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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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2 men killed in botched Brentwood home invasion

CA | SF Gate  

Friday, June 23, 2017

2 men killed in botched Brentwood home invasion

Police responded to the 200 block of Birch Street in Brentwood about 11:15 p.m. Wednesday after a shooting ...

Female robbery suspect shot by armed Quiznos employee during ‘take-over style’ robbery

UT | Salt Lake Tribune  

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Female robbery suspect shot by armed Quiznos employee during ‘take-over style’ robbery

During what Salt Lake City police are calling rare "take-over style" robbery at a Quiznos restaurant Tuesday night, ...

Elderly homeowner shoots 21-year-old intruder at Red Bird home

TX | Dallas News  

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Elderly homeowner shoots 21-year-old intruder at Red Bird home

An 83-year-old  homeowner shot an intruder in the leg in his Red Bird home early Sunday, police say. ...

Burglary suspect arrested after being shot at by homeowner

TN | Local 8 Now  

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Burglary suspect arrested after being shot at by homeowner

A burglary suspect was arrested Tuesday after being shot at by a homeowner and a pursuit through Knox ...

She didn’t start the fight, but she sure did finish it

SC | Beaufort News  

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

She didn’t start the fight, but she sure did finish it

When two adult brothers started fighting at a St. Helena Island home Friday afternoon, one of their wives ...

Headline omits one crucial detail in ‘Homeowner restrains intruder with duct tape’ story

NM | KMOV  

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Headline omits one crucial detail in ‘Homeowner restrains intruder with duct tape’ story

A New Mexico homeowner caught a burglar breaking into his home and, with the help of a neighbor, ...

Man shot after alleged assault of ex-girlfriend on the Northeast Side

TX | My San Antonio  

Monday, June 19, 2017

Man shot after alleged assault of ex-girlfriend on the Northeast Side

A possible domestic dispute ended in a shooting that sent one man to the hospital Saturday morning on ...

Security guards shoot suspect in Anchorage hardware store robbery

AK | ADN.com  

Monday, June 19, 2017

Security guards shoot suspect in Anchorage hardware store robbery

A man suspected of firing several bullets into a cash register while robbing a hardware store on Muldoon Road ...

Intruder Shot in the Leg After Breaking into Home

TX | NBC  

Monday, June 19, 2017

Intruder Shot in the Leg After Breaking into Home

A suspected burglar is behind bars after police say he was shot by a man in the home ...

Escaped Georgia inmates captured in Tennessee after chase

TN | CNN  

Friday, June 16, 2017

Escaped Georgia inmates captured in Tennessee after chase

A pair of inmates from Georgia suspected of killing two corrections officers during their escape from a prisoner ...

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.