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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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Intruder Shot in the Leg After Breaking into Home

TX | NBC  

Monday, June 19, 2017

Intruder Shot in the Leg After Breaking into Home

A suspected burglar is behind bars after police say he was shot by a man in the home ...

Escaped Georgia inmates captured in Tennessee after chase

TN | CNN  

Friday, June 16, 2017

Escaped Georgia inmates captured in Tennessee after chase

A pair of inmates from Georgia suspected of killing two corrections officers during their escape from a prisoner ...

Man with concealed carry permit fired shots during Loop robbery

IL | Chicago Sun Times  

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Man with concealed carry permit fired shots during Loop robbery

A man with a concealed carry permit fired shots while he was being robbed Wednesday afternoon in The ...

Man Shoots Would-Be Robber

TX | Patch.com  

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Man Shoots Would-Be Robber

A man who tried to rob another man at gunpoint in a northwest Houston suburb was shot Sunday ...

Suspect shot while trying to enter nearby home

FL | TampaBay.com  

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Suspect shot while trying to enter nearby home

A 33-year-old New Port Richey man was arrested Sunday night on burglary and battery charges after he allegedly ...

One injured in Lincoln County shooting

MS | WMC Action News  

Monday, June 12, 2017

One injured in Lincoln County shooting

One person was injured in a shooting on West Lincoln Drive in Lincoln County Sunday night. A man ...

82-year-old homeowner shoots at home invasion suspect in Owen County

IN | The Indy Channel  

Monday, June 12, 2017

82-year-old homeowner shoots at home invasion suspect in Owen County

An 82-year-old man fired two shots at a suspect who tried to break into his home in Owen ...

Man Shoots Robber Armed With Knife in Upper Darby

PA | NBC Philadelphia  

Monday, June 12, 2017

Man Shoots Robber Armed With Knife in Upper Darby

A man who was armed with a gun turned the tables on a robber armed with a knife ...

Woman Shoots Enraged Guest At Marietta Gathering

GA | Patch.com  

Monday, June 12, 2017

Woman Shoots Enraged Guest At Marietta Gathering

A social gathering at a Cobb County apartment ended in gunfire and the death of a man, Marietta ...

Jacksonville pizza delivery driver gets into shootout with armed robber

FL | Action News  

Friday, June 9, 2017

Jacksonville pizza delivery driver gets into shootout with armed robber

A Jacksonville pizza delivery driver got into a shootout on Saturday after he was robbed, according to police. ...

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.