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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.
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    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.
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Concerned citizen holds Lowcountry burglary suspect at gunpoint

SC | WCSC  

Monday, January 23, 2017

Concerned citizen holds Lowcountry burglary suspect at gunpoint

A Lowcounty burglary suspect was nabbed after authorities say a concerned citizen spotted him in a field and ...

Homeowner shoots intruder in southwest Charlotte

NC | WBTV  

Monday, January 23, 2017

Homeowner shoots intruder in southwest Charlotte

A homeowner fatally shot a man who broke into a home in southwest Charlotte Friday, according to police. ...

Dallas Homeowner Fights Off Home Invasion

TX | CBS DFW  

Monday, January 23, 2017

Dallas Homeowner Fights Off Home Invasion

Police need the public’s help in catching a team of armed burglars that might have pulled off a ...

Homeowner shoots home invasion suspect

NM| KOB  

Monday, January 23, 2017

Homeowner shoots home invasion suspect

The Albuquerque Police Department says a man was killed by a homeowner after a suspected break-in. APD says ...

Pistol-packing deli owner fires at robbers in gripping surveillance video

NJ.com  

Monday, January 23, 2017

Pistol-packing deli owner fires at robbers in gripping surveillance video

A deli owner in Paterson shot at two armed men who were attempting to rob him earlier this ...

Chattanooga woman defends herself, others; shoots man trying to assault her

TN | Times Free Press  

Monday, January 23, 2017

Chattanooga woman defends herself, others; shoots man trying to assault her

A woman who shot and wounded a man trying to assault her Sunday morning was defending herself and ...

An off-duty Robbins officer shot an armed man

Il | ABC 7  

Monday, January 23, 2017

An off-duty Robbins officer shot an armed man

An off-duty officer who working in south suburban Robbins shot and killed an armed man who tried to ...

San Antonio mall shooting leaves one dead, multiple injured after two suspects rob jewelry store

TX | NY Daily News  

Monday, January 23, 2017

San Antonio mall shooting leaves one dead, multiple injured after two suspects rob jewelry store

A shooting at a Texas mall left one person dead and three wounded after a botched robbery, police ...

Man surprises burglar in SE Fresno, holds him at gunpoint for police

CA | Fresno Bee  

Friday, January 20, 2017

Man surprises burglar in SE Fresno, holds him at gunpoint for police

A man relaxing at home in southeast Fresno surprised a burglar in his detached garage and held him ...

Armed robber shot by clerk, "They're supposed to just hand over the money."

AZ | ABC 15  

Friday, January 13, 2017

Armed robber shot by clerk, "They're supposed to just hand over the money."

A 17-year-old is recovering from a gunshot wound after reportedly committing two armed robberies. Court records show that ...

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.