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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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NRA Scores Important Victory for American Hunters and Sport Shooters

Gun Laws  

Hunting  

Friday, April 24, 2015

NRA Scores Important Victory for American Hunters and Sport Shooters

This week, the NRA claimed victory for beating back an Obama administration policy that would have essentially stopped ...

Rule Change May Devastate International Travel for Hunters and Shooters

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Gun Laws  

Hunting  

Friday, March 20, 2015

Rule Change May Devastate International Travel for Hunters and Shooters

The Obama administration’s relentless assault on the Second Amendment continues as the State Department implements a new rule ...

NRA Chief Lobbyist Chris Cox:  Ammo ban is about gun control, not gun safety

Washington Times  

Friday, March 6, 2015

NRA Chief Lobbyist Chris Cox: Ammo ban is about gun control, not gun safety

Here we go again. President Obama failed to enact his anti-gun agenda legislatively because it is at odds ...

Roll Call  

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Lawmakers Decry ATF’s Proposed AR-15 Bullet Restrictions

An Obama administration proposal to prohibit certain bullets has been raising the ire of lawmakers on Capitol Hill ...

Bipartisan Majority of the U.S. House Opposes Obama Administration’s Ammo Ban

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Gun Laws  

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Bipartisan Majority of the U.S. House Opposes Obama Administration’s Ammo Ban

Fairfax, Va. – In an overwhelming show of bipartisan opposition, 238 Members of the U.S. House of Representatives ...

U.S. House Majority Leader  

Monday, March 2, 2015

U.S. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy and Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee Bob Goodlatte Statement on ATF Proposal to Limit Second Amendment Rights

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) and Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee Bob Goodlatte (VA-06) released the ...

Obama's Power Grab to Ban Ammo in Full Swing. Only YOU Can Stop Him!

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News  

Friday, February 27, 2015

Obama's Power Grab to Ban Ammo in Full Swing. Only YOU Can Stop Him!

In a familiarly troubling pattern, the Obama administration's wanton crusade against the Second Amendment marches on.  You must ...

Stop ATF's Ammo Ban: Urge Your U.S. Representative to Sign Congressional Letter to ATF on Proposed Ammo Ban

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Gun Laws  

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Stop ATF's Ammo Ban: Urge Your U.S. Representative to Sign Congressional Letter to ATF on Proposed Ammo Ban

As NRA has been reporting since the night the news broke, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and ...

Your Action Urgently Needed to Prevent BATFE from Banning Common Rifle Ammunition!

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Gun Laws  

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Your Action Urgently Needed to Prevent BATFE from Banning Common Rifle Ammunition!

Oppose BATFE's Expansion of the Federal "Armor Piercing" Ammo Ban and Tell Congress to Act! President Obama insisted ...

BATFE To Ban Common AR-15 Ammo

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News  

Friday, February 13, 2015

BATFE To Ban Common AR-15 Ammo

In a move clearly intended by the Obama Administration to suppress the acquisition, ownership and use of AR-15s ...

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.