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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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Uber driver shoots passenger after being attacked

FL | ABC  

Monday, November 20, 2017

Uber driver shoots passenger after being attacked

A man was arrested after deputies say he attacked an Uber driver who ended up shooting him in ...

Suspected burglar held at gunpoint by homeowner

MS | WAPT  

Friday, November 17, 2017

Suspected burglar held at gunpoint by homeowner

A homeowner held a burglary suspect at gunpoint after he found him on his property in south Rankin ...

Man holds Michigan shooting suspect at gunpoint, tells him to get on the ground

MI | ABC 2  

Friday, November 17, 2017

Man holds Michigan shooting suspect at gunpoint, tells him to get on the ground

The man accused of shooting his estranged wife and her friend at an apartment complex in Ortonville, Michigan ...

Pastor defends family, shoots burglar

GA | Fox 5 Atlanta  

Friday, November 17, 2017

Pastor defends family, shoots burglar

A Cherokee County pastor grabbed his gun and fought back to protect his wife and three children after ...

Armed Kentucky homeowner halts alleged thief with gun, 150-pound Great Dane

KY | Fox News  

Friday, November 17, 2017

Armed Kentucky homeowner halts alleged thief with gun, 150-pound Great Dane

A gun and 150-pound dog named Tank were all the help one Kentucky homeowner needed this weekend to ...

Marigny woman fatally shot man she had accused of abusing her

LA | The Advocate  

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Marigny woman fatally shot man she had accused of abusing her

In the last several months, Crystal Baumann had accused ex-boyfriend Troy Cooks of breaking her phone, slapping her, ...

Homeowner holds intruder at gunpoint until officers arrive

KY | WSAZ  

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Homeowner holds intruder at gunpoint until officers arrive

A family shared photos with WSAZ Tuesday that capture the morning they say they were startled by an ...

Homeowner holds burglar at gunpoint

PA | WTAE  

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Homeowner holds burglar at gunpoint

A young boy spotted a burglar inside of their Claysville home just before 1 a.m. Tuesday and told ...

Home Invasion Suspect Arrested In Robertson County

TN | News Channel 5  

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Home Invasion Suspect Arrested In Robertson County

Cheatham County deputies responded to a reported home invasion on Highway 41-A near Joelton. Officials said a woman ...

REPAIRMAN SHOOTS WOULD-BE ROBBER

NY | Spectrum Local News  

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

REPAIRMAN SHOOTS WOULD-BE ROBBER

The man who police said tried to rob a repairman at gunpoint Friday night on Sixth Street, only ...

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.