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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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Monday, April 1, 1963

Daily Tribune, Chicago, IL

Peter Davitto, Chicago, Ill., food shop manager, who had previously been robbed of $425, became suspicious of a ...

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Friday, March 1, 1963

Press Telegram, Long Beach, CA

In a Harbor City, Calif., liquor store, a man waited quietly for owner Robert Drake to finish talking ...

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Friday, March 1, 1963

Post Dispatch, St. Louis, MO

Clarence D. Henry was more than a match for a man who entered his St. Louis, Mo., candy ...

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Friday, March 1, 1963

Chronicle, Houston, TX

Forced to lie on the floor while a gun-toting bandit rifled his cash drawer and fled, a Houston, ...

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Friday, March 1, 1963

Eagle, Brooklyn, NY

When a newly installed burglar alarm went off in David Thune's Brooklyn, N.Y., apartment, he grabbed a .32 ...

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Friday, March 1, 1963

Near North News, IL

A 72-year-old Chicago, Ill., grocer, James V. Smith, was knocked to the floor by a thug who demanded ...

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Friday, March 1, 1963

Post, Denver, CO

John Jonaikis, in an attempt to end a series of burglaries which had netted robbers more than $1000 ...

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Friday, March 1, 1963

Daily News, Chicago, IL

Rev. Father O'Donnell, rector of St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church, in Chicago, Ill., was awakened by the screams ...

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Friday, March 1, 1963

Tribune, Chicago, IL

Jack Earle, 72, a Chicago, Ill., service station attendant, became suspicious when a man entered the station and ...

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Friday, March 1, 1963

Post, Houston, TX

Aroused at 2 A.M. by noises coming from the back bedroom of his Houston, Tex., home, Willie I. ...

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.