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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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Homeowner shoots intruder in Kensington

PA | Philly.com  

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Homeowner shoots intruder in Kensington

A Kensington homeowner shot a 47-year-old man who was breaking into his residence Tuesday afternoon, police said. Just ...

Bank robber, customer shot at each other inside Key Bank branch

OH | WCPO  

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Bank robber, customer shot at each other inside Key Bank branch

A bank customer and robber fired at each other Monday inside a Key Bank on Springdale Road, according ...

Man suspected of armed robbery at Dollar General shot during home invasion

GA | WTOC  

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Man suspected of armed robbery at Dollar General shot during home invasion

A home invasion suspect who was also suspected of robbing a Dollar General was killed by a homeowner. ...

Shooting at Shreveport apartment complex

LA | Ark Latex  

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Shooting at Shreveport apartment complex

Police are investigating an early morning shooting that injured a man at an apartment complex in Shreveport..  The ...

Homeowner fired at intruders

NC | WSOC TV  

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Homeowner fired at intruders

A homeowner is recovering after a home invasion on Woodington Lane in northwest Charlotte. That homeowner fired 14 ...

Security guard shoots gunman inside North Las Vegas 7-Eleven

Gun Laws  

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Security guard shoots gunman inside North Las Vegas 7-Eleven

A confrontation on Sunday night might have led to a deadly shooting this morning at a North Las ...

Armed burglary suspect shot by homeowner during break-in

IN | 14 News  

Monday, May 22, 2017

Armed burglary suspect shot by homeowner during break-in

Police said an armed burglary suspect was shot and killed by a homeowner during a break-in on Sunday. ...

Resident, intruder swap gunfire

SC | The Times & Democrat  

Friday, May 19, 2017

Resident, intruder swap gunfire

A man who lives near Cameron called deputies Tuesday morning after finding an intruder in his house. The ...

Homeowner fights back, wounding suspected burglar

TN | WREG  

Friday, May 19, 2017

Homeowner fights back, wounding suspected burglar

Police said no charges will be filed after a homeowner shot a suspected burglar. Tuesday evening, the victim ...

Armed neighbors capture home-invasion suspect

GA | Atlanta Journal-Constitution  

Friday, May 19, 2017

Armed neighbors capture home-invasion suspect

A group of armed neighbors captured one of two home-invasion suspects Wednesday in Gordon County, according to the ...

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.