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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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Two teens tried to rob off-duty West Valley police officer

UT | Salt Lake Tribune  

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Two teens tried to rob off-duty West Valley police officer

Two teens accused of shooting and wounding a man during an attempted robbery last week likely didn’t know ...

Robbery suspect shot in violent gas station shootout

TX | ABC  

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Robbery suspect shot in violent gas station shootout

A North Freeway gas station owner was making coffee inside his store this morning, when a pair of would-be robbers ...

Couple found in home held at gunpoint

FL | Ocala  

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Couple found in home held at gunpoint

A homeowner turned the tables on two burglary suspects he found inside his home Saturday and held them ...

Suspect held at gunpoint by homeowner after break-in

NC | HP News  

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Suspect held at gunpoint by homeowner after break-in

A man was arrested Saturday after sheriff’s deputies say he broke into a house where the homeowner held ...

Littleton homeowner who shot suspected intruder was off-duty DPD officer

CO | The Denver Channel  

Monday, November 13, 2017

Littleton homeowner who shot suspected intruder was off-duty DPD officer

A Littleton homeowner who shot and injured a suspected intruder who broke into his home Friday afternoon was an off-duty ...

Good guys with guns saving lives

Fox News  

Monday, November 13, 2017

Good guys with guns saving lives

Stephen Willeford’s heroic actions last Sunday saved many lives at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas. ...

Florida man fires gun, scares off teen daughter's kidnappers

FL | KIRO 7  

Monday, November 13, 2017

Florida man fires gun, scares off teen daughter's kidnappers

A quick-acting father and an alert neighbor helped thwart an attempted kidnapping and armed home invasion robbery Tuesday ...

'Hero' pulls gun to stop woman from being raped on Austin trail

TX | Dallas News  

Friday, November 10, 2017

'Hero' pulls gun to stop woman from being raped on Austin trail

An Austin man takes his weekly trail run armed with a flashlight, cell phone -- and a handgun ...

Resident shoots armed intruder during struggle

NJ | NJ.com  

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Resident shoots armed intruder during struggle

A resident fatally shot an armed intruder during a struggle with the would-be burglar late Tuesday in Belleville that also ...

Olive Branch man, 89, confronts armed home invader

MS | WREG  

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Olive Branch man, 89, confronts armed home invader

Officials say two robbers are on the loose, accused of invading an 89-year-old man's home in broad daylight ...

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.