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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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Homeowner shoots suspected burglar in Hampton

VA | 13 News Now  

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Homeowner shoots suspected burglar in Hampton

Police say a man is recovering in the hospital after he allegedly broke into a Hampton residence and was subsequently ...

Cape Coral man stops drugged-out teen from home burglary

FL | NBC  

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Cape Coral man stops drugged-out teen from home burglary

A Cape Coral teen, fueled by drugs, is accused of terrorizing his neighborhood, landing him on the wrong ...

Man shot in self-defense steals, then crashes, truck

SC | AP  

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Man shot in self-defense steals, then crashes, truck

Authorities say a South Carolina man got shot for threatening people with a pressure washer, then punched a ...

Shot that hit Omaha man accused of domestic assault was fired in self-defense

NE | Omaha.com  

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Shot that hit Omaha man accused of domestic assault was fired in self-defense

A prosecutor said Friday that Anthony Evans had shown up at the house of his ex-girlfriend and his ...

Retired correction officer shot in leg battling robbers in Brooklyn gas station

NY | New York Daily News  

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Retired correction officer shot in leg battling robbers in Brooklyn gas station

A retired correction officer was shot in the leg fighting off two robbers who tried to stick up ...

Armed homeowner assists in apprehending alleged carjacker

TX | News 4 San Antonio  

Monday, August 14, 2017

Armed homeowner assists in apprehending alleged carjacker

An armed homeowner helped the Bexar County Sheriff's Office and Hollywood Park police apprehend a man for allegedly ...

Armed home invader confronted by resident; several shots fired

WI | Channel 3000  

Monday, August 14, 2017

Armed home invader confronted by resident; several shots fired

A resident confronted an armed home invader early Friday morning, leading to numerous shots fired, according to a ...

Alleged home invader shot in Warner Robins

GA | WMAZ  

Monday, August 14, 2017

Alleged home invader shot in Warner Robins

An armed man was fatally shot early Sunday when he allegedly broke into an apartment in Warner Robins.

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.