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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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Homeowner near 80th and Harney reports shooting intruder

NE | Omaha.com  

Friday, September 1, 2017

Homeowner near 80th and Harney reports shooting intruder

Tuesday morning, Renard LeBron returned to his home near 80th and Harney Streets to find a man on ...

Armed suspects rob pub full of police officers attending party

MD| WBAL TV  

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Armed suspects rob pub full of police officers attending party

Two men who police said robbed a pub in Woodlawn may not have expected it to be full ...

Would-be mugger surprised by gun-toting victim

WI | WISN  

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Would-be mugger surprised by gun-toting victim

An armed robber targeted a man who had just made a withdrawal from a cash machine, but the ...

This shotgun-wielding Texan has no time for looters

TX | NY Post  

Thursday, August 31, 2017

This shotgun-wielding Texan has no time for looters

“[I’m] protecting the community where I live,” he says. “I grew up in this area, I’m a former ...

Overnight robbery ends in shootout

NV | Las Vegas Now  

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Overnight robbery ends in shootout

Metro Police are searching for a pair of men who tried to rob a convenience store but were confronted ...

Burglary suspect still on the run after he was shot at by a St. Helena Island resident

SC | The Island Packet  

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Burglary suspect still on the run after he was shot at by a St. Helena Island resident

A suspect is still on the run after he allegedly tried to break into a St. Helena Island ...

Man shot at Hon-Dah Casino

AZ | WMI Central  

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Man shot at Hon-Dah Casino

The FBI's Phoenix office, along with Bureau of Indian Affairs officials, said a cash courier making a stop ...

Two RTD security guards fired their weapons after suspect pointed a gun toward them

CO | Denver Post  

Friday, August 25, 2017

Two RTD security guards fired their weapons after suspect pointed a gun toward them

Two RTD security guards fired their weapons Wednesday night in the shooting of a 43-year-old man outside the ...

Intruder shot approximately 20 miles west of town

CO | Pagosa Springs Sun  

Friday, August 25, 2017

Intruder shot approximately 20 miles west of town

Dispatch received a call from an unnamed male subject claiming that he had just shot an intruder on ...

Sissonville shooting leaves man shot after suspected knife attack

WV | Gazette  

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Sissonville shooting leaves man shot after suspected knife attack

Tracy Stalnaker, 53, armed himself with a knife and chased the other man, who in turn shot Stalnaker, ...

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.