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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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Off-duty officer disarms burglar

MD | WBAL  

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Off-duty officer disarms burglar

An off-duty officer disarmed and shot a burglar who broke into his home Monday, Baltimore police said. Police said ...

Woman says she exchanged gunfire with home invaders

TX | KENS 5  

Monday, October 23, 2017

Woman says she exchanged gunfire with home invaders

A woman says that she exchanged gunfire with a group of people trying to break into her home. ...

Armed clerk thwarts robber at 7-Eleven

WY | WY Daily  

Monday, October 23, 2017

Armed clerk thwarts robber at 7-Eleven

Police say a robber who attempted to steal two packs of cigarettes from a 7-Eleven was stopped by ...

Army veteran with concealed carry permit recounts stopping car prowler

WA | KTVB  

Monday, October 23, 2017

Army veteran with concealed carry permit recounts stopping car prowler

A suspected car prowler got more than he bargained for when he unknowingly broke into the car of ...

CPL holder kills masked shooter at Highland Park gas station

MI | The Detroit News  

Monday, October 23, 2017

CPL holder kills masked shooter at Highland Park gas station

A man in his early 20s is dead after another man in his 20s with a concealed pistol ...

Shots reportedly fired at Brattleboro burglars

VT | Sentinel Source  

Monday, October 23, 2017

Shots reportedly fired at Brattleboro burglars

Police say a man inside an Elliot Street business fired shots at burglars who broke in Friday night, though it’s ...

Milton shooting leaves one man dead

FL | PNJ  

Monday, October 23, 2017

Milton shooting leaves one man dead

Santa Rosa County deputies responded to a dispatch call in Milton where they discovered one man unresponsive after ...

Intruder shot during Delaware County home invasion

OK | KJRH  

Friday, October 20, 2017

Intruder shot during Delaware County home invasion

An intruder was shot early Wednesday morning during a home invasion in Delaware County. Delaware County Sheriff's Office ...

Man shoots at burglar inside south Huntsville home

AL | Waay TV  

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Man shoots at burglar inside south Huntsville home

A Huntsville homeowner scared away a would-be burglar Thursday morning when he shot at him inside his south ...

Man facing kidnapping and robbery charges in Windsor

NC | WAVY  

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Man facing kidnapping and robbery charges in Windsor

A man is facing charges in Windsor after police say he robbed a woman at gunpoint — then ...

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.