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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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Homeowner stops home burglary suspect with gun

TX | KBTX  

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Homeowner stops home burglary suspect with gun

A burglary suspect was arrested after a Brenham resident managed to hold her at gunpoint until law enforcement ...

Intruder shot, wounded by Miami homeowner

FL| CBS 12  

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Intruder shot, wounded by Miami homeowner

Authorities say a man who was forcing his way into a South Florida home is in critical condition ...

Employee shoots two robbers at West Rogers Park store

Chicago Sun Times  

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Employee shoots two robbers at West Rogers Park store

Two men were shot by the employee of a store they were trying to rob Sunday night in ...

Homeowner shoots Johnston County home invasion suspect

CBS NC  

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Homeowner shoots Johnston County home invasion suspect

Deputies in Johnston County said a breaking and entering put one man in the hospital early Sunday. Officials ...

Cleveland man shoots home invasion suspect

OH | Cleveland.com  

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Cleveland man shoots home invasion suspect

A 68-year-old man shot one of two home invasion suspects who broke into his home late Sunday.

Burglar shot by homeowner in Sunrise

FL | ABC 10  

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Burglar shot by homeowner in Sunrise

A burglar was fatally shot Monday after breaking into someone's home in Sunrise, authorities said. The burglary was ...

Man shoots 2 armed men who tried to rob him at ATM

PA | WPIX  

Monday, November 28, 2016

Man shoots 2 armed men who tried to rob him at ATM

A man shot two would-be robbers early Thursday an ATM in Homewood. The 42-year-old man told police he was ...

Man shot during foiled robbery of Orange Park store

FL | Jacksonville.com  

Monday, November 28, 2016

Man shot during foiled robbery of Orange Park store

A man was shot by a store clerk during a foiled armed robbery of an Orange Park convenience ...

75-year-old man shoots home invasion suspect in Detroit

MI | WXYZ  

Monday, November 28, 2016

75-year-old man shoots home invasion suspect in Detroit

According to police, the homeowner heard a noise at his back door and saw two teenagers break into ...

After attempted robbery over the weekend, police stress self-defense

TX | News West 9  

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

After attempted robbery over the weekend, police stress self-defense

Officer John Kerrigan teaches self-defense classes for the Midland Police Department and said there are three things he ...

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.