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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.
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    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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WRAL.com Raleigh  

Friday, September 13, 2019

Second deadly home invasion in 24 hours leaves intruder in Fayetteville dead, another at large

Fayetteville police reported a home invasion Thursday evening that left one intruder dead and another at large after ...

ABC13 Houston  

Monday, September 9, 2019

Woman Shoots Man who Reached into Car and Tried to Steal Purse in SW Houston: Police

A woman shot and wounded a suspected robber who reached for her purse, police say. It happened around ...

FOX10TV.com Mobile, Ala.  

Friday, September 6, 2019

Woman Confronts Intruder Inside Eastern Shore Home

Scary moments in a quiet Eastern Shore neighborhood Thursday morning during a bizarre shooting incident. According to Baldwin ...

The Charlotte Observer  

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Man Making Threats in McDonald’s Drops Knife after Customer Pulls Gun, Ohio Cops Say

A customer with a gun stopped a man with a knife at an Ohio McDonald’s over the weekend, ...

The Daily Signal  

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Guns Saved These Americans From Assault and Robbery in July

In the wake of tragic mass shootings, such as those occurring in recent days in El Paso, Texas, ...

WIS NEWS 10 South Carolina  

Friday, August 9, 2019

Police: Man who shot intruder at Camden home should be protected by Stand Your Ground law

Police believe an early morning shooting in Camden during a home invasion was justified. The shooting happened in ...

The Daily Signal  

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Gun Rights Made All the Difference for These Intended Victims

Contrary to the rhetoric of many gun control advocates, the Second Amendment’s protection of the individual right to ...

News4Jax  

Thursday, June 13, 2019

‘Intruder' Killed in Home Invasion had Court Order Against Him

A woman shot and killed a man who broke into her Ortega Farms home on the Westside, the ...

NBC12 Richmond  

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Adult, Juvenile Charged in Shootout at Virginia Gas Pump

Virginia police are accusing a man of attempting an armed robbery at a convenience store gas pump, a ...

Personal Defense World  

Friday, June 7, 2019

Armed California Mother Defeats Hammer-Wielding Intruder/Stalker

Beyond the rights guaranteed by the Second Amendment, there are lots of reasons to own a gun. These ...

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.