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Right to Carry Laws

  • 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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Saturday, June 1, 1963

Post Dispatch, St. Louis, MO

A St. Louis, Mo., woman, Mrs. Helen Lowery, awakened at 2:15 A.M. to find a man armed with ...

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Saturday, June 1, 1963

Beacon Journal, Akron, OH

When Cleveland, Ohio, housewife, Mrs. Patricia Harmon, home alone with her 8-year-old daughter, heard the noise of breaking ...

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Saturday, June 1, 1963

Sun Times, Chicago, IL

A father and son teamed up to attempt an armed robbery of Arthur Domzyk's tavern in Chicago, Ill. ...

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Wednesday, May 1, 1963

Tribune, Oakland, CA

When Mrs. Darlene Cucchiara was awakened by noises, this Pleasant Hill, Calif., mother of four small children loaded ...

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Wednesday, May 1, 1963

The Arizona Daily Star, Tucson, AZ

Awakened by noises in his Tucson, Ariz., cycle shop, owner D.E. Musselman, armed himself with a revolver and ...

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Wednesday, May 1, 1963

Press, Houston, TX

Houston, Tex., liquor store owner, Sidney Scalise, found himself looking down the barel of a .22 pistol as ...

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Wednesday, May 1, 1963

Sun Times, Chicago, IL

Caretaker Reed Pitchford, of Chicago, Ill., Grant Memorial AME Church, had been sleeping in the church office when ...

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Monday, April 1, 1963

New Argus, Goldsboro, NC

Awakened in his Goldsboro, N.C., home by the barking of his dog, Air Force Sgt. Edsel G. Sutherland ...

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Monday, April 1, 1963

Times, Ft. Smith, AR

Two men entered Clarence Page's Little Rock, Ark., liquor store and demanded money. Reaching one hand toward the ...

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Monday, April 1, 1963

The Star, Kansas City, MO

Kansas City, Mo., taxi driver Austin Whitfield picked up a fare who turned out to be armed with ...

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.