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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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Richmond man shoots neighbor who tried to invade home

ME | Bangor Daily News  

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Richmond man shoots neighbor who tried to invade home

In what police describe as an “extremely random” attack, a 42-year-old Richmond man was shot in the chest ...

1 detained after Sherwood Forest shooting

TN | WMC Action News  

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

1 detained after Sherwood Forest shooting

One person was detained after a shooting early Tuesday morning. Memphis Police Department later identified the man as ...

Clerk fatally shoots man suspected of attempted robbery of Arlington convenience store

TX | Dallas News  

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Clerk fatally shoots man suspected of attempted robbery of Arlington convenience store

A suspected robber was fatally shot Monday night by a clerk at an Arlington convenience store, police said. ...

Subway employee shoots attempted robber

GA | AJC.com  

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Subway employee shoots attempted robber

A Subway store employee shot a man who police say tried to rob the Cobb County restaurant Monday ...

Intruder shot in leg after breaking into home

LA | The Advocate  

Monday, March 6, 2017

Intruder shot in leg after breaking into home

A New Orleans man who forced his way into an Amite residence late Wednesday was shot in the ...

Homeowner shoots suspect during break-in

WA | King 5  

Monday, March 6, 2017

Homeowner shoots suspect during break-in

A 28-year-old man from Poulsbo is in critical condition after being shot by a homeowner while breaking into ...

Del City Homeowner Shoots Intruder, No Arrests Made

OK | News 9  

Monday, March 6, 2017

Del City Homeowner Shoots Intruder, No Arrests Made

A homeowner told police he shot a man who aggressively came through his front door in Del City ...

Alleged burglars break into Glendale home, attack man with hammer

AZ | ABC 15  

Friday, March 3, 2017

Alleged burglars break into Glendale home, attack man with hammer

Police say a Glendale man who was beaten with a hammer scared off his alleged attackers by threatening ...

Retired Berkeley County deputy shoots, wounds 16-year-old burglar

CA | WCSC Action News  

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Retired Berkeley County deputy shoots, wounds 16-year-old burglar

A retired Berkeley County deputy shot and wounded a burglar at his home Wednesday morning, according to the ...

Man with gasoline threatens to burn family’s home until resident fires his gun

CA | Fresno Bee  

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Man with gasoline threatens to burn family’s home until resident fires his gun

A homeowner in southwest Fresno fired two warning shots from a handgun early Wednesday after he was confronted ...

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.