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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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Attend Firearms Law Seminar in Atlanta

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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 ...

Action Needed on Imminent Senate Vote to Repeal Obama’s Social Security Administration Gun Grab!

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Friday, February 10, 2017

Action Needed on Imminent Senate Vote to Repeal Obama’s Social Security Administration Gun Grab!

Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives issued a strong statement in support of the Second Amendment by ...

When Laws Collide: Federal Preemption and State Firearm Freedom Acts

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Friday, February 3, 2017

When Laws Collide: Federal Preemption and State Firearm Freedom Acts

For the last several years, so-called “Firearms Freedom Acts” or “Second Amendment Preservation Acts” have attracted a lot ...

2016 NRA-ILA “Firearms Law & The Second Amendment Symposium"

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Thursday, September 29, 2016

2016 NRA-ILA “Firearms Law & The Second Amendment Symposium"

The 2016 NRA-ILA “Firearms Law & The Second Amendment Symposium” will be held this Saturday, October 1st at ...

Second Amendment as Second-Class Right? A Dismal Warning

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Friday, March 4, 2016

Second Amendment as Second-Class Right? A Dismal Warning

A case involving the scope of firearm prohibitions prompted Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas to break his more ...

Air Force Establishes Gun Carrying Programs

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Friday, January 29, 2016

Air Force Establishes Gun Carrying Programs

“Rangers Lead the Way” has been the motto of U.S. Army Rangers since June 6, 1944, when the ...

New Jersey Actor Faces Jail Time over Possession of Air Pistol during Movie Shoot

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Friday, January 29, 2016

New Jersey Actor Faces Jail Time over Possession of Air Pistol during Movie Shoot

If it seems as though that every couple of months there is another high-profile gun control injustice in ...

Polls: Americans Oppose Unilateral Actions on Guns; Skeptical of Federal Government and Gun Controls

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Friday, January 15, 2016

Polls: Americans Oppose Unilateral Actions on Guns; Skeptical of Federal Government and Gun Controls

Despite a highly-publicized speech and a multi-week media blitz aimed at convincing the American people of the importance ...

Rep. Schweikert Introduces D.C. Personal Protection Reciprocity Act

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Friday, January 15, 2016

Rep. Schweikert Introduces D.C. Personal Protection Reciprocity Act

As the nation’s capital, Washington, D.C., attracts Americans from all over the country who come either to serve ...

Good News for American Hunters and Sport Shooters as NRA Thwarts Obama Administration Policy

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Friday, May 1, 2015

Good News for American Hunters and Sport Shooters as NRA Thwarts Obama Administration Policy

Thanks to diligent work by your NRA, an Obama administration policy that would have essentially stopped American hunters ...

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.