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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, September 1, 1962

Morning News, Dallas, TX

Alerted by his wife when she heard noises outside their bedroom, John Daniel of Dallas, Tex., picked up ...

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Saturday, September 1, 1962

Arizona Daily Star, Tucson, AZ

Duane K. Becksted was sleeping in a room over his service station in Tucson, Ariz. He heard a ...

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Saturday, September 1, 1962

Star-Telegram, Ft. Worth, TX

After filling an order in a liquor store in Ft. Worth, Tex., night attendant W.C. Wilshire turned to ...

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Saturday, September 1, 1962

Post-Dispatch, St. Louis, MO

When Fred Wayne, a clerk in a St. Louis confectionery store, was approached by a stranger who threatened ...

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Saturday, September 1, 1962

Times, Shreveport, LA

While trying to evade the charge of a knife-wielding attacker, Dr. J.C.W. Rhodes, a Shreveport, La., veterinarian, called ...

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Saturday, September 1, 1962

Repository, Canton, OH

A Canton, Ohio, man was sent to the hospital in serious condition with shotgun wounds in the face ...

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Saturday, September 1, 1962

Daily News, New York, NY

Hearing a scream for help from a woman who had just left his stationery store in New York ...

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Saturday, September 1, 1962

Free Press, Detroit, MI

While closing his candy store in Detroit, John Jakubiak was attacked by 2 men. He broke away and ...

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Wednesday, August 1, 1962

Free Press, Detroit, MI

After spending the night on a cot in his Detroit grocery, Simpkin Green awoke to find a man ...

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Wednesday, August 1, 1962

The Arizona Republic, Phoenix, AZ

An armed, masked bandit entered a store in Avra Valley, Ariz., about 30 mile east of Tucson, and ...

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.