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Right to Carry Laws

  • 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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The Daily Signal  

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Guns Saved These Americans From Assault and Robbery in July

In the wake of tragic mass shootings, such as those occurring in recent days in El Paso, Texas, ...

WIS NEWS 10 South Carolina  

Friday, August 9, 2019

Police: Man who shot intruder at Camden home should be protected by Stand Your Ground law

Police believe an early morning shooting in Camden during a home invasion was justified. The shooting happened in ...

The Daily Signal  

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Gun Rights Made All the Difference for These Intended Victims

Contrary to the rhetoric of many gun control advocates, the Second Amendment’s protection of the individual right to ...

News4Jax  

Thursday, June 13, 2019

‘Intruder' Killed in Home Invasion had Court Order Against Him

A woman shot and killed a man who broke into her Ortega Farms home on the Westside, the ...

NBC12 Richmond  

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Adult, Juvenile Charged in Shootout at Virginia Gas Pump

Virginia police are accusing a man of attempting an armed robbery at a convenience store gas pump, a ...

Personal Defense World  

Friday, June 7, 2019

Armed California Mother Defeats Hammer-Wielding Intruder/Stalker

Beyond the rights guaranteed by the Second Amendment, there are lots of reasons to own a gun. These ...

Fox 17 Nashville  

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Woman shoots male intruder as he enters her home

The family has told Eyewitness News that the intruder, Andrew Oldham, knew the woman and had been stalking ...

WFLA  

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Florida mother holds intruder at gunpoint waiting for deputies to arrive on scene

A Tampa Bay mother said she experienced 26 minutes of terror.  During half of that nightmare, Lauren Richards ...

Local 10  

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Man who stole car with 6-year-old boy inside shot by boy's father, deputies say

A man accused of stealing a car with a 6-year-old boy inside in West Palm Beach and crashing ...

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.