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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.
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    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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Man wounded in exchange of gunfire with robber taken to local hospital

TX | KWTX  

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Man wounded in exchange of gunfire with robber taken to local hospital

A man who was wounded early Tuesday in Waco in an exchange of gunfire with a robber was ...

Columbus man shoots home intruder in self-defense

GA | Ledger Enquirer  

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Columbus man shoots home intruder in self-defense

“The initial investigation indicates that the homeowner was confronted by an intruder and defended himself,” Lt. Greg Touchberry ...

He broke into an apartment, police say, but left with a gunshot wound, not valuables

WA | The News Tribune  

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

He broke into an apartment, police say, but left with a gunshot wound, not valuables

A man broke into a Puyallup apartment late Sunday and got a bullet for his trouble. The 33-year-old man ...

3 Stabbed Before Man With Gun Stops Robber

FL | Patch  

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

3 Stabbed Before Man With Gun Stops Robber

Two good Samaritans suffered stab wounds on Sunday when they tried to come to a woman’s aid in ...

Blytheville Police release details behind deadly armed robbery attempt

AR |KAIT 8  

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Blytheville Police release details behind deadly armed robbery attempt

Police said an employee of the restaurant reported that Price entered the store, asked to see the manager, ...

61-year-old man shoots teenager trying to steal his gun on Detroit's west side

MI | Click on Detroit  

Monday, August 7, 2017

61-year-old man shoots teenager trying to steal his gun on Detroit's west side

A robbery attempt in Detroit backfired when a teenager picked the wrong man to mess with and quickly ...

Elderly homeowner fatally shoots intruder in Lakeland home

FL | TampaBay.com  

Monday, August 7, 2017

Elderly homeowner fatally shoots intruder in Lakeland home

Hillsborough County deputies are investigating the fatal shooting of an intruder in a Lakeland home. According to deputies, ...

Man shot while breaking into sister’s home

MA | WPRI  

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Man shot while breaking into sister’s home

A New Hampshire man was shot Wednesday while trying to break into a family member’s home in Dighton, ...

Armed neighbors help stop Jeffersonville home intruder

IN | Wave 3  

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Armed neighbors help stop Jeffersonville home intruder

Neighbors on one Jeffersonville street immediately became first responders after a man forced himself into one of their ...

Greenwood Homeowner Holds Burglary Suspect At Gunpoint

IN | WIBC  

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Greenwood Homeowner Holds Burglary Suspect At Gunpoint

An Indianapolis man is in jail after police say he broke into someone’s home only to be held ...

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.