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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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Monday, August 24, 2015

Teen uses father's rifle to protect siblings from home invaders, KSNV, Las Vegas, Nev. 08/21/15

A 14-year-old was at home with his younger siblings when a pair of home invaders entered the house. The 14-year-old responded by rounding up his siblings and moving to a closet, where he armed himself ...

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Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Armed elderly woman fights off attackers, Bay City News Service, San Francisco, Calif. 08/10/15

An elderly woman was at home in Big Sur, Calif. when a pair of men armed with knives broke into her house and attempted to rape her. During the incident the woman was able to ...

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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Store owner uses semi-automatic rifle to repel armed robbers, WISN, Milwaukee, Wis. 07/27/15, WITI, Milwaukee, Wis. 07/27/15

Rami Murrar, owner of Bouchard’s clothing store in Milwaukee, Wisc., was tending to his establishment when at around 4 a.m. a van smashed into the security doors and concrete posts protecting his store. A daring ...

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Friday, July 24, 2015

Veteran halts gas station robbery, WALB, Albany, Ga. 07/17/15

Army veteran Don Rogers was inside a gas station in Sycamore, Ga. when a robber armed with a gun entered the store and demanded money from the clerk. Rogers responded to the threat by drawing ...

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Monday, July 20, 2015

Kansas' new permitless carry law helps citizen thwart robbers, WIBW, Topeka, Kans. 07/13/15

Joe Tapley was inside the Academy Sports and Outdoors store in Topeka, Kans. when three robbers started stealing firearms and cash from the behind the gun counter. As they made their way outside the store, ...

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Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Former CNN Anchor After Self-Defense Shooting: “If you don’t want to carry please don’t. Then, shut the f--- up about it.”

Former CNN Anchor After Self-Defense Shooting: “If you don’t want to carry please don’t. Then, shut the f--- ...

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Friday, July 3, 2015

In Albuquerque, Another One of Those "Rare" Self-Defense Shootings

"Guns are rarely used to kill criminals or stop crimes," claims the Violence Policy Center (VPC), led by longtime handgun-ban ...

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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Pizza delivery driver halts robbery, The Sun-Sentinel, Palm Beach, Fla. 06/24/15

A Domino’s pizza delivery driver was returning to his store in Hollywood, Fla. when a pair of masked and armed men attempted to rob him. The driver responded by retrieving a gun and shooting at ...

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Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Pharmacist scares off robber, KCTV, Kansas City, Mo. 06/09/15

A woman entered Spalitto’s Pharmacy in Kansas City, Mo., claimed she was armed, and demanded Oxycontin from a pharmacist. The pharmacist responded to the threat by retrieving a .45-caliber pistol and levelling it at the ...

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Friday, June 12, 2015

Homeowner shoots intruder who got in through doggie door, KABB, San Antonio, Texas 06/11/15

A burglar gained entry into a house in San Antonio, Texas through the doggie door. While the intruder was inside the home, the homeowner returned. Upon discovering the burglar, the homeowner retrieved a gun and ...

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.