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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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Saturday, February 1, 1964

The Daily Oklahoman, Oklahoma City, OK

Oklahoma City, Okla., drug clerk Richard Pendergraft was approached in his drug store by a mask-wearing bandit who ...

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Saturday, February 1, 1964

Globe, Boston, MA

As Fred Boulter approached a Malden, Mass., A&P store, he noticed a police cruiser pulled up and two ...

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Saturday, February 1, 1964

Times, Los Angeles, CA

Los Angeles, Calif., market owner Joseph L. Harada was in the rear of his store when he heard ...

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Wednesday, January 1, 1964

Star, Muncie, IN

Roy Marvin, Jr., became suspicious when two men parked their motorcycle in front of his Muncie, Ind., residence ...

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Wednesday, January 1, 1964

American, Chicago, IL

Gary, Ind., service-station attendant Claude Thomas and his wife were alone in the station in the early morning ...

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Wednesday, January 1, 1964

Daily News, Fairbanks, AK

Glen Martin awoke in his Fairbanks, Alaska, home at 5:15 A.M. to find a man in his bedroom ...

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Wednesday, January 1, 1964

Herald Stateman, Yonkers, NY

In Yonkers, N.Y., Leopold R. Hass saw a man shatter the front door glass of a service station ...

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Wednesday, January 1, 1964

News, Twentynine Palms, CA

In Twentynine Palms, Calif., Dr. William Ince was awakened by his wife to find a prowler in the ...

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Sunday, December 1, 1963

Post Dispatch, St. Louis, MO

William McKinney looked over his St. Louis, Mo., backyard fence and saw a youth lying in the bushes ...

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Sunday, December 1, 1963

The Chronicle, Houston, TX

Richard E. Harper, armed with a shotgun, stationed himself in his father's Houston, Tex., cafe which had been ...

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.