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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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Liquor store employee shoots robbery suspect

TN | Commercial Appeal  

Monday, May 8, 2017

Liquor store employee shoots robbery suspect

A man who attempted to rob a liquor store in the 6100 block of Macon Road is dead after ...

Victim fights off armed burglars, Glendale neighborhood shut down for hours

AZ | Fox 10  

Monday, May 8, 2017

Victim fights off armed burglars, Glendale neighborhood shut down for hours

A Glendale neighborhood was locked down for hours as Glendale police tried to hunt down armed burglars. And ...

Alleged burglar shot by resident in Boone home invasion

NC | WFTV  

Friday, May 5, 2017

Alleged burglar shot by resident in Boone home invasion

A man has a non-life threatening gunshot wound when he allegedly broke into a apartment in Boone Wednesday night.  ...

Resident shoots armed intruder in Orlando

FL |WFTV  

Friday, May 5, 2017

Resident shoots armed intruder in Orlando

A resident shot an armed intruder early Thursday at an apartment complex, the Orlando Police Department said. A ...

Man shoots at intruders who forced kids on the floor at gunpoint

TX | ABC 7  

Friday, May 5, 2017

Man shoots at intruders who forced kids on the floor at gunpoint

A homeowner fought back in a violent confrontation with three men attempting to pull off a home invasion. ...

Man Attempts to Rob Clarksburg Hotel, Clerk Pulls Gun on Him

WV | WV Always  

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Man Attempts to Rob Clarksburg Hotel, Clerk Pulls Gun on Him

A Weston man was arrested Wednesday after police said he attempted to rob a hotel in Clarksburg.  Austin ...

Woman shoots intruder who followed her home, forced his way in

FL | Jacksonville.com  

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Woman shoots intruder who followed her home, forced his way in

A woman thwarted an apparent home-invasion robbery Wednesday morning by shooting her would-be assailant in the 1600 block ...

Homeowner holds suspects at bay until police arrives

CA | WIBW  

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Homeowner holds suspects at bay until police arrives

A Chino Hills, California, homeowner snapped a telling photo of himself pointing the business end of a gun at three ...

Two shot in Arlington restaurant

TX | WFFA  

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Two shot in Arlington restaurant

Police flooded the Zona Caliente Sports Bar at about 6:15 after receiving calls of an active shooter. Lt. ...

Resident shoots man trying to break into Far East Dallas apartment

TX | Dallas News  

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Resident shoots man trying to break into Far East Dallas apartment

A man shot an intruder who tried breaking into his Far East Dallas apartment early Monday, police say. ...

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.