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Right to Carry Laws

  • 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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Wednesday, September 1, 1965

Daily News, Philadelphia, PA

In Philadelphia, Pa., August Ausmanis was approached in his grocery store by a man who asked for some ...

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Wednesday, September 1, 1965

Herald Examiner, Los Angeles, CA

As Culver City, Calif., package goods store owner Curt Hager entered his shop by a rear door, he ...

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Wednesday, September 1, 1965

Times-Picayune, New Orleans, LA

Charles Bonura was informed by his wife that an unidentified man had entered the Kenner, La., home of ...

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Sunday, August 1, 1965

The News, Detroit, MI

Aroused from the back of his Detroit, Mich., area store by early morning noises, Novatus Johnson got his ...

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Sunday, August 1, 1965

Sunday News, New York, NY

William Brown was approached in his Newark, N.J., shop by a man and woman. The man, with his ...

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Sunday, August 1, 1965

The Gazette, Phoenix, AZ

Two men entered the Phoenix, Ariz., store of Lynn D. Loui and purchased some groceries. As Loui made ...

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Sunday, August 1, 1965

Daily News, Dayton, OH

Mrs. Dee Brookshire entered her Dayton, Ohio confectionary store at 1:30 A.M. to check equipment in the basement. ...

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Sunday, August 1, 1965

The Arizona Republic, Phoenix, AZ

When Mr. and Mrs. Robert Zamie were confronted by a pistol-wielding bandit demanding money from their Phoenix, Ariz., ...

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Thursday, July 1, 1965

The Tennessean, Nashville, TN

Two men, acting strangely, entered the North Nashville, Tenn., grocery store of Wayne C. Garner and ordered cigarettes. ...

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Thursday, July 1, 1965

Sun Times, Chicago, IL

Three bandits entered the Chicago, Ill., grocery store of Mrs. Alberta Lathon and demanded money. When she produced ...

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.