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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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Shots fired during home burglary Tuesday night

TX | KDH News  

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Shots fired during home burglary Tuesday night

Killeen police are investigating after they said a homeowner fired shots during a burglary late Tuesday night. The ...

Couple holds home invasion suspect at gunpoint

TN | WBIR  

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Couple holds home invasion suspect at gunpoint

A husband and wife in Harriman are being credited with catching a home invasion suspect and holding him ...

Good Samaritan stops robbery at Cumberland Park mall

TX | East Texas Matters  

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Good Samaritan stops robbery at Cumberland Park mall

One man was arrested after attempting to rob a couple, before being stopped by two good Samaritans in ...

Real-World Gunfight Proves Fast Is Fine, But Accuracy Is Final

MO | Bearing Arms  

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Real-World Gunfight Proves Fast Is Fine, But Accuracy Is Final

A man in his thirties was ambushed in his vehicle last week by a man who not only got ...

Cottonwood Heights Police arrest burglary suspect with help from armed citizen

UT | Fox 13  

Monday, March 13, 2017

Cottonwood Heights Police arrest burglary suspect with help from armed citizen

A man helped police stop some thieves who they say are responsible for dozens of vehicle burglaries. The ...

The Letter of the Law:  Parking Lot Storage Statutes

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Gun Laws  

Friday, March 10, 2017

The Letter of the Law: Parking Lot Storage Statutes

You can take your kids to work. You can take your pets to work. But you can’t always ...

Decades after Firearm Confiscation, Australia Announces New Amnesty Program

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Gun Laws  

Friday, March 10, 2017

Decades after Firearm Confiscation, Australia Announces New Amnesty Program

In a tacit admission that criminals and scofflaws have had little trouble circumventing Australia’s National Firearms Agreement (NFA) ...

Attend Firearms Law Seminar in Atlanta

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Gun Laws  

Second Amendment  

Friday, March 10, 2017

Attend Firearms Law Seminar in Atlanta

The Annual National Firearms Law Seminar will be held on Friday, April 28, 2017 as part of the ...

Homeowner justified in shooting

LA | WAFB  

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Homeowner justified in shooting

A homeowner reportedly shot and killed a suspected burglar at a home located near Highland Road. The district ...

Burglar flees from home after homeowner pulls gun

CA | Fresno Bee  

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Burglar flees from home after homeowner pulls gun

A burglar who warned homeowners in central Fresno that he was armed ran from the house after a ...

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.