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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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Burglars meet match in armed neighbors, dog

LA | Shreveport Times  

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Burglars meet match in armed neighbors, dog

No one was home. Josh Burson and his family had gone out earlier that morning to the Caddo ...

Homeowner shoots suspect beating elderly woman with baseball bat

PA | guns.com  

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Homeowner shoots suspect beating elderly woman with baseball bat

An elderly woman remains in critical condition after she was beaten with a baseball bat outside of her ...

Mom with gun chases intruder she found near teen daughter with special needs

Oh | Guns.com  

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Mom with gun chases intruder she found near teen daughter with special needs

An intruder was arrested Monday night not long after he was chased away by a mom with a ...

Felon shot while breaking into rural Idaho home

ID | guns.com  

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Felon shot while breaking into rural Idaho home

A man was shot early Friday morning as he attempted to break into a home located outside of ...

Man Shot After Threatening Man Licensed to Carry a Firearm

TX | NBC  

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Man Shot After Threatening Man Licensed to Carry a Firearm

The person who called police said someone ran up to him and threatened to kill him, said Melinda ...

69-year-old Sierra Vista woman shoots intruder

AZ | Tucson.com  

Monday, September 11, 2017

69-year-old Sierra Vista woman shoots intruder

A 69-year-old Sierra Vista woman shot a man she says was trying to break into her house Thursday ...

Homeowner shoots suspect during  home invasion

PA | PennLive  

Monday, September 11, 2017

Homeowner shoots suspect during home invasion

As the suspect forced his way with a baseball bat into the second house, the homeowner shot him ...

Victim wrestles away weapon, shoots man during robbery attempt on South Side

IL | Chicago Tribune  

Monday, September 11, 2017

Victim wrestles away weapon, shoots man during robbery attempt on South Side

A female victim wrestled with a man for a weapon and shot him when he tried to rob ...

Woman shoots suspect in Middletown burglary attempt

OH | Journal News  

Friday, September 8, 2017

Woman shoots suspect in Middletown burglary attempt

Middletown woman shot a suspect during an alleged burglary attempt Wednesday night at her home. At about 7 ...

Man shot while breaking into home

SC | Guns.com  

Friday, September 8, 2017

Man shot while breaking into home

A South Carolina man remains hospitalized after he was shot while trying to break into a woman’s home ...

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.