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    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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Off-duty CPD officer fires shots during attempted robbery in Beverly

IL | Chicago Sun Times  

Monday, December 4, 2017

Off-duty CPD officer fires shots during attempted robbery in Beverly

No one was injured when an off-duty Chicago Police officer fired shots during an attempted armed robbery Friday ...

2 shot in Highland County, including home invasion suspect shot by homeowner

OH | Local 12 News  

Monday, December 4, 2017

2 shot in Highland County, including home invasion suspect shot by homeowner

Two men were shot after an apparent home invasion. Around 6:45 a.m. Friday morning, emergency crews rushed to Powell ...

2 Harnett County schools put on lockdown after thieves get in shootout with homeowner

NC | WNCN  

Monday, December 4, 2017

2 Harnett County schools put on lockdown after thieves get in shootout with homeowner

Two Harnett County elementary schools were placed on lockdown after two masked men got in a shootout with ...

St. Louis pizza driver shoots robbery suspect during delivery

MO | Fox  

Monday, December 4, 2017

St. Louis pizza driver shoots robbery suspect during delivery

A St. Louis pizza driver shot a 17-year-old youth who police said was one of two suspects trying ...

State Attorneys General Back National Reciprocity

News  

Gun Laws  

Friday, December 1, 2017

State Attorneys General Back National Reciprocity

H.R. 38, the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act, gained support from a coalition of America’s highest-ranking law enforcement officers. Twenty-four ...

Good Guys With Guns Stop Bad Guys With Guns

Daily Caller  

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Good Guys With Guns Stop Bad Guys With Guns

Good guys with guns stop bad guys with guns. This basic truth is not politically correct, and the ...

Orange man holds chase suspect at gunpoint before Vidor Police arrest man

TX | 12 News Now  

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Orange man holds chase suspect at gunpoint before Vidor Police arrest man

A chase starting in Louisiana continued on Interstate 10 westbound before ending on the Neches River bridge.

Police say deputy fatally shot intruder at her Detroit home

MI | WNEM  

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Police say deputy fatally shot intruder at her Detroit home

Police say an off-duty sheriff's deputy shot and killed a man who had broken into her home in ...

Would-be burglar attempts a break-in. A gun-toting pastor is waiting for him.

GA | The Blaze  

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Would-be burglar attempts a break-in. A gun-toting pastor is waiting for him.

According to WXIA-TV, a local pastor shot a 19-year-old man who was breaking into the pastor’s home — which he shares with ...

Gun-toting homeowners thwart 2 burglaries, detain suspects

LA | The News Star  

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Gun-toting homeowners thwart 2 burglaries, detain suspects

Two separate weekend incidents saw men accused of burglary enter local homes and be held at gunpoint by ...

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.