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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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Homeowner in Independence shoots intruder

MO | Fox 4 KC  

Friday, December 15, 2017

Homeowner in Independence shoots intruder

Police were called to the 3400 block of S. Appleton Ave., Thursday afternoon after a homeowner called to report he ...

Man shot  in Target parking lot

IL | WGN TV  

Friday, December 15, 2017

Man shot in Target parking lot

According to preliminary reports, a man was shot while attempting to rob another person in the parking lot ...

Homeowner Fires Gun At Burglar

CT | The Courant  

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Homeowner Fires Gun At Burglar

Troopers are looking for a burglar who was shot at by a Tolland homeowner who interrupted a break-in ...

Man shot in home invasion on Augusta Drive

AZ | KYMA  

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Man shot in home invasion on Augusta Drive

The homeowner was armed with a weapon and a short scuffle ensued. Coronado was shot in the hand ...

Man was acting in self-defense when he shot man with knife

MI | MLive  

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Man was acting in self-defense when he shot man with knife

Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton has ruled that a homeowner who shot and killed a man earlier this ...

7-Eleven clerk shot, critically wounded alleged robber in Oak Park

IL | Chicago Sun Times  

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

7-Eleven clerk shot, critically wounded alleged robber in Oak Park

Police responded to an armed robbery about 11:30 p.m. at the convenience store in the 200 block of ...

Man shot after breaking into Summerville apartment

SC | ABC News  

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Man shot after breaking into Summerville apartment

A man is in the hospital after Summerville Police say he broke into his ex-girlfriend’s home, only to ...

Homeowner holds alleged burglar at gunpoint

FL | WPBF  

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Homeowner holds alleged burglar at gunpoint

A Port St. Lucie homeowner held a burglar at gunpoint Sunday night until police arrived, investigators said

Suspect shot during attempted home invasion

VA | WTVR  

Monday, December 11, 2017

Suspect shot during attempted home invasion

A suspect has been hospitalized after police say he was shot during an attempted home invasion

Homeowner holds burglar at gunpoint until police arrive

LA | WBRZ  

Monday, December 11, 2017

Homeowner holds burglar at gunpoint until police arrive

A homeowner held a burglar at gunpoint and broadcast the entire thing on Facebook live Wednesday until police ...

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.