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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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Grandma stops home invasion in Putnam County

W VA | WSAZ  

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Grandma stops home invasion in Putnam County

Yvonda "Bonnie" Gatens woke up to the sound of a man trying to pry open her bedroom window ...

Would-be robber shot by store owner at Akron pharmacy

OH | News 5 Cleveland  

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Would-be robber shot by store owner at Akron pharmacy

Police are investigating after a would-be robber was shot by the owner of the store he tried to ...

Woman shoots burglar in her bedroom Saturday morning

LA | WWLTV  

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Woman shoots burglar in her bedroom Saturday morning

Police say a 76-year-old woman shot and wounded a suspected burglar she found in her bedroom early Saturday ...

Woman shot boyfriend during attack at hotel

OH | WHIG  

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Woman shot boyfriend during attack at hotel

Police say a woman whose live-in boyfriend struck her in the head with a gun at an Ohio ...

Brooklyn woman shoots ex in neck after he kicked her door in

NY | NY Daily News  

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Brooklyn woman shoots ex in neck after he kicked her door in

A Brooklyn woman shot her ex-boyfriend in the neck Saturday when he tried to kick his way into ...

Man shot after trying to break into car with family inside

NV | News 3 Las Vegas  

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Man shot after trying to break into car with family inside

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department is investigating a shooting that took place late Sunday night near Alexander ...

Homeowner in Independence shoots intruder

MO | Fox 4 KC  

Friday, December 15, 2017

Homeowner in Independence shoots intruder

Police were called to the 3400 block of S. Appleton Ave., Thursday afternoon after a homeowner called to report he ...

Man shot  in Target parking lot

IL | WGN TV  

Friday, December 15, 2017

Man shot in Target parking lot

According to preliminary reports, a man was shot while attempting to rob another person in the parking lot ...

Homeowner Fires Gun At Burglar

CT | The Courant  

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Homeowner Fires Gun At Burglar

Troopers are looking for a burglar who was shot at by a Tolland homeowner who interrupted a break-in ...

Man shot in home invasion on Augusta Drive

AZ | KYMA  

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Man shot in home invasion on Augusta Drive

The homeowner was armed with a weapon and a short scuffle ensued. Coronado was shot in the hand ...

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.