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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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Red state's NRA-backed bill to allow armed teachers in classroom one step closer to passage

Fox News  

Wednesday, January 24, 2024

Red state's NRA-backed bill to allow armed teachers in classroom one step closer to passage

An NRA-backed bill in Idaho that would allow public school teachers and staff to arm themselves on school ...

NRA Constitutional Carry: 2023 Saw New Milestone for Gun Rights

Fox News  

Tuesday, December 26, 2023

NRA Constitutional Carry: 2023 Saw New Milestone for Gun Rights

"The gun control lobby and their allies pledged to dismantle self-defense laws and the Second Amendment. That strategy ...

NRA Instructor Rabbi Leads Push to Arm, Train Jewish Community

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Tuesday, December 19, 2023

NRA Instructor Rabbi Leads Push to Arm, Train Jewish Community

The NRA's executive vice president and CEO Wayne LaPierre lauded Eilfort and Magen Am's efforts training thousands of ...

Does the U.S. Attorney for D.C. Know Full-auto Conversion Switches are Illegal?

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Gun Laws  

Monday, December 18, 2023

Does the U.S. Attorney for D.C. Know Full-auto Conversion Switches are Illegal?

Another week another news item complaining about the misuse of firearms and firearm parts that are already illegal. 

Armed Robbers Had Guns Pointed at His Chest, Then He Shot Back, Now California is Punishing Him

NRA's YouTube  

Friday, November 17, 2023

Armed Robbers Had Guns Pointed at His Chest, Then He Shot Back, Now California is Punishing Him

NRA member Vince Ricci was coming back to his Los Angeles home on a quiet evening when two ...

NRA Instructor Rabbi Teaches Guns, Self-Defense to Jewish Community as Israel War Rages

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Monday, October 30, 2023

NRA Instructor Rabbi Teaches Guns, Self-Defense to Jewish Community as Israel War Rages

The NRA and our 125,000 firearms instructors are committed to training any law-abiding American eager to defend themselves, ...

More women turning to firearms for self-defense to even the scales: Protecting 'the lives we love'

Fox News  

Monday, October 2, 2023

More women turning to firearms for self-defense to even the scales: Protecting 'the lives we love'

Billy McLaughlin, spokesman for the National Rifle Association (NRA), also said the uptick in women's firearm purchases stems ...

NRA Slams Gov. Newsom's Latest Assault on Second Amendment

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Tuesday, September 26, 2023

NRA Slams Gov. Newsom's Latest Assault on Second Amendment

The National Rifle Association released the following statement on California Gov. Newsom's signing of gun control: "The NRA ...

Biden Creates New Office to Funnel Taxpayer Funds to Gun Control Advocacy

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News  

Monday, September 25, 2023

Biden Creates New Office to Funnel Taxpayer Funds to Gun Control Advocacy

Professional gun control advocates have always had a seat at the table in the Biden White House. Now, ...

New York’s Ammunition Background Check System: An Expensive Wreck?

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News  

Monday, September 25, 2023

New York’s Ammunition Background Check System: An Expensive Wreck?

The F-35 stealth jet isn’t the only example of expensive technology that crashed recently. The implementation of New York’s ammunition ...

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.