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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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Friday, August 1, 1969

Herald-Examiner, Los Angeles, CA

A courageous girl of 17, Gail Baldwin, was aroused by a noise at a window of her Los ...

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Friday, August 1, 1969

Times, Los Angeles, CA

A month after they were charged with thirteen burglaries and released, two teenagers tried the front door of ...

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Friday, August 1, 1969

Tribune, Chicago, IL

"This is a holdup" announced two men who got into Chicago taxicab driver Robert Harper's car. Taking $40, ...

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Friday, August 1, 1969

Times Union, Rochester, NY

A pounding noise at 2:45 A.M. awakened apartment owner Philip T. Gambacurta, of Rochester, N.Y. Getting his cal. ...

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Friday, August 1, 1969

News-Democrat, Belleville, IL

Suddenly awakened, Mrs. Margaret King, Godfrey, Ill., found an intruder standing in her bedroom. She fired two shots ...

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Friday, August 1, 1969

Globe-Democrat, St. Louis, MO

A gunman demanded patron Gus Lombardo's money as he left Earl McCrary's St. Louis restaurant, and fired a ...

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Friday, August 1, 1969

Evening Bulletin, Philadelphia, PA

Because of recent burglaries, Clinton Funk, Philadelphia shipper and warehouseman, was guarding his warehouse with a cal. .45 ...

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Friday, August 1, 1969

The Sun, Clearwater, FL

After two milk deliverymen were killed in separate holdups in Miami, Fla., last year, Lewis Wilhite, Sr., armed ...

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Friday, August 1, 1969

Journal, Daytona Beach, FL

Two men entered the grocery of E.T. Hunter, 77, Ormond Beach, Fla. One asked for cigarettes. As Hunter ...

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Tuesday, July 1, 1969

The Press, Pittsburgh, PA

Wilkinsburg, Pa., pharmacist Edward Hudak shot and killed 2 holdup men who forced their way into his drugstore ...

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.