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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.
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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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Pharmacy owner grabs gun, chases off Posey Co. burglary suspect

IN |14 News  

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Pharmacy owner grabs gun, chases off Posey Co. burglary suspect

The owner of a New Harmony pharmacy chased off a burglary suspect. The sheriff's office arrested 32-year-old Jason ...

Two shot in armed robbery of Triad game store

NC | WXII  

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Two shot in armed robbery of Triad game store

An employee of a Winston-Salem game store fatally shot an armed robber early Wednesday morning, according to Winston-Salem ...

Resident Shoots Intruder in Mason County

WV | Tri State Update  

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Resident Shoots Intruder in Mason County

The Mason County Sheriff's Department is investigating a shooting at a home in southern Mason County. At approximately ...

Intruder with crowbar shot by homeowner

PA | WPXI  

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Intruder with crowbar shot by homeowner

Officials said an intruder was shot by a homeowner during an apparent home invasion Monday evening. Authorities said ...

Uber driver shoots man trying to jack his car in Mid City

LA | WWLTV  

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Uber driver shoots man trying to jack his car in Mid City

New Orleans police are investigating an attempted carjacking and subsequent shooting in the Mid City area around 1:20 ...

Pittsburgh resident shoots intruder

PA | Trib Live  

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Pittsburgh resident shoots intruder

Pittsburgh police say a Perry South resident shot an intruder Monday night who had broken into his home. ...

Woman scares off attacker with gunshot

OR | KATU  

Monday, April 3, 2017

Woman scares off attacker with gunshot

A 45-year-old is facing domestic violence charges after police say he hurt a woman in Northeast Portland early ...

Montgomery homeowner shoots burglary suspect

MD | WTOP  

Monday, April 3, 2017

Montgomery homeowner shoots burglary suspect

A suspected burglar was shot and seriously injured early Saturday morning in Montgomery County, Maryland, according to police. ...

New Yorkers Push for Handgun Rationing in Virginia

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Friday, March 31, 2017

New Yorkers Push for Handgun Rationing in Virginia

Politicians and government officials aren’t known for their willingness to accept responsibility. When faced with the blame for ...

Apartment residents recount deadly Thursday home invasion

UT | St. Lake Tribune  

Friday, March 31, 2017

Apartment residents recount deadly Thursday home invasion

After a late shift at work, Brian Sant was still awake in his apartment's living room at about ...

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.