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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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Store clerk fires shot at would-be robber on Near West Side

IL | Chicago Sun Times  

Monday, October 30, 2017

Store clerk fires shot at would-be robber on Near West Side

A store clerk fired a shot at a suspect during an attempted robbery Friday morning on the Near ...

Pistol Packing Woman Foils Keithville Burglary

LA | 410 Keel  

Monday, October 30, 2017

Pistol Packing Woman Foils Keithville Burglary

Four men who were planning to break into a home in Keithville are caught when the female resident ...

Good Samaritan helps family, stops carjacking suspect

TX | Fox 4 News  

Friday, October 27, 2017

Good Samaritan helps family, stops carjacking suspect

A Good Samaritan who witnessed a carjacking in Fort Worth took matters into his own hands by shooting ...

Panorama City resident opens fire on intruders during violent home invasion

CA | ABC  

Friday, October 27, 2017

Panorama City resident opens fire on intruders during violent home invasion

A homeowner opened fire on armed intruders during a home invasion early Thursday morning in Panorama City. As ...

Trail of blood led police to burglary suspect shot by woman

SC | WYFF  

Friday, October 27, 2017

Trail of blood led police to burglary suspect shot by woman

A trail of blood led police officers behind a Spartanburg home, where they found a burglary suspect with ...

Good guy with a gun stops kidnapping

NV | Las Vegas Review Journal  

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Good guy with a gun stops kidnapping

It was habit, not heroism, that caused Justin Pearson to grab his gun. But seconds later, that weapon ...

Man shoots grizzly in self-defense near West Yellowstone

MT | Bozeman Daily  

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Man shoots grizzly in self-defense near West Yellowstone

A man shot a grizzly bear on his front porch near West Yellowstone last weekend after it broke ...

Homeowner finds escaped suspect hiding in trash, holds at gunpoint until police arrive

AR | KAIT 8  

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Homeowner finds escaped suspect hiding in trash, holds at gunpoint until police arrive

According to Jonesboro E911, an escaped suspect is now in police custody. According to Jonesboro Police, Johnathan Ware, ...

Intruder shot twice while breaking into Iowa apartment

IA | Globe Gazette  

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Intruder shot twice while breaking into Iowa apartment

A man allegedly breaking into a Sac City apartment was shot twice by a resident inside 

Man Shoots 416-Pound Wild Boar That Terrorized His Property

TX | The Epoch Times  

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Man Shoots 416-Pound Wild Boar That Terrorized His Property

A Texas man shot a 416-pound boar that he found ripping up his backyard and terrorizing the makeshift ...

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.