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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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Decades after Firearm Confiscation, Australia Announces New Amnesty Program

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Gun Laws  

Friday, March 10, 2017

Decades after Firearm Confiscation, Australia Announces New Amnesty Program

In a tacit admission that criminals and scofflaws have had little trouble circumventing Australia’s National Firearms Agreement (NFA) ...

Attend Firearms Law Seminar in Atlanta

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Gun Laws  

Second Amendment  

Friday, March 10, 2017

Attend Firearms Law Seminar in Atlanta

The Annual National Firearms Law Seminar will be held on Friday, April 28, 2017 as part of the ...

Homeowner justified in shooting

LA | WAFB  

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Homeowner justified in shooting

A homeowner reportedly shot and killed a suspected burglar at a home located near Highland Road. The district ...

Burglar flees from home after homeowner pulls gun

CA | Fresno Bee  

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Burglar flees from home after homeowner pulls gun

A burglar who warned homeowners in central Fresno that he was armed ran from the house after a ...

Richmond man shoots neighbor who tried to invade home

ME | Bangor Daily News  

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Richmond man shoots neighbor who tried to invade home

In what police describe as an “extremely random” attack, a 42-year-old Richmond man was shot in the chest ...

1 detained after Sherwood Forest shooting

TN | WMC Action News  

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

1 detained after Sherwood Forest shooting

One person was detained after a shooting early Tuesday morning. Memphis Police Department later identified the man as ...

Clerk fatally shoots man suspected of attempted robbery of Arlington convenience store

TX | Dallas News  

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Clerk fatally shoots man suspected of attempted robbery of Arlington convenience store

A suspected robber was fatally shot Monday night by a clerk at an Arlington convenience store, police said. ...

Subway employee shoots attempted robber

GA | AJC.com  

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Subway employee shoots attempted robber

A Subway store employee shot a man who police say tried to rob the Cobb County restaurant Monday ...

Intruder shot in leg after breaking into home

LA | The Advocate  

Monday, March 6, 2017

Intruder shot in leg after breaking into home

A New Orleans man who forced his way into an Amite residence late Wednesday was shot in the ...

Homeowner shoots suspect during break-in

WA | King 5  

Monday, March 6, 2017

Homeowner shoots suspect during break-in

A 28-year-old man from Poulsbo is in critical condition after being shot by a homeowner while breaking into ...

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.