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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.
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    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.
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    State law that allows individuals to carry concealed firearms for lawful purposes without a permit.
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    State law that completely prohibits carrying firearms for personal protection outside the home or place of business.
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Attempted robbery ends with suspect shot in shoulder

MS | WDAM  

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Attempted robbery ends with suspect shot in shoulder

JPD Commander Tyree Jones has confirmed a shooting that happened on Chestnut Street. 18-year-old Jabaris Mclin has been charged ...

76-year-old woman fires warning shot at home intruder

IN | 14 News  

Thursday, April 20, 2017

76-year-old woman fires warning shot at home intruder

An Evansville woman was asleep when someone began kicking in the door. The noise woke her up so ...

Lawton homeowner shoots burglar

OK | KSWO  

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Lawton homeowner shoots burglar

A man is dead after police say he was shot while trying to break into a woman's home ...

Pierce County homeowner shoots intruder

WA | King 5  

Monday, April 17, 2017

Pierce County homeowner shoots intruder

A Pierce County homeowner shot and killed an intruder early Saturday morning in Tacoma according to police. Pierce ...

Two men shot in Worcester home invasion

MA | Turn to 10  

Monday, April 17, 2017

Two men shot in Worcester home invasion

Worcester Police report two men were shot, during a reported home invasion Saturday night. A police report says ...

Texas man shoots two would-be burglars

TX | KWTX  

Friday, April 14, 2017

Texas man shoots two would-be burglars

Huntsville police believe a homeowner was justified in shooting two men who were attempting to burglarize his home ...

Intruder killed in central Las Vegas robbery-home invasion

NV | Las Vegas Review Journal  

Friday, April 14, 2017

Intruder killed in central Las Vegas robbery-home invasion

One person was fatally shot Thursday morning in what Las Vegas police are calling a robbery-home invasion in ...

Three shots heard when off-duty police officer shoots home intruder in Lakewood

OH | Cleveland.com  

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Three shots heard when off-duty police officer shoots home intruder in Lakewood

Cleveland Metroparks ranger Matt Shearn called Lakewood police Wednesday morning saying he shot someone after they broke into ...

Suspected Car Thief Held at Gunpoint by Fountain Valley Resident After Crashing Into Home

CA | KTLA  

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Suspected Car Thief Held at Gunpoint by Fountain Valley Resident After Crashing Into Home

One of four people traveling in a stolen vehicle was held at gunpoint by a homeowner in Fountain ...

Homeowner fires at masked men who broke into home

GA | WSBTV  

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Homeowner fires at masked men who broke into home

Cherokee County sheriff's investigators are searching for a man wanted in connection with a home invasion and shootout.  ...

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.