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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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Dallas Homeowner Shoots 2 Juveniles During Robbery

TX | CBS Local  

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Dallas Homeowner Shoots 2 Juveniles During Robbery

Two juveniles are recovering from gunshot wounds after Dallas police say they tried to rob a homeowner.

Gun-toting customers stop attack at SC car dealership

SC | WYFF  

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Gun-toting customers stop attack at SC car dealership

A pair of legally armed customers at a car dealership stopped an attack in which a man threatened ...

Clerk Pulls Shotgun On Man Trying To Rob Store

NC | WFMY News  

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Clerk Pulls Shotgun On Man Trying To Rob Store

Winston-Salem Police are looking for whoever tried to rob a Winston-Salem store and had the tables turned on ...

Resident shoots at person breaking into vehicle

IN | Daily Journal  

Friday, January 12, 2018

Resident shoots at person breaking into vehicle

A Greenwood resident confronted a would-be thief breaking into his vehicle and fired a shot at the person, ...

Woman being hailed as hero for stepping in during shooting at Norman business

OK | KOCO  

Friday, January 12, 2018

Woman being hailed as hero for stepping in during shooting at Norman business

Colette Wind has been employed at Bergey Windpower in Norman for roughly six years. She's now being hailed a ...

Armed Suspect Takes Hostage, Shot by Pizza Store Manager

TX | News Channel 10  

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Armed Suspect Takes Hostage, Shot by Pizza Store Manager

A restaurant employee said a man entered the establishment with a gun. That’s when things turned violent. One ...

Man shot while trying to rob 58-year-old in Austin

IL | Chicago Sun Times  

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Man shot while trying to rob 58-year-old in Austin

A 23-year-old man was shot Monday evening by a 58-year-old man he was trying to rob in the ...

Lawrenceville homeowner shoots intruders

GA | Gwinnett Daily Post  

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Lawrenceville homeowner shoots intruders

Gwinnett police are investigating after a homeowner shot an intruder inside his home early Monday morning in Lawrenceville.

The would-be thief showed a gun; the owner fired back

MA | Lowell Sun  

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

The would-be thief showed a gun; the owner fired back

As the co-owner of Valentina's Portuguese Market walked into the frozen-goods section to grab a drink Wednesday night, ...

Attempted robber shot  in South Loop

IL | Chicago Sun Times  

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Attempted robber shot in South Loop

After the suspect stole his property, the victim — who has a permit to carry a concealed gun ...

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.