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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, November 1, 1969

Chronicle, Houston, TX

A. Viereck, 54, a Houston, Tex., store manager, tried to foil a holdup man by spraying a chemical ...

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Saturday, November 1, 1969

Enquirer, Cincinnati, OH

Attacked by a knife-brandishing thug who demanded money, John Leeds, night manager of a Hamilton, Ohio, motel, refused ...

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Wednesday, October 1, 1969

Sun, Baltimore, MD

An 18-year-old gunman held up a Baltimore, Md., grocery store and shot the operator, Mrs. Hilda Katz, in ...

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Wednesday, October 1, 1969

Press Telegram, Long Beach, CA

A man entered a Long Beach, Calif., liquor store and asked for a bottle of Scotch, then drew ...

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Wednesday, October 1, 1969

Daily News, Dayton, OH

As Dayton, Ohio, druggist William Gaston was locking his store, a man stepped from a nearby phone booth ...

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Wednesday, October 1, 1969

Press Scimitar, Memphis, TN

Finding that someone had been tampering with the lock on his sundry store, Floyd Sparks, 70, of Memphis, ...

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Wednesday, October 1, 1969

Daily News, Inglewood, CA

When his wife screamed that someone was trying to break into a bathroom window, Ralph Williams of Wilmington, ...

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Wednesday, October 1, 1969

Evening Bulletin, Philadelphia, PA

When two armed men entered Joseph Manley's bar in Chester, Pa., and pointed pistols at him, Manley reached ...

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Wednesday, October 1, 1969

Sun, Las Vegas, NV

Two men entered a Las Vegas, Nev., grocery store and ordered Frank Nyers, the night clerk, to empty ...

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Wednesday, October 1, 1969

News-Leader, Richmond, VA

When her apartment was broken into for the third time in three weeks, a 21-year-old Richmond, Va., nurse ...

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.