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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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Armed Suspect Takes Hostage, Shot by Pizza Store Manager

TX | News Channel 10  

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Armed Suspect Takes Hostage, Shot by Pizza Store Manager

A restaurant employee said a man entered the establishment with a gun. That’s when things turned violent. One ...

Man shot while trying to rob 58-year-old in Austin

IL | Chicago Sun Times  

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Man shot while trying to rob 58-year-old in Austin

A 23-year-old man was shot Monday evening by a 58-year-old man he was trying to rob in the ...

Lawrenceville homeowner shoots intruders

GA | Gwinnett Daily Post  

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Lawrenceville homeowner shoots intruders

Gwinnett police are investigating after a homeowner shot an intruder inside his home early Monday morning in Lawrenceville.

The would-be thief showed a gun; the owner fired back

MA | Lowell Sun  

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

The would-be thief showed a gun; the owner fired back

As the co-owner of Valentina's Portuguese Market walked into the frozen-goods section to grab a drink Wednesday night, ...

Attempted robber shot  in South Loop

IL | Chicago Sun Times  

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Attempted robber shot in South Loop

After the suspect stole his property, the victim — who has a permit to carry a concealed gun ...

Grandma stops home invasion in Putnam County

W VA | WSAZ  

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Grandma stops home invasion in Putnam County

Yvonda "Bonnie" Gatens woke up to the sound of a man trying to pry open her bedroom window ...

Would-be robber shot by store owner at Akron pharmacy

OH | News 5 Cleveland  

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Would-be robber shot by store owner at Akron pharmacy

Police are investigating after a would-be robber was shot by the owner of the store he tried to ...

Woman shoots burglar in her bedroom Saturday morning

LA | WWLTV  

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Woman shoots burglar in her bedroom Saturday morning

Police say a 76-year-old woman shot and wounded a suspected burglar she found in her bedroom early Saturday ...

Woman shot boyfriend during attack at hotel

OH | WHIG  

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Woman shot boyfriend during attack at hotel

Police say a woman whose live-in boyfriend struck her in the head with a gun at an Ohio ...

Brooklyn woman shoots ex in neck after he kicked her door in

NY | NY Daily News  

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Brooklyn woman shoots ex in neck after he kicked her door in

A Brooklyn woman shot her ex-boyfriend in the neck Saturday when he tried to kick his way into ...

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.