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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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Some Semblance of Law Returns to the Woeful Massachusetts Firearms Licensing Procedure

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Friday, February 8, 2019

Some Semblance of Law Returns to the Woeful Massachusetts Firearms Licensing Procedure

In early December, NRA-ILA alerted gun owners to an ongoing dispute between the administration of Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker and ...

FoxNews.com  

Monday, January 28, 2019

Massachusetts man, 65, clings to hood of SUV on turnpike in suspected road-rage incident

A gun-wielding good Samaritan brought a harrowing road rage incident to a safe end, reportedly stopping a driver ...

Gun Owners Call BS on Restrictive Measures in New Jersey and Canada

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Friday, January 4, 2019

Gun Owners Call BS on Restrictive Measures in New Jersey and Canada

Treating nice people like criminals isn’t likely to enhance respect for the law.That’s a tough lesson anti-gun officials ...

Associated Press  

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Sheriff: Woman kills jail escapee who kicks in her door

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — An inmate who had escaped minutes earlier from a county jail in South Carolina ...

Star Press  

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

State police: Homeowner held would-be burglar at gunpoint

NEW CASTLE, Ind. – A local man held a would-be burglar at gunpoint until authorities reached his northern Henry County ...

Guns Save Lives— Armed Citizens Thwart Active Shooters 94% of the Time

The New American  

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Guns Save Lives— Armed Citizens Thwart Active Shooters 94% of the Time

It’s a testimonial as to why “gun control” should mean hitting your target. While a study shows that 98 percent ...

Round Two: Gun Rights Groups Prevail (Again) in Second Challenge to Firearm Restrictions in Delaware’s State Parks, Forests

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Friday, October 12, 2018

Round Two: Gun Rights Groups Prevail (Again) in Second Challenge to Firearm Restrictions in Delaware’s State Parks, Forests

Gun rights groups, including the NRA’s Delaware affiliate, the Delaware State Sportsmen’s Association, scored an encore legal victory ...

Shopify Targets Law-Abiding Firearm Businesses

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Friday, August 17, 2018

Shopify Targets Law-Abiding Firearm Businesses

This week, Canadian e-commerce host Shopify changed their company’s firearm policy with disastrous effects for law-abiding U.S. gun ...

Canada: Montreal to Endorse Nationwide Handgun Ban, Police Content with Current Laws

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Friday, August 17, 2018

Canada: Montreal to Endorse Nationwide Handgun Ban, Police Content with Current Laws

Politicians from the largest city in the Canadian gun control stronghold of Quebec plan to put their weight behind a ...

WFTV  

Monday, August 6, 2018

Armed bystander takes down gunman at Titusville back-to-school event

TITUSVILLE, Fla. - An armed bystander shot a man who opened fired on a back-to-school event at a Titusville ...

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.