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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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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 ...

79-year-old man shoots home invasion suspect

AL | WBRC  

Thursday, March 30, 2017

79-year-old man shoots home invasion suspect

A suspect is dead after Jefferson County authorities say a homeowner shot him during an overnight burglary.  Responding sheriff's ...

Home Invasion Suspect Held At Gunpoint Until Deputies Arrive

AL | North Escambia  

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Home Invasion Suspect Held At Gunpoint Until Deputies Arrive

An Escambia County, AL, homeowner held a home invasion suspect at gunpoint in his living room until deputies ...

Orlando man shoots home invader in the hip

FL | WFTV  

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Orlando man shoots home invader in the hip

An Orlando man said he gave an intruder two warnings to get out of his house Tuesday morning ...

NC homeowner shoots 1 of 5 teens who broke into his house

NC | WNCN  

Thursday, March 30, 2017

NC homeowner shoots 1 of 5 teens who broke into his house

The five suspects arrested in a Kinston break-in are all Greenville teens, according to a news release from ...

Woman arrested after Broken Arrow-area man fatally shoots three intruders

OK | Tulsa World  

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Woman arrested after Broken Arrow-area man fatally shoots three intruders

The son of a Broken Arrow-area homeowner fatally shot three masked intruders, two of whom were juveniles, during ...

Armed robbery reported in Lamont, suspect shot

CA | ABC 23  

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Armed robbery reported in Lamont, suspect shot

The suspect in a Lamont armed robbery was taken to the hospital Monday afternoon after being shot. The ...

Retired officer shoots suspect in Cypress

TX | ABC 13  

Monday, March 27, 2017

Retired officer shoots suspect in Cypress

Harris County Sheriff's Office confirmed that a retired police officer shot his neighbor Saturday night in northwest Harris ...

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.