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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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Intruders shot and arrested with more arrests possible after homeowner defends property

LA | WBRZ  

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Intruders shot and arrested with more arrests possible after homeowner defends property

One person was shot and killed in a home invasion late Tuesday night in Zachary. According to the ...

Good Samaritans take proper steps that stop carjacking suspect

VA | Winchester Star  

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Good Samaritans take proper steps that stop carjacking suspect

In addition to the dozens of law enforcement officials who were involved in the capture of an armed ...

Robbery victim shot armed man at gated south Kansas City apartment complex

MO | KCTV  

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Robbery victim shot armed man at gated south Kansas City apartment complex

A man and woman took matters into their own hands when they say someone tried to rob them. ...

Suspect shot in leg during home invasion

PA | WPIX  

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Suspect shot in leg during home invasion

A burglary suspect was shot after breaking into a home in Duquesne, police said. The shooting happened just ...

Rancho Cucamonga homeowner shoots knife-wielding burglar

CA | ABC 7  

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Rancho Cucamonga homeowner shoots knife-wielding burglar

A Rancho Cucamonga homeowner shot and wounded a thief who advanced at him with a knife, the San ...

Church burglar shot during robbery by staff member

AL | Dothan First  

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Church burglar shot during robbery by staff member

The suspect of a church burglary is now dead he was killed while he was in progress of ...

Armed With Her Dad’s Gun, This 17-Year-Old Girl Fended Off A Wanted Man Who Broke Into Her Home

WA | The Federalist  

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Armed With Her Dad’s Gun, This 17-Year-Old Girl Fended Off A Wanted Man Who Broke Into Her Home

A 17-year-old girl defended herself with her dad’s gun from a wanted car thief who broke into her ...

Sanford woman shoots home intruder

NC | WRAL  

Friday, July 14, 2017

Sanford woman shoots home intruder

The Lee County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after a Sanford woman shot and killed an intruder Thursday morning. ...

Councilman Chavez Chases Down Break-In Suspect

CA | GV Wire  

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Councilman Chavez Chases Down Break-In Suspect

Councilman Luis Chavez spent his July 4th holiday tying the knot in Cancun. But, while on his honeymoon, he ...

Suspect shot in attempted robbery at Midtown apartment

TN | The Commercial Appeal  

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Suspect shot in attempted robbery at Midtown apartment

A 49-year-old man was shot and is in critical condition after police said he attempted to rob a ...

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.