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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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Fairfield Store Clerk Shoots Masked, Armed Suspect During Attempted Robbery

CA | CBS Local  

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Fairfield Store Clerk Shoots Masked, Armed Suspect During Attempted Robbery

A man was shot in the chest and is in critical condition after he attempted to rob a ...

1 shot in early morning home invasion shooting

MO | KMBC  

Monday, May 15, 2017

1 shot in early morning home invasion shooting

A resident living in a home in the 4000 block of 69th Street shot and killed an intruder ...

Don’t Scapegoat Gun Owners for Chicago’s Violent Crime Problem

News  

Gun Laws  

Friday, May 12, 2017

Don’t Scapegoat Gun Owners for Chicago’s Violent Crime Problem

The last two weeks have brought more evidence that Chicago’s gangland violence continues to spiral out of control. ...

Home Intruder Deterred By Firearm

TN | Greeneville Sun  

Friday, May 12, 2017

Home Intruder Deterred By Firearm

A woman warded off a man with a gun who entered her house early this morning in the ...

Concealed carry holder shoots robber in attempted carjacking on Southwest Side

IL | Chicago Tribune  

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Concealed carry holder shoots robber in attempted carjacking on Southwest Side

A man with a concealed carry license shot an armed man who tried to stick him up late Wednesday ...

Man pumping gas pulls gun, shoots robbery suspect on crime spree

MO | KMOV  

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Man pumping gas pulls gun, shoots robbery suspect on crime spree

Jackson allegedly had a weapon when he approached the victim, who was pumping gas, at the Phillips 66 on ...

Texas mom warns home intruder that she's 'locked and loaded'

TX | Chron  

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Texas mom warns home intruder that she's 'locked and loaded'

Don't mess with a Texas mom or her kids. That's the message a woman in McKinney, Texas hopes ...

Uncle shoots masked suspects during home invasion

TX | KVUE  

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Uncle shoots masked suspects during home invasion

A man came to the rescue when his relatives next door were tied up and assaulted during a ...

Woman rushed from bedroom with gun blazing

NC | Charlotte Observer  

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Woman rushed from bedroom with gun blazing

Two alleged robbers who were pretending to sell guns door-to-door met their match at a Lincolnton home Saturday ...

Man fires shot during robbery attempt outside Boulder Station

NV | Las Vegas Review Journal  

Monday, May 8, 2017

Man fires shot during robbery attempt outside Boulder Station

A man trying to sell a ring fired a shot during a robbery attempt outside Boulder Station late ...

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.