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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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McCalla homeowner shoots intruder

AL | AL.com  

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

McCalla homeowner shoots intruder

A man wounded by gunfire found walking down the road in McCalla earlier today was trying to force ...

North Kansas City gas station clerk shoots robbery suspect

MO | KSHB  

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

North Kansas City gas station clerk shoots robbery suspect

A Pour Boys gas station clerk was able to stop a robbery on Saturday. Police said the clerk ...

81-year-old shoots home invasion suspect, says gun had never been used in 30 years

PA | WPXI  

Monday, December 5, 2016

81-year-old shoots home invasion suspect, says gun had never been used in 30 years

A home invasion suspect was fatally shot early Friday morning in Uniontown when the 81-year-old homeowner pulled out ...

Culpeper County Homeowner Shoots Intruder With Suspect's Gun

VA | NBC 4  

Monday, December 5, 2016

Culpeper County Homeowner Shoots Intruder With Suspect's Gun

Culpeper County sheriff's investigators said 21-year-old Delonte Jones, of Prince George's County, and 18-year-old Amber Eley, of Orange, ...

Man Shoots Home Intruder While on Phone With 911

FL | ABC News  

Friday, December 2, 2016

Man Shoots Home Intruder While on Phone With 911

A man fatally shot one of three intruders who allegedly broke into his Sunrise, Florida, home in a ...

Off-duty officer shoots man outside Metro East Wal-Mart

MO | The Southern  

Friday, December 2, 2016

Off-duty officer shoots man outside Metro East Wal-Mart

An off-duty police officer fatally shot a fugitive in a suburban St. Louis Walmart parking lot after the ...

Homeowner stops home burglary suspect with gun

TX | KBTX  

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Homeowner stops home burglary suspect with gun

A burglary suspect was arrested after a Brenham resident managed to hold her at gunpoint until law enforcement ...

Intruder shot, wounded by Miami homeowner

FL| CBS 12  

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Intruder shot, wounded by Miami homeowner

Authorities say a man who was forcing his way into a South Florida home is in critical condition ...

Employee shoots two robbers at West Rogers Park store

Chicago Sun Times  

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Employee shoots two robbers at West Rogers Park store

Two men were shot by the employee of a store they were trying to rob Sunday night in ...

Homeowner shoots Johnston County home invasion suspect

CBS NC  

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Homeowner shoots Johnston County home invasion suspect

Deputies in Johnston County said a breaking and entering put one man in the hospital early Sunday. Officials ...

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.