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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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U.S. House Passes NRA-Backed Bill to Protect Second Amendment Rights of America’s Veterans

Gun Laws  

News  

Friday, March 17, 2017

U.S. House Passes NRA-Backed Bill to Protect Second Amendment Rights of America’s Veterans

On Thursday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 1181, the Veterans 2nd Amendment Protection Act, sponsored by ...

Homeowner shoots home invasion suspect, 2nd suspect arrested

SC | Live 5 News  

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Homeowner shoots home invasion suspect, 2nd suspect arrested

Police say a fatal shooting Tuesday night at a Moncks Corner home was justified because the homeowner was ...

Two shot in Athens-area home invasion

TX | Athens Review  

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Two shot in Athens-area home invasion

Two men were shot and killed Sunday near Athens after they invaded a home and attempted to rob ...

Suspect arrested after NW Vegas home invasion

NV | Fox 5 Vegas  

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Suspect arrested after NW Vegas home invasion

A suspect was killed and another was injured and arrested after a home invasion in northwest Las Vegas, ...

Shots fired during home burglary Tuesday night

TX | KDH News  

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Shots fired during home burglary Tuesday night

Killeen police are investigating after they said a homeowner fired shots during a burglary late Tuesday night. The ...

Couple holds home invasion suspect at gunpoint

TN | WBIR  

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Couple holds home invasion suspect at gunpoint

A husband and wife in Harriman are being credited with catching a home invasion suspect and holding him ...

Good Samaritan stops robbery at Cumberland Park mall

TX | East Texas Matters  

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Good Samaritan stops robbery at Cumberland Park mall

One man was arrested after attempting to rob a couple, before being stopped by two good Samaritans in ...

Real-World Gunfight Proves Fast Is Fine, But Accuracy Is Final

MO | Bearing Arms  

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Real-World Gunfight Proves Fast Is Fine, But Accuracy Is Final

A man in his thirties was ambushed in his vehicle last week by a man who not only got ...

Cottonwood Heights Police arrest burglary suspect with help from armed citizen

UT | Fox 13  

Monday, March 13, 2017

Cottonwood Heights Police arrest burglary suspect with help from armed citizen

A man helped police stop some thieves who they say are responsible for dozens of vehicle burglaries. The ...

The Letter of the Law:  Parking Lot Storage Statutes

News  

Gun Laws  

Friday, March 10, 2017

The Letter of the Law: Parking Lot Storage Statutes

You can take your kids to work. You can take your pets to work. But you can’t always ...

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.