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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.
  • 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 Northern California CHP officer shoots suspected intruder

CA | East Bay Times  

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Off-duty Northern California CHP officer shoots suspected intruder

Police say an off-duty California Highway Patrol officer fatally shot a suspected intruder at his Redding home. The ...

East Texas woman stops attempted burglary using a 12-gauge shotgun

TX | Tyler Paper  

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

East Texas woman stops attempted burglary using a 12-gauge shotgun

A New Chapel Hill grandmother used her pickup truck and 12-gauge shotgun to stop two suspected burglars Sunday. ...

Off-Duty Officer Shoots Intruder In His Manville Home

NJ | CBS Local  

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Off-Duty Officer Shoots Intruder In His Manville Home

An off-duty police officer shot an intruder inside his home during an apparent home invasion in New Jersey ...

Stabbing and Shooting in Downtown Hazleton

TN | WNEP  

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Stabbing and Shooting in Downtown Hazleton

It was a fight that started inside a downtown Hazleton night spot. It ended on the sidewalk with ...

Pro-gun Bills Introduced to Reform FOPA, Protect Interstate Transport of Firearms for Lawful Use

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Friday, March 17, 2017

Pro-gun Bills Introduced to Reform FOPA, Protect Interstate Transport of Firearms for Lawful Use

Pro-gun members of Congress have introduced legislation to protect travelers who are transporting firearms interstate for lawful purposes.

Moncks Corner homeowner's shooting of burglar 'necessary' to protect family

SC | Post and Courier  

Friday, March 17, 2017

Moncks Corner homeowner's shooting of burglar 'necessary' to protect family

A Moncks Corner resident defended his family Tuesday by fatally shooting a masked man who broke into his ...

U.S. House Passes NRA-Backed Bill to Protect Second Amendment Rights of America’s Veterans

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News  

Friday, March 17, 2017

U.S. House Passes NRA-Backed Bill to Protect Second Amendment Rights of America’s Veterans

On Thursday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 1181, the Veterans 2nd Amendment Protection Act, sponsored by ...

Homeowner shoots home invasion suspect, 2nd suspect arrested

SC | Live 5 News  

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Homeowner shoots home invasion suspect, 2nd suspect arrested

Police say a fatal shooting Tuesday night at a Moncks Corner home was justified because the homeowner was ...

Two shot in Athens-area home invasion

TX | Athens Review  

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Two shot in Athens-area home invasion

Two men were shot and killed Sunday near Athens after they invaded a home and attempted to rob ...

Suspect arrested after NW Vegas home invasion

NV | Fox 5 Vegas  

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Suspect arrested after NW Vegas home invasion

A suspect was killed and another was injured and arrested after a home invasion in northwest Las Vegas, ...

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.