking in the door. The noise woke her up so ...

Lawton homeowner shoots burglar

OK | KSWO  

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Lawton homeowner shoots burglar

A man is dead after police say he was shot while trying to break into a woman's home ...

Pierce County homeowner shoots intruder

WA | King 5  

Monday, April 17, 2017

Pierce County homeowner shoots intruder

A Pierce County homeowner shot and killed an intruder early Saturday morning in Tacoma according to police. Pierce ...

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.