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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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Holyoke man charged with assault after he is shot in dispute with Springfield homeowner

MA | Mass Live  

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Holyoke man charged with assault after he is shot in dispute with Springfield homeowner

A 21-year-old man who was shot during an armed confrontation outside an Edgewood Street home Wednesday afternoon was ...

New Port Richey Mother Says Son Strangled Her So She Shot Him

FL | Patch  

Thursday, February 1, 2018

New Port Richey Mother Says Son Strangled Her So She Shot Him

25-year-old New Port Richey man is being treated for a gunshot wound after his mother reportedly shot him ...

83-Year-Old Retired MD. Teacher Shoots Intruder

MD | WUSA  

Thursday, February 1, 2018

83-Year-Old Retired MD. Teacher Shoots Intruder

Joseph M. Parker is an 83-year-old retired Prince George's County school teacher who lives alone and keeps a ...

Intruder held at gunpoint blames rain for break-in

DE | Washington Times  

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Intruder held at gunpoint blames rain for break-in

A man who broke into a Delaware house and was held at gunpoint says he only broke in ...

Man fires shots as thief takes off with his car

NM | KRQE  

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Man fires shots as thief takes off with his car

A driver took matters into his own hands when a thief took off with his car.

Man shot after robbery attempt at NE Houston ballroom

TX | CW 39  

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Man shot after robbery attempt at NE Houston ballroom

A man was shot after attempting to rob another man at a northeast Houston ballroom Sunday morning, according ...

Employee shoots at gunman during Nash County store robbery

NC | WITN  

Monday, January 29, 2018

Employee shoots at gunman during Nash County store robbery

Deputies say an employee fired at a gunman during a store robbery Monday night. 

Homeowner shoots would-be intruder multiple times near Aldine

TX | CW 39  

Monday, January 29, 2018

Homeowner shoots would-be intruder multiple times near Aldine

A would-be intruder was reportedly hospitalized Tuesday night after being shot multiple times by a homeowner near the ...

Man with gun-carry permit shoots suspected robber in north Houston

TX | ABC 13  

Monday, January 29, 2018

Man with gun-carry permit shoots suspected robber in north Houston

With a shotgun pointed at him, a man walking to his vehicle in north Houston responded with his ...

Suspect shot after failed home invasion Saturday

TN | News Channel 9  

Monday, January 29, 2018

Suspect shot after failed home invasion Saturday

Chattanooga police say a man was shot after he attempted to break into a home on Howell road. ...

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.