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    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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Home invader shot multiple times in Bronzeville

IL | Chicago Sun Times  

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Home invader shot multiple times in Bronzeville

A homeowner opened fire on a man who was trying to break into a residence late Saturday in ...

34-Year-Old Wrestles Gun Away From Would-Be Thief, Shot in Leg

PA | NBC  

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

34-Year-Old Wrestles Gun Away From Would-Be Thief, Shot in Leg

A 34-year-old man was shot in the leg during an attempted robbery near Temple University early this morning.

81-year-old New Smyrna-area homeowner shoots at burglar

FL | The Daytona Beach News Journal  

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

81-year-old New Smyrna-area homeowner shoots at burglar

A would-be burglar changed his mind about breaking into a home near New Smyrna Beach when the 81-year-old ...

Woman who shot Walmart bra-theft suspect acted in self-defense

NC |WRAL  

Friday, September 29, 2017

Woman who shot Walmart bra-theft suspect acted in self-defense

A woman shot an intruder in her Knightdale office building last week did so in self-defense, her attorney ...

Springfield homeowner says he shot intruder

MO | The State Journal Register  

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Springfield homeowner says he shot intruder

Springfield police are investigating after a man who lives in the 1800 block of East Keys Avenue said ...

Gaston Co. woman grabs gun, chases burglars away from home

NC | WSOC TV  

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Gaston Co. woman grabs gun, chases burglars away from home

A Gaston County woman took matters into her own hands Tuesday morning when she said two men tried ...

Would-be robber shot by resident after forcing family into basement

IN | Guns.com  

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Would-be robber shot by resident after forcing family into basement

According to a statement from the Hammond Police Department, the suspect, who has not been publicly identified, entered the home ...

Homeowner holds Verona man at gunpoint

MS | WTVA  

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Homeowner holds Verona man at gunpoint

A 20-year-old man from Verona was held at gunpoint by a homeowner in Lee County. Near 11 a.m. ...

Off-duty St. Louis police officer interrupts burglary, is shot at inside his home

MO | ST. Louis Today  

Monday, September 25, 2017

Off-duty St. Louis police officer interrupts burglary, is shot at inside his home

A man who broke into an off-duty officer’s home early Saturday and found the rookie’s duty weapon shot ...

Woman shoots ex-boyfriend in self-defense as he tries to break into apartment

FL | PNJ.com  

Monday, September 25, 2017

Woman shoots ex-boyfriend in self-defense as he tries to break into apartment

A 32-year-old man is facing burglary and battery charges — and is recovering from a gunshot wound — after police say he ...

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.