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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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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. ...

Mother shoots intruder trying to break into apartment on Indy’s east side

IN | Fox 59  

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Mother shoots intruder trying to break into apartment on Indy’s east side

A mother shot an intruder who was trying to break into her apartment on the city’s east side ...

Woman with gun praised after getting purse-snatcher to drop purse

OH | ABC  

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Woman with gun praised after getting purse-snatcher to drop purse

A local woman earned the nickname “Annie Oakley” after she stopped a purse-snatcher. The woman pulled her gun when ...

Fayetteville homeowner shoots armed robber during exchange of gunfire

NC | The Citizen  

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Fayetteville homeowner shoots armed robber during exchange of gunfire

A Statham man who held residents at gunpoint and assaulted one has been charged in a June 4 ...

Ranch owner in Livermore shoots man suspected of trying to run him down

CA | East Bay Times  

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Ranch owner in Livermore shoots man suspected of trying to run him down

A ranch owner on remote Mines Road shot a pickup truck driver who allegedly went on a destructive spree ...

Colbert homeowner shoots would-be robber

AL | Times Day  

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Colbert homeowner shoots would-be robber

A Lauderdale County man is at Eliza Coffee Memorial Hospital in Florence after he was shot while trying ...

Homeowner shoots suspect during home invasion

IN | WISH TV  

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Homeowner shoots suspect during home invasion

One person was shot and killed during an attempted home invasion Tuesday morning. The deadly incident happened just ...

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.