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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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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.  ...

Concealed carrier holds stabbing suspect until police arrive

AK | KATV  

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Concealed carrier holds stabbing suspect until police arrive

Austin police are crediting a concealed carry holder for helping save a man who was being stabbed by ...

Rodeway Inn shooting self-defense

TN | Jackson Sun  

Monday, April 10, 2017

Rodeway Inn shooting self-defense

A Friday morning shooting at Rodeway Inn has been determined to be self-defense, according to Jackson police. Deputy ...

Cleveland man shoots robber who broke into his home

OH | Cleveland.com  

Monday, April 10, 2017

Cleveland man shoots robber who broke into his home

A Cleveland man shot a robber who broke into his house Friday morning.  Eddie Henderson III, 26, shot the suspect ...

Armed Suspect Shot By Apple Valley Pharmacist During Robbery

CA | VVNG.com  

Monday, April 10, 2017

Armed Suspect Shot By Apple Valley Pharmacist During Robbery

One suspect was shot and another fled during an attempted robbery of a pharmacy in Apple Valley. At ...

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.