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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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The Daily Signal  

Friday, September 11, 2020

These 10 Examples of Defensive Gun Use Underscore Second Amendment’s True Purpose

In announcing the launch of “Sportsmen and Sportswomen for Biden,” the former vice president’s campaign demonstrated earlier this ...

American Rifleman  

Friday, September 11, 2020

The Armed Citizen® September 11, 2020

A man in South St. Louis County, Mo., defended himself when two armed men attempted to carjack him ...

Breitbart  

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Alleged Armed Robber Shot Dead by Car Wash Customer

An alleged armed robber in Roseville, Michigan, was shot dead by a car wash customer around 7 p.m. ...

American Rifleman  

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

The Armed Citizen® August 31, 2020

A homeowner defended himself and his family in Lakeland, Fla., when a 6-ft. 250-lb. man forced his way ...

The National Interest  

Friday, August 14, 2020

Guns Do Save Lives: Here's Nine Examples From Last Month Alone

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot recently blamed her city’s acute surge in gun violence on the lack of gun ...

American Rifleman  

Friday, June 12, 2020

The Armed Citizen® June 12, 2020

Armed Citizen® TodayAround 4 a.m. on Tuesday, June 2, 2020, four men arrived at the Firing Line gun ...

MYEVERETTNEWS.com  

Friday, May 29, 2020

S. Everett Homeowner Shoots Intruder Inside Home

At about 4:50 a.m. this morning, officers were dispatched to the 1600 block of 126th St SE when ...

KATV  

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Prairie County Men Hold Escaped Murder Suspect at Gunpoint

An escaped murderer was captured Friday morning thanks to two armed Prairie County citizens. Agencies all over Eastern ...

The Citizen - Fayetteville, GA  

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Police Investigating Shooting Death at Fayetteville Residence

No charges are expected in the death of a man yelling aggressively and banging on doors in a ...

Bearing Arms  

Monday, April 13, 2020

TX Woman In Her 60s Takes Down 19-Year Old Home Invader

A 19-year old who broke into a Fredericksburg, Texas home early Saturday morning was shot and killed after ...

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.