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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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Would-be robber fatally with his own gun

TX | guns.com  

Monday, May 1, 2017

Would-be robber fatally with his own gun

A man who attempted to rob two people at a Dallas apartment complex Monday night was shot and ...

Resident shoots intruder in attempted home invasion

NC | WITN  

Friday, April 28, 2017

Resident shoots intruder in attempted home invasion

Police say the victim in an attempted armed home invasion shot and killed one of the intruders. Stacey ...

Home invasion suspects shot in Spartanburg Co.

SC | WSPA  

Friday, April 28, 2017

Home invasion suspects shot in Spartanburg Co.

Spartanburg Co. deputies say two home invasion suspects were shot while trying to rob a man. It happened ...

Burglar Shot By Homeowner in Miami

FL | NBC Miami  

Friday, April 28, 2017

Burglar Shot By Homeowner in Miami

A burglar, who was caught in the act, was shot to death at a Miami home Wednesday by ...

Woman grabs rifle to ward off man violating protective order

OK | Chickasha News  

Friday, April 28, 2017

Woman grabs rifle to ward off man violating protective order

It seems one Chickasha woman had enough after a man repeatedly violated his protection order.  The woman was ...

Armed neighbors detain apologetic burglar

FL | Ocala.com  

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Armed neighbors detain apologetic burglar

A Dunnellon man this week kicked open the back door of a woman’s home, returned hours later to ...

Homeowner fatally shoots burglar at his Little River home

FL | Miami Herald  

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Homeowner fatally shoots burglar at his Little River home

A homeowner told investigators Wednesday that he shot a man who had broken into his Little River home, ...

Woman uses sidearm to fend off home invasion

TX | News 4 San Antonio  

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Woman uses sidearm to fend off home invasion

A woman was able to defend her Northwest Side home and spoil an attempted home invasion Tuesday morning. ...

Brace Yourself: ATF Reconsiders Obama-Era Policy on Stabilizing Braces

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Gun Laws  

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Brace Yourself: ATF Reconsiders Obama-Era Policy on Stabilizing Braces

News broke this week that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) has reconsidered and “clarified” ...

Store owner’s fight against robbers caught on camera

CA | guns.com  

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Store owner’s fight against robbers caught on camera

Surveillance video from a California jewelry shop last week shows an armed store owner chase away three men ...

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.