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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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    State law that completely prohibits carrying firearms for personal protection outside the home or place of business.
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Lancaster city homeowner shoots intruder after early Sunday morning break-in

PA | Lancaster Online  

Monday, June 5, 2017

Lancaster city homeowner shoots intruder after early Sunday morning break-in

A Lancaster resident took “action that he thought was necessary” when he shot a man who kicked in ...

Tattoo shop owner catches burglar in the act

NM | KOB  

Friday, June 2, 2017

Tattoo shop owner catches burglar in the act

A repeat robber narrowly escaped with his life Wednesday morning after an Albuquerque tattoo shop owner caught him ...

Burglary suspect shot in Frisco apartment

TX | WFAA  

Friday, June 2, 2017

Burglary suspect shot in Frisco apartment

Police are investigating after a 43-year-old man was shot during an apparent burglary Thursday.According to Frisco Police, officers ...

Ohio City gas station employee shoots at smash-and-grab suspects

OH | Cleveland.com  

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Ohio City gas station employee shoots at smash-and-grab suspects

A 23-year-old employee of an Ohio City gas station fired several gunshots at two smash-and-grab suspects and thwarted ...

Bizarre chain of events led to robbery suspect's death

TX | ABC 13  

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Bizarre chain of events led to robbery suspect's death

According to the Harris County Sheriff's Office, a robbery suspect was shot and killed outside a home in ...

Off-duty officer fires at suspect in Glassell Park shooting

CA | ABC 7  

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Off-duty officer fires at suspect in Glassell Park shooting

Police are searching for a suspect after they say one person was shot in the leg in Glassell ...

Man Shot At Armed Suspect Who Tried to Rob Him at Car Wash

NC | WFMY News  

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Man Shot At Armed Suspect Who Tried to Rob Him at Car Wash

A man fired a gun at a suspect who pulled a semi-automatic weapon on him and demanded money ...

Robber steals Macon man’s wallet, then drops it when victim opens fire

GA | The Telegraph  

Friday, May 26, 2017

Robber steals Macon man’s wallet, then drops it when victim opens fire

A Macon man whose wallet was stolen in a robbery over the weekend got his wallet back minutes ...

Homeowner Shot Burglar During Break-In

IN | US News  

Friday, May 26, 2017

Homeowner Shot Burglar During Break-In

Police say an Evansville homeowner fatally shot a man who was trying to break into his house. Evansville ...

Homeowner shoots intruder in Kensington

PA | Philly.com  

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Homeowner shoots intruder in Kensington

A Kensington homeowner shot a 47-year-old man who was breaking into his residence Tuesday afternoon, police said. Just ...

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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.