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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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Robbery suspect shot to death in Hammond

IN | Chicago Sun Times  

Monday, September 25, 2017

Robbery suspect shot to death in Hammond

A person was shot to death while allegedly attempting a robbery Friday morning in northwest Indiana.

Homeowner shoots burglary suspect dressed as a woman

LA | WTVM  

Monday, September 25, 2017

Homeowner shoots burglary suspect dressed as a woman

A Shreveport man was dressed as a female when he was shot by a homeowner during an alleged ...

Circle K Clerk Claims She was Suspended After Using Gun to Foil Armed Robbery

NM | Breitbart  

Monday, September 25, 2017

Circle K Clerk Claims She was Suspended After Using Gun to Foil Armed Robbery

An Albuquerque, New Mexico, Circle K clerk claims she was suspended for two weeks after using a gun ...

Homeowner Holds Wanted Man at Gunpoint Until Police Arrive

WA | Breitbart  

Friday, September 22, 2017

Homeowner Holds Wanted Man at Gunpoint Until Police Arrive

A Marysville, Washington, homeowner threw open his door, pushed forward his firearm, and held a wanted man at ...

One shot after attempted burglary in Bridgeport

CT | CT Post  

Friday, September 22, 2017

One shot after attempted burglary in Bridgeport

An attempted burglary took a turn when a burglar was shot by the victim, police said. The burglar ...

Customer shoots robber at Dolton auto parts store

IL | Chicago Sun Times  

Friday, September 22, 2017

Customer shoots robber at Dolton auto parts store

A customer shot an armed robber at an auto parts store last week in south suburban Dolton. The customer, a concealed ...

I would do it again’: She shot an armed robber at work. Her company suspended her.

NM | Miami Herald  

Friday, September 22, 2017

I would do it again’: She shot an armed robber at work. Her company suspended her.

Jennifer Wertz didn’t feel safe going to work at the Circle K gas station in Albuquerque, New Mexico. ...

Armed runner stopped sex assault on trails

TX | American Statesman  

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Armed runner stopped sex assault on trails

Court paperwork filed Tuesday said an armed good Samaritan stopped an attack on a runner on a popular ...

Clerk shoots man attempting to rob store

OH | WLWT  

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Clerk shoots man attempting to rob store

A clerk fatally shot a man attempting to rob a store in South Fairmount, police said.  

Retired police officer shoots alleged robber

NJ | NJ.com  

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Retired police officer shoots alleged robber

A retired Newark police officer shot a man who allegedly tried to rob him early Wednesday outside a car ...

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.