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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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Saturday, December 1, 1962

Union Star, Schenectady, NY

Following a number of burglaries and car thefts from his Schenectady, N.Y., service station, Joseph Albanese began spending ...

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Saturday, December 1, 1962

The Plain Dealer, Cleveland, OH

Two men entered the Cleveland, Ohio, dry cleaning shop where John Bercseny is a clerk, one with a ...

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Saturday, December 1, 1962

Evening News, Newark, NJ

Asleep in the rear of his Newark, N.J., luncheonette, Jacob Fenney was awakened by the sounds made forcing ...

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Saturday, December 1, 1962

Tribune, Oakland, CA

Plagued with burglaries of his Oakland, Calif., market, one-armed Will Joseph had been sleeping in a loft at ...

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Saturday, December 1, 1962

Press, Mobile, AL

When Daniel W. Howell spotted 3 men in the act of breaking into a grocery store in Mobile, ...

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Saturday, December 1, 1962

Citizen Patriot, Jackson, MI

When Warren P. Blanchard of Jackson, Mich., noticed a strange pickup truck in his drive late one night, ...

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Saturday, December 1, 1962

News, Free Press, Detroit, MI

After his home in Royal Oak, Mich., had been invaded by 3 men posing as police officers, J.J. ...

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Saturday, December 1, 1962

The Register, Mobile, AL

Two men with stockings over their faces and one carrying a sawed-off shotgun entered a Prichard, Ala., tavern, ...

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Saturday, December 1, 1962

Times, El Paso, TX

Mrs. W.K. Goodwin was watching television in her El Paso, Tex., home, when a man tore the screen ...

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Saturday, December 1, 1962

UPI, MT

Noticing the operator of a grocery store adjacent to his Helena, Mont., cycle shop struggling with 2 armed ...

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.