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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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Wednesday, August 1, 1962

Oregonian, Portland, OR

After being knocked down and robbed by two men, Mrs. Frances Busenbark, proprietor of the A&A Grocery in ...

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Wednesday, August 1, 1962

Examiner, Los Angeles, CA

A burglar alarm wired to the cash register in the Watch Hospital, a store in Inglewood, Calif., awakened ...

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Wednesday, August 1, 1962

Eagle, Wichita, KS

David C. Warden, operator of a nightclub in Wichita, Kans., had moved into the club because of a ...

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Wednesday, August 1, 1962

Times-Picayune, New Orleans, LA

After leaving a nightclub in New Orleans, Roger Perino and a friend were getting into Perino's car when ...

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Wednesday, August 1, 1962

American, Odessa, TX

Two burglars used a key to enter a cafe in Midland, Tex., but once inside they aroused the ...

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Wednesday, August 1, 1962

Times, El Paso, TX

Herman Casavantes, manager of an apartment house in El Paso, Tex., awoke one night to find that a ...

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Wednesday, August 1, 1962

Daily News, Chicago, IL

One man was in police custody with bullet wounds in the right arm and another was in critical ...

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Wednesday, August 1, 1962

Tribune, Terre Haute, IN

A single blast from a shotgun fired by Richard Beedle halted an attempted robbery at a gas station ...

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Sunday, July 1, 1962

Evening News, Newark, NJ

A man acting as advance guard for a team of burglars had broken into a radio and televison ...

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Sunday, July 1, 1962

Dispatch, St. Paul, MN

After being aroused by a homemade burglar alarm in his grocery store next door, Clifford Carlson of Minneapolis, ...

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.