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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, April 1, 1961

Post, Denver, CO

Two bandits menaced 25 patrons in a Denver bar when the tavern owner, James V. LaBriola, burst from ...

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Saturday, April 1, 1961

Sun, Baltimore, MD

Three stocking-masked bandits herded Baltimore pharmacist Joseph Freiman to his narcotics supply, divided the drugs, and turned to ...

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Saturday, April 1, 1961

Commercial Appeal, Memphis, TN

After four burglaries in as many weeks, John T. Craig set a burglar alarm in his Munford, Tenn., ...

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Saturday, April 1, 1961

Globe-Democrat, St. Louis, MO

St. Louis sundry store owner Charles Brown was bound by three armed bandits and thrown into a rear ...

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Saturday, April 1, 1961

Daily News, Chicago, IL

Jerry Jackson, a 62-year-old Chicago bartender, exchanged shots with three gunmen who tried to hold up the saloon. ...

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Wednesday, March 1, 1961

Observer, Charlotte, NC

Pete Smith, wearied by a series of burglaries that were "picking him clean," began sleeping in his Rockingham, ...

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Wednesday, March 1, 1961

Bulletin, Philadelphia, PA

After beating and kicking 61-year-old Benjamin Bailer in his Philadelphia tavern, three bandits cleaned out the register and ...

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Wednesday, March 1, 1961

Daily Star, Toronto, Canada

After a rash of drug store holdups by armed thugs who pistol-whipped several of their victims, Montreal pharmacist ...

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Wednesday, March 1, 1961

Associated Press, IN

After fourteen burglaries in twelve years, Fred Williamson set a burglar alarm in his Indianapolis restaurant and rigged ...

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Wednesday, March 1, 1961

Leader, Lexington, KY

In Arjay, Ky., general store owner Curt Mills was shot in the shoulder by one of two masked ...

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.