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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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Homeowner fearing for his life shoots intruder

FL | News 4  

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Homeowner fearing for his life shoots intruder

A homeowner shot and injured an intruder late Tuesday afternoon in the city's Woodstock area, the Jacksonville Sheriff's ...

Suspect shot by homeowner after breaking in using pick-axe

AL | Fox 10  

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Suspect shot by homeowner after breaking in using pick-axe

A 21-year-old man is dead and police are searching for a second suspect after what police say was ...

Armed store clerk thwarted robbery

WA | Yakima Herald  

Monday, February 27, 2017

Armed store clerk thwarted robbery

When two armed, masked men came into his store demanding money, Hani “Sonny” Salha not only refused to ...

Lancaster doughnut shop employee shoots intruder

CA | LA Daily News  

Monday, February 27, 2017

Lancaster doughnut shop employee shoots intruder

One of two men who broke into a Lancaster doughnut shop today was shot to death by an ...

Security guard wrestles, shoots robbery suspect

TX | WFAA  

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Security guard wrestles, shoots robbery suspect

A suspect picked the wrong gas station after he was shot by a security guard during an attempted ...

Boise woman scares off attempted carjacker with pistol: 'It was shock and fear'

ID | KBOI 2  

Friday, February 24, 2017

Boise woman scares off attempted carjacker with pistol: 'It was shock and fear'

A woman saved herself from a dangerous situation with her pistol kept in her car Monday. "I couldn't ...

Homeowner shoots alleged intruder

LA | KPLC TV  

Friday, February 24, 2017

Homeowner shoots alleged intruder

A man is in the hospital after he was shot by a homeowner as he allegedly was attempting ...

North Charlotte armed robbery victim says he shot gunman

NC | WSOCTV  

Thursday, February 23, 2017

North Charlotte armed robbery victim says he shot gunman

A man told police he shot a suspect who tried to rob him in North Charlotte. Police were called to the ...

Homeowner's son shoots intruders in Orange County home invasion

FL | WFTV  

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Homeowner's son shoots intruders in Orange County home invasion

When two home invaders put a gun to a woman’s head, her son fought back, deputies said. One ...

Woman shoots man fighting with Indiana officer

IN| Guns.com  

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Woman shoots man fighting with Indiana officer

A woman in Southeastern Indiana shot and killed a man who was fighting with a conservation officer Monday ...

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.