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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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Resident shoots armed intruder during struggle

NJ | NJ.com  

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Resident shoots armed intruder during struggle

A resident fatally shot an armed intruder during a struggle with the would-be burglar late Tuesday in Belleville that also ...

Olive Branch man, 89, confronts armed home invader

MS | WREG  

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Olive Branch man, 89, confronts armed home invader

Officials say two robbers are on the loose, accused of invading an 89-year-old man's home in broad daylight ...

North Las Vegas domestic dispute ends in defensive shooting

NV | Guns.com  

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

North Las Vegas domestic dispute ends in defensive shooting

North Las Vegas authorities say Friday’s shooting death of a 31-year-old man during a domestic dispute appears to ...

Marion woman shoots home intruder

AK | WREG  

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Marion woman shoots home intruder

The Crittenden County Sheriff's Department said ADT alarm company received a burglar alarm call at a house on ...

Pair pulled guns on off-duty cop

NJ | NJ.com  

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Pair pulled guns on off-duty cop

Authorities say the off-duty Jersey City police officer who shot and killed two men Sunday night was in Newark with a friend ...

They tried to steal parts in Finley. They got bullets instead

WA | Tri City Herald  

Monday, October 30, 2017

They tried to steal parts in Finley. They got bullets instead

Benton County sheriff’s deputies are searching for a suspect after an attempted burglary — punctuated by a shooting ...

Idaho man holds suspected burglar at gun point, waits for law enforcement

ID | KREM  

Monday, October 30, 2017

Idaho man holds suspected burglar at gun point, waits for law enforcement

A Pinehurst homeowner held a suspected burglar at gun point until law enforcement arrived on scene. The Shoshone ...

Homeowner holds intruder at gunpoint

WV | WSAZ  

Monday, October 30, 2017

Homeowner holds intruder at gunpoint

Deputies say Charles Thomas was held at gunpoint by the owner of the home he was trying to ...

Victim, suspect exchange gunfire in home invasion

WI | Fox  

Monday, October 30, 2017

Victim, suspect exchange gunfire in home invasion

Police said a suspect and victim exchanged gunfire after the suspect entered the victim’s home early Saturday, October ...

Attacker shot while attacking another person

TN | WRCB TV  

Monday, October 30, 2017

Attacker shot while attacking another person

The investigation shows the person shot was assaulting another person with a firearm. A third person saw what ...

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.