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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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Criminal Complaints: Man Ironically Held at Gunpoint After Stealing Guns

PA | Ellwood City  

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Criminal Complaints: Man Ironically Held at Gunpoint After Stealing Guns

According to the criminal complaint, on September 14, officers were sent to a residence in Perry Township for ...

Fleeing larceny suspect shot by employee in nearby Knightdale office building

NC | WRAL  

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Fleeing larceny suspect shot by employee in nearby Knightdale office building

A larceny suspect fleeing from police was shot Monday night by an employee in a nearby office building. 

Homeowner shoots at intruder during home invasion

MN| Valley News Live  

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Homeowner shoots at intruder during home invasion

Police in northern Minnesota are looking for a man who broke into a home Saturday near Backus. The ...

Intruder Kicks in Wrong Door, gets shot

IN | Breitbart  

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Intruder Kicks in Wrong Door, gets shot

Indianapolis police say 34-year-old Percy Walker kicked in the wrong door and was shot and killed by a ...

Suspect shot during attempted robbery near Eubank, Candelaria

NM | KRQE  

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Suspect shot during attempted robbery near Eubank, Candelaria

A  would-be armed robber has critical injuries after police say a convenience store clerk shot him.

Homeowner shoots man in self-defense

MS | WLOX  

Monday, September 18, 2017

Homeowner shoots man in self-defense

The Pearl River County Sheriff’s Department is investigating an incident that ended with a fatal shooting Thursday night. ...

Employee fights back, shoots attempted robber at Okolona business

KY| Wave 3  

Monday, September 18, 2017

Employee fights back, shoots attempted robber at Okolona business

A report from LMPD states a man tried to rob a business at that location. The suspect and ...

Security Guard Shoots Gunman Who Wounded Man, Woman Outside North Philly Hookah Lounge

PA| NBC  

Monday, September 18, 2017

Security Guard Shoots Gunman Who Wounded Man, Woman Outside North Philly Hookah Lounge

A security guard killed a man accused of shooting two people outside a hookah lounge in North Philadelphia ...

Dog Walker Kills Armed Teen Who Jumped out of SUV and Demanded His Wallet

GA | Breitbart  

Monday, September 18, 2017

Dog Walker Kills Armed Teen Who Jumped out of SUV and Demanded His Wallet

A dog walker in DeKalb County, Georgia, shot and killed a teen Wednesday night after the teen allegedly ...

Burglars meet match in armed neighbors, dog

LA | Shreveport Times  

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Burglars meet match in armed neighbors, dog

No one was home. Josh Burson and his family had gone out earlier that morning to the Caddo ...

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.