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Right to Carry Laws

  • 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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Gallup: Gun Control Not High on List of Problems

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Gun Laws  

Friday, July 20, 2018

Gallup: Gun Control Not High on List of Problems

Gallup’s July survey found that the number of Americans who cited guns or gun control as the most important ...

Nashville woman shoots boyfriend to protect her children

WSMV Nashville  

Monday, July 16, 2018

Nashville woman shoots boyfriend to protect her children

A north Nashville woman told police she was forced to shoot her boyfriend after he attacked her children ...

Justice Scalia Made Clear the Second Amendment and Heller Prohibit “Assault Weapon” Bans

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Friday, July 13, 2018

Justice Scalia Made Clear the Second Amendment and Heller Prohibit “Assault Weapon” Bans

On July 9, Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) offered the following ham-handed statement in an attempted attack on President Donald Trump’s ...

Mom Shoots Man Trying to Steal SUV With Kids Inside

NBC Philadelphia  

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Mom Shoots Man Trying to Steal SUV With Kids Inside

A mother shot a man who tried to steal her SUV while her two toddlers were still inside ...

Fired FBI Director James Comey Pushes Gun Control, Bashes NRA

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Friday, June 29, 2018

Fired FBI Director James Comey Pushes Gun Control, Bashes NRA

Fired FBI Director James Comey’s self-aggrandizement tour continued apace this week. Momentarily turning his attention from attacking President ...

California Farmer Has Guns Confiscated and Faces Felony Charges After Trying to Register Rifle

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Friday, June 8, 2018

California Farmer Has Guns Confiscated and Faces Felony Charges After Trying to Register Rifle

California residents attempting to comply with the Golden State’s ever-increasing swamp of firearms laws and regulations should take ...

Gun Rights Were Expanded: Once Again, No Problems

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Friday, May 25, 2018

Gun Rights Were Expanded: Once Again, No Problems

As readers of our legislative alerts are only too aware, whenever NRA efforts to create more freedoms for ...

April 2018 NICS Report

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News  

Friday, May 25, 2018

April 2018 NICS Report

We haven’t reported on the FBI NICS background check numbers for some time, but recent numbers show a ...

CNN.com  

Friday, May 25, 2018

Armed bystander kills shooter at Oklahoma City restaurant

An armed bystander gunned down a shooter Thursday at an Oklahoma City restaurant, killing him, police said. A man walked ...

FBI Acknowledges Life-Saving Potential of Armed Citizens

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Friday, May 11, 2018

FBI Acknowledges Life-Saving Potential of Armed Citizens

“Armed and unarmed citizens engaged the shooter in 10 incidents. They safely and successfully ended the shootings in ...

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.