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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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Statesville  

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Iredell man holds would-be burglar at gunpoint until deputies arrive

Oakly was barking. That was unusual, because she seldom actually barks, especially at 7:20 a.m. That’s why Oakly’s owner, ...

Discover Ferndale  

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Armed Citizen: Homeowner held burglary suspect at gunpoint

A 20-year-old man was arrested Sunday morning after deputies say a homeowner held him at gunpoint in his ...

For six years I lived in constant fear of a stalker.

Medium  

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

For six years I lived in constant fear of a stalker.

For six years I lived in constant fear of a stalker. He harassed me, in person and online, at ...

The Salt Lake Tribune  

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

More than 1,400 Utahns ages 18 to 20 carry concealed firearms. Here's why

Cole wanted to be able to defend herself. So last year, shortly after the state green-lighted Utahns as young ...

A man attacked their SUV in Pasco. This father was armed and ready

WA| Tri-City Herald  

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

A man attacked their SUV in Pasco. This father was armed and ready

Pasco police say the father — who had a concealed pistol license — fired a warning shot from ...

Private citizen shot man trying to break into home

TX | KLTV  

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Private citizen shot man trying to break into home

Authorities in Bowie County are investigating an incident in which a private citizen shot a man who was ...

Waffle House Customer Shoots At Armed Robbers

GA | Patch  

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Waffle House Customer Shoots At Armed Robbers

Surveillance photos of two armed men who robbed an Acworth Waffle House have been released by the Cherokee ...

Tow-truck driver shoots man in self-defense Friday night

LA | The Advocate  

Monday, February 5, 2018

Tow-truck driver shoots man in self-defense Friday night

A man was shot by a tow-truck driver who New Orleans police say was acting in self-defense Friday ...

One shot after home invasion in Springdale Township

PA | WTAE  

Monday, February 5, 2018

One shot after home invasion in Springdale Township

Allegheny County 911 was notified about a home invasion, by a known person, and shots fired at 1206 ...

Armed Passer-By Aids Utah Policeman Being Assaulted

Associated Press  

Monday, February 5, 2018

Armed Passer-By Aids Utah Policeman Being Assaulted

A passer-by carrying a concealed pistol is being credited with stopping an attack on a police officer 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.