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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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Appeals Court Tees Up Interstate Handgun Sale Ban for Possible Supreme Court Review

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Friday, July 27, 2018

Appeals Court Tees Up Interstate Handgun Sale Ban for Possible Supreme Court Review

Last week in Mance v. Sessions, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit denied, by one ...

Gallup: Gun Control Not High on List of Problems

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Friday, July 20, 2018

Gallup: Gun Control Not High on List of Problems

Gallup’s July survey found that the number of Americans who cited guns or gun control as the most important ...

Justice Scalia Made Clear the Second Amendment and Heller Prohibit “Assault Weapon” Bans

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Friday, July 13, 2018

Justice Scalia Made Clear the Second Amendment and Heller Prohibit “Assault Weapon” Bans

On July 9, Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) offered the following ham-handed statement in an attempted attack on President Donald Trump’s ...

Fired FBI Director James Comey Pushes Gun Control, Bashes NRA

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Friday, June 29, 2018

Fired FBI Director James Comey Pushes Gun Control, Bashes NRA

Fired FBI Director James Comey’s self-aggrandizement tour continued apace this week. Momentarily turning his attention from attacking President ...

California Farmer Has Guns Confiscated and Faces Felony Charges After Trying to Register Rifle

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Friday, June 8, 2018

California Farmer Has Guns Confiscated and Faces Felony Charges After Trying to Register Rifle

California residents attempting to comply with the Golden State’s ever-increasing swamp of firearms laws and regulations should take ...

Gun Rights Were Expanded: Once Again, No Problems

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Friday, May 25, 2018

Gun Rights Were Expanded: Once Again, No Problems

As readers of our legislative alerts are only too aware, whenever NRA efforts to create more freedoms for ...

Ask Your U.S. Representative to Vote for H.R. 38, the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017!

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Monday, December 4, 2017

Ask Your U.S. Representative to Vote for H.R. 38, the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017!

The Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017 (H.R. 38) will be up for a vote in the U.S. ...

State Attorneys General Back National Reciprocity

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Friday, December 1, 2017

State Attorneys General Back National Reciprocity

H.R. 38, the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act, gained support from a coalition of America’s highest-ranking law enforcement officers. Twenty-four ...

Repudiated at the Polls, National Democrats Continue to Push Gun Control

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Friday, August 11, 2017

Repudiated at the Polls, National Democrats Continue to Push Gun Control

Recent weeks have seen a heated debate involving national Democratic Party figures over how to approach the issue ...

Stossel Report Reinforces Urgent Need for Congressional Action

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Friday, August 11, 2017

Stossel Report Reinforces Urgent Need for Congressional Action

Award-winning journalist John Stossel published a report this week that provides a timely reminder that – nearly 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.