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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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Suspect shot while trying to disarm homeowner during altercation

AL | Guns.com  

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Suspect shot while trying to disarm homeowner during altercation

An altercation at a swimming hole in Alabama on Sunday turned deadly when two men followed a woman ...

Robber tries to take woman's purse, flees when 57-year-old shows gun

AK | Arkansas Online  

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Robber tries to take woman's purse, flees when 57-year-old shows gun

A gun-toting 57-year-old woman fought off a would-be robber who tried to take her purse outside a west ...

Convenience store clerk fires shot at robber

KS | Kansas.com  

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Convenience store clerk fires shot at robber

A 23-year-old clerk at a Circle K convenience store shot at a man who tried reaching into his ...

Thank God He Was Carrying

OH | TownHall  

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Thank God He Was Carrying

All he was trying to do was go to work. In the minutes that ticked by in the 8 ...

Off-duty CFD lieutenant shoots teen carjacker

IL | Chicago Sun Times  

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Off-duty CFD lieutenant shoots teen carjacker

An off-duty Chicago Fire Department lieutenant fatally shot a teenage boy who tried to steal his car Monday ...

Homeowner shoots, kills intruder in Chester County

SC | WMC Action News  

Monday, August 21, 2017

Homeowner shoots, kills intruder in Chester County

A homeowner fatally shot a intruder during a home invasion in Chester County Saturday morning. According to the ...

Baton Rouge Road shooting under investigation

LA | Online Chester  

Monday, August 21, 2017

Baton Rouge Road shooting under investigation

A Friday night shooting incident is under investigation at this hour by the Chester County Sheriff's Office. According ...

Witness fires shot during suspected burglary in western Colorado Springs

CO |Fox 21  

Friday, August 18, 2017

Witness fires shot during suspected burglary in western Colorado Springs

police said a witness saw a suspect on the property, felt threatened, and fired a shot at the ...

Suspect held at gunpoint during Ogle County burglary

IL | WREX  

Friday, August 18, 2017

Suspect held at gunpoint during Ogle County burglary

The Ogle County Sheriff's Office says a homeowner held a suspect at gunpoint until police arrived during a burglary Tuesday afternoon. 

Cell phone store clerk with permit to carry shoots robbery suspect

MN | Fox 9  

Friday, August 18, 2017

Cell phone store clerk with permit to carry shoots robbery suspect

A Cellular Connection store clerk with a permit to carry shot and wounded an armed robbery suspect Thursday ...

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.