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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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North Charlotte armed robbery victim says he shot gunman

NC | WSOCTV  

Thursday, February 23, 2017

North Charlotte armed robbery victim says he shot gunman

A man told police he shot a suspect who tried to rob him in North Charlotte. Police were called to the ...

Homeowner's son shoots intruders in Orange County home invasion

FL | WFTV  

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Homeowner's son shoots intruders in Orange County home invasion

When two home invaders put a gun to a woman’s head, her son fought back, deputies said. One ...

Woman shoots man fighting with Indiana officer

IN| Guns.com  

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Woman shoots man fighting with Indiana officer

A woman in Southeastern Indiana shot and killed a man who was fighting with a conservation officer Monday ...

Family Dollar clerk thwarts robbery by grabbing gun

IL | State Journal Register  

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Family Dollar clerk thwarts robbery by grabbing gun

A clerk at Family Dollar thwarted an armed robbery Sunday night, Springfield police said.

Neighbor intervenes in argument, shoots man about to hit woman with brick

NV | Las Vegas Review Journal  

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Neighbor intervenes in argument, shoots man about to hit woman with brick

A neighbor with a gun intervened and shot one of two people arguing in the west-central valley Monday ...

Armed customer shoots at crooks in Roseville

MI | Fox 2 Detroit  

Monday, February 20, 2017

Armed customer shoots at crooks in Roseville

A customer at a Roseville party store fights back against a couple of would-be robbers. Two crooks came ...

Intruder shot by homeowner, found nearby

FL |News 4 Jacksonville  

Monday, February 20, 2017

Intruder shot by homeowner, found nearby

A home intruder was shot Saturday night while inside a Westside home, the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office said. A ...

Robber Arrested, Police Seek Two Others, After Friday Home-Invasion

WA | Seattle.Gov  

Monday, February 20, 2017

Robber Arrested, Police Seek Two Others, After Friday Home-Invasion

One man was arrested in Rainier Beach early Friday after a homeowner exchanged gunfire with a trio of ...

Homeowner holds theft suspects at gunpoint until police arrive

IN| WTHR  

Monday, February 20, 2017

Homeowner holds theft suspects at gunpoint until police arrive

Police received some assistance from a homeowner who held three people at gunpoint until officers arrived Friday. Those ...

Suspect shot during armed robbery

TX | WacoTribe.com  

Monday, February 20, 2017

Suspect shot during armed robbery

A Temple man who police say was trying to rob a Waco business early Friday morning remained hospitalized ...

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.