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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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DC political comedian robbed at gunpoint changes stance on guns

DC | WUSA 9  

Monday, January 22, 2018

DC political comedian robbed at gunpoint changes stance on guns

Tim Young was heading to one of D.C.’s newest hotspots—The Wharf—when his life changed. He was walking down ...

Gunfire Breaks Out During Attempted Burglary In Springfield

MO | KTTS  

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Gunfire Breaks Out During Attempted Burglary In Springfield

Police say shots were fired during an attempted break-in early Tuesday morning

Oroville intruder shot by resident

CA | Chicoer  

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Oroville intruder shot by resident

Police were called just before 2 a.m. Wednesday to the Olive Hill Retirement Community, 2921 Wyandotte Ave. The ...

Man Attempts To Rob Wrong Store As Cashier Pulls A Shotgun

NC | WFMY News  

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Man Attempts To Rob Wrong Store As Cashier Pulls A Shotgun

Ahmed says he had heard about several recent break-ins around Winston-Salem and considered what he'd do in a situation like ...

Attempted burglary leads to gunfire at central Springfield home

MO | KY 3  

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Attempted burglary leads to gunfire at central Springfield home

According to Springfield police, the homeowner shot at a man who attempted to break into the home at ...

Man trespasses, runs from home

OH | Sandusky Register  

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Man trespasses, runs from home

Police arrested a Milan man Tuesday after he allegedly tried to enter a home before being confronted by ...

Business owner shoots North Phoenix robbery suspect

AZ | ABC 15  

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Business owner shoots North Phoenix robbery suspect

The Phoenix Police Department says a business owner shot a robbery suspect and held him at gunpoint until ...

Dallas Homeowner Shoots 2 Juveniles During Robbery

TX | CBS Local  

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Dallas Homeowner Shoots 2 Juveniles During Robbery

Two juveniles are recovering from gunshot wounds after Dallas police say they tried to rob a homeowner.

Gun-toting customers stop attack at SC car dealership

SC | WYFF  

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Gun-toting customers stop attack at SC car dealership

A pair of legally armed customers at a car dealership stopped an attack in which a man threatened ...

Clerk Pulls Shotgun On Man Trying To Rob Store

NC | WFMY News  

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Clerk Pulls Shotgun On Man Trying To Rob Store

Winston-Salem Police are looking for whoever tried to rob a Winston-Salem store and had the tables turned on ...

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.