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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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Friday, June 1, 1962

Sunday World, Tulsa, OK

With one hand thrust forward in his pocket and a handkerchief over his face, a man walked into ...

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Friday, June 1, 1962

Chronicle, San Francisco, CA

Intending to loot a safe in the basement of an exhibition hall in San Francisco, an armed burglar ...

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Friday, June 1, 1962

Morning News, Wilmington, DE

Two men, accused of being members of a nationwide gang which has been looting public telephone coin boxes, ...

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Friday, June 1, 1962

Tribune, Chicago, IL

Douglas Zeman, a college sophomore, was in his family's living quarters to the rear of their grocery store ...

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Friday, June 1, 1962

Journal, Milwaukee, WI

Investigating noises in the basement of his home in Milwaukee, Wis., Robert G. Schumaker encountered a prowler with ...

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Tuesday, May 1, 1962

Tribune, Oakland, CA

Three men entered an Oakland, Calif., liquor store and demanded money. When one leveled a gun at him, ...

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Tuesday, May 1, 1962

Times, Roanoke, VA

Hospitalized and in serious condition with 2 gunshot wounds was a man who attempted to rob a grocery ...

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Tuesday, May 1, 1962

Sunday Tribune, Chicago, IL

A gunman died in a Chicago hospital after being shot 3 times by his intended victim, tavern owner ...

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Tuesday, May 1, 1962

Times, Seattle, WA

A youthful gunman forced Stan Baker, proprietor of Stan's Gun Shop, Seattle, Wash., to turn over $21, some ...

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Tuesday, May 1, 1962

Journal, Milwaukee, WI

Refusing to be intimidated by 2 bandits, one of them armed, who demanded money in his Milwaukee tavern, ...

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.