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Right to Carry Laws

  • 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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Friday, July 1, 2016

Armed citizen stops blade-wielding robber, Chattanooga Times Free Press, Chattanooga, Tenn. 06/30/16

A man armed with a “large bladed object” entered a Marathon gas station in East Ridge, Tenn. and ...

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Monday, June 27, 2016

Mother shoots intruder, KGW, Portland, Ore. 06/27/16

A mother and her two children returned to their Portland, Ore. home to find an intruder in one ...

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Friday, June 24, 2016

Armed driver thwarts robbery, WDSU, New Orleans, La. 06/21/16

A driver was in his vehicle in New Orleans, La. when a robber approached his car and implied ...

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Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Homeowner shoots knife-wielding intruder, The Sun, San Bernardino, Calif. 06/18/16, CBS Los Angeles, Los Angeles, Calif. 06/18/16

A homeowner in his late 60s living in San Bernardino, Calif. had just spent some time in his ...

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Monday, June 20, 2016

69-year-old retired officer shoots robber, Time Warner Cable News NY1, New York City, N.Y. 06/13/16

A man walked into Parkside Pub in Queens, N.Y. and attempted to rob the bar and the customers ...

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Monday, June 6, 2016

Armed Citizen holds stabbing suspect, KUSA, Denver, Colo. 06/04/16, Coloradoan, Fort Collins, Colo. 06/04/16

A woman and a male companion were travelling in a vehicle in Bellvue, Colo. when they got into ...

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Friday, June 3, 2016

Clerk defends himself from two armed robbers, The Fresno Bee, Fresno, Calif. 06/01/16

A pair of armed men entered the Jiffy Food Stop in Easton, Calif. and attempted to rob the ...

Indianapolis Star, Indianapolis, Ind. 05/31/16  

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Husband and wife fight off home invader

A married couple and their daughter were asleep at home in Indianapolis, Ind. when a man broke into ...

Man shoots wife’s nunchuck-wielding ex-husband

WISH TV, Hendricks Coutny , Ind  

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Man shoots wife’s nunchuck-wielding ex-husband

A husband becomes his wife's hero after shooting her armed ex-husband, after he broke into their residence. 

WXYZ, Detroit, Mich. 05/23/16  

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Detroit man saves his wife and himself from home invaders

A pair of armed men forced Daniel McNamara and his wife into the basement of their Detroit, Mich. ...


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.