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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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Wednesday, March 1, 1961

Bulletin, Philadelphia, PA

After beating and kicking 61-year-old Benjamin Bailer in his Philadelphia tavern, three bandits cleaned out the register and ...

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Wednesday, March 1, 1961

Daily Star, Toronto, Canada

After a rash of drug store holdups by armed thugs who pistol-whipped several of their victims, Montreal pharmacist ...

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Wednesday, March 1, 1961

Associated Press, IN

After fourteen burglaries in twelve years, Fred Williamson set a burglar alarm in his Indianapolis restaurant and rigged ...

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Wednesday, March 1, 1961

Leader, Lexington, KY

In Arjay, Ky., general store owner Curt Mills was shot in the shoulder by one of two masked ...

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Wednesday, March 1, 1961

Post-Dispatch, St. Louis, MO

An ex-convict entered a St. Louis dry goods store, struck owner Clarence E. Skala on the head with ...

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Wednesday, February 1, 1961

Herald Tribune, New York, NY

A Sing Sing parolee with a prison record dating from 1940 invaded the Brooklyn pharmacy of Joseph Longo, ...

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Wednesday, February 1, 1961

Star, Kansas City, MO

Van F. Sims, who lives in a Kansas City, Kans., apartment next to a dry cleaning shop, awoke ...

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Wednesday, February 1, 1961

The Courier, Charlestown, IN

Orval Stoner closed his Charlestown, Ind., gas station and headed for his car with the day's receipts. Hiding ...

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Wednesday, February 1, 1961

American, Chicago, IL

Delicatessen owner Stanley Wasik snatched his cal. .38 revolver from under the counter and shot two bandits who ...

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Wednesday, February 1, 1961

Tribune, Great Falls, MT

In Troy, Mont., when the burglar alarm sounded in his store next door to his home, Les Coffman ...

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.