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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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Armed burglary suspect shot by homeowner during break-in

IN | 14 News  

Monday, May 22, 2017

Armed burglary suspect shot by homeowner during break-in

Police said an armed burglary suspect was shot and killed by a homeowner during a break-in on Sunday. ...

Resident, intruder swap gunfire

SC | The Times & Democrat  

Friday, May 19, 2017

Resident, intruder swap gunfire

A man who lives near Cameron called deputies Tuesday morning after finding an intruder in his house. The ...

Homeowner fights back, wounding suspected burglar

TN | WREG  

Friday, May 19, 2017

Homeowner fights back, wounding suspected burglar

Police said no charges will be filed after a homeowner shot a suspected burglar. Tuesday evening, the victim ...

Armed neighbors capture home-invasion suspect

GA | Atlanta Journal-Constitution  

Friday, May 19, 2017

Armed neighbors capture home-invasion suspect

A group of armed neighbors captured one of two home-invasion suspects Wednesday in Gordon County, according to the ...

Man in underwear shot in northwest Harris County home invasion

TX | Click2Houston.com  

Friday, May 19, 2017

Man in underwear shot in northwest Harris County home invasion

An intruder was shot and killed Thursday during a home invasion in northwest Harris County, authorities said. Deputies ...

Man Kills Knife-Wielding Neighbor in Self-Defense Shooting

NV | CBS Local  

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Man Kills Knife-Wielding Neighbor in Self-Defense Shooting

Police are investigating the shooting death of a man who was alleged entered a neighbor’s home with a ...

Off-duty sheriff's deputy shoots robbery suspect at Englewood salon

IL | Chicago Tribune  

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Off-duty sheriff's deputy shoots robbery suspect at Englewood salon

An off-duty Cook County sheriff’s deputy fatally shot a 17-year-old robbery suspect at an Englewood hair salon Wednesday ...

Mom pulls out firearm to chase off 5 suspected burglars

TN | WBBJ TV  

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Mom pulls out firearm to chase off 5 suspected burglars

A quiet Monday morning took a sudden, terrifying turn for a Madison County mother.  “I almost killed him. ...

2 charged after man shoots carjacking suspect on SW Side

IL | Sun Times  

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

2 charged after man shoots carjacking suspect on SW Side

Two men, one of whom was shot, have been charged after a carjacking turned violent and the victim ...

Suspect Shot In Groin While Trying To Rob Man With Gun

PA | CBS  

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Suspect Shot In Groin While Trying To Rob Man With Gun

Police say a suspect was shot in the groin while trying to rob a man in Philadelphia on Tuesday. ...

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.