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  • 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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Seattle Gun Tax Fails to Generate Projected Revenue, Succeeds in Burdening Rights

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Gun Laws  

Friday, March 24, 2017

Seattle Gun Tax Fails to Generate Projected Revenue, Succeeds in Burdening Rights

On March 16, 2017, the Seattle Times reported that Seattle city officials were reluctant to release data on ...

Westside homeowner gets into shootout with gunman

FL | News 4 Jax  

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Westside homeowner gets into shootout with gunman

A Westside homeowner got into a shootout Monday morning with a person armed with an assault rifle, according ...

Burglar caught on video fleeing mother of two and her shotgun

FL | Twitchy  

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Burglar caught on video fleeing mother of two and her shotgun

WPLG in Miami is hoping viewers can help identify a burglar who was caught on surveillance video attempting ...

Homeowner shoots suspects attempting to rob his Breaux Bridge home

LA | KLFY  

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Homeowner shoots suspects attempting to rob his Breaux Bridge home

A Breaux Bridge man shot two suspects attempting to rob his home early Tuesday morning. St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s ...

Off-duty Northern California CHP officer shoots suspected intruder

CA | East Bay Times  

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Off-duty Northern California CHP officer shoots suspected intruder

Police say an off-duty California Highway Patrol officer fatally shot a suspected intruder at his Redding home. The ...

East Texas woman stops attempted burglary using a 12-gauge shotgun

TX | Tyler Paper  

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

East Texas woman stops attempted burglary using a 12-gauge shotgun

A New Chapel Hill grandmother used her pickup truck and 12-gauge shotgun to stop two suspected burglars Sunday. ...

Off-Duty Officer Shoots Intruder In His Manville Home

NJ | CBS Local  

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Off-Duty Officer Shoots Intruder In His Manville Home

An off-duty police officer shot an intruder inside his home during an apparent home invasion in New Jersey ...

Stabbing and Shooting in Downtown Hazleton

TN | WNEP  

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Stabbing and Shooting in Downtown Hazleton

It was a fight that started inside a downtown Hazleton night spot. It ended on the sidewalk with ...

Pro-gun Bills Introduced to Reform FOPA, Protect Interstate Transport of Firearms for Lawful Use

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News  

Friday, March 17, 2017

Pro-gun Bills Introduced to Reform FOPA, Protect Interstate Transport of Firearms for Lawful Use

Pro-gun members of Congress have introduced legislation to protect travelers who are transporting firearms interstate for lawful purposes.

Moncks Corner homeowner's shooting of burglar 'necessary' to protect family

SC | Post and Courier  

Friday, March 17, 2017

Moncks Corner homeowner's shooting of burglar 'necessary' to protect family

A Moncks Corner resident defended his family Tuesday by fatally shooting a masked man who broke into his ...

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.