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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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3 men arrested after armed robbery, Glynn County police say

News 4 Jacksonville  

Monday, September 26, 2016

3 men arrested after armed robbery, Glynn County police say

Three men have been arrested after an armed robbery early Friday, the Glynn County Police Department said. Officers ...

Gun Laws  

Friday, September 23, 2016

Woman fights off three armed intruders, WSB-TV, Atlanta, Ga. 09/23/16

A woman was at home in Gwinnett County, Ga. when a trio of robbers armed with handguns kicked ...

Atlanta Woman Exercises her Right to Defend her Livelihood

Bearing Arms  

Friday, September 23, 2016

Atlanta Woman Exercises her Right to Defend her Livelihood

Last week Friday, three men kicked in an Atlanta, Georgia suburb home around 4 a.m. The first burglar was ...

Resident shoots gun at would-be intruder, Pennsylvania

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review,  

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Resident shoots gun at would-be intruder, Pennsylvania

A resident was at home in Murrysville, Pa. when a man attempted to break into his house through ...

Homeowner justifably shot intruder; two men charged with home invasion

MLive- Michigan  

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Homeowner justifably shot intruder; two men charged with home invasion

Two men are charged with first-degree home invasion for allegedly breaking down the front door of a house, ...

AL.com  

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Bank customer fires at robber in Huntsville

A man entered a Wells Fargo bank in Homewood, Ala. with something wrapped around his arm to give ...

Bearing Arms, St. Cloud, MN 9/19/2016  

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

NRA Certified Instructor Shoots Man on Stabbing Spree

NRA certified instructor, USPSA Competitor, 3-gun shooter and part time police officer shot and killed a violent man ...

Gun Laws  

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Right-to-Carry permit holder defends himself and his friend from an armed robber, KMOV, St. Louis, Mo. 09/09/2016

A man armed with a gun approached two men walking in a neighborhood in Granite City, Ill. and ...

Gun Laws  

Monday, September 12, 2016

70-year-old man fights off home invader, KRQE, Albuquerque, N.M. 09/09/16

A 70-year-old man who walks using a cane was at home in Tijeras, N.M. when an intruder broke ...

Kansas City Star, Shawnee, KS 9/11/2016  

Monday, September 12, 2016

Good Samaritans Stop Violent Attack and Attempted Kidnapping

When a woman was violently attacked while placing her infant into a child seat, two good samaritans sprang ...

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.