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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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Sunday, November 1, 1964

Tribune, Chicago, IL

When farmer George Greenwell of Alto Pass, Ill., saw an unidentified trespasser walking across his cornfield, he got ...

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Thursday, October 1, 1964

Arkansas Gazette, Little Rock, AR

Alone in his Little Rock, Ark., beverage store, Floyd Strickland was approached by two thugs, one of whom ...

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Thursday, October 1, 1964

Mercury, San Jose, CA

Gunsmith Joe Doutre was working at a bench in his San Jose, Calif., shop when a man walked ...

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Thursday, October 1, 1964

Star, Minneapolis, MN

Clerk Gerald Pampuch was waiting on a customer in Kenneth D. Dugdale's Minneapolis, Minn., grocery store when a ...

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Thursday, October 1, 1964

Sentinel, Brevard, FL

Clyde W. Goodner, returning with his wife to their Merit Island, Fla., home in the early evening hours, ...

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Tuesday, September 1, 1964

Democrat & Chronicle, Rochester, NY

Two armed thugs walked into Charles DiMaggio's New York delicatessen and demanded money. As one bandit emptied the ...

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Tuesday, September 1, 1964

Post, Washington, DC

Accosted by an armed thug in his Washington, D.C., grocery store, Allen M. Firtag grabbed a cal. .25 ...

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Tuesday, September 1, 1964

News, Fort Lauderdale, FL

When Florida State Sen. Hayward Davis walked into his Lake Placid home and saw his wife and two ...

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Saturday, August 1, 1964

Examiner, Independence, KS

In Independence, Kans., Harley R. Pierce was in the rear of his store when he heard a man ...

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Saturday, August 1, 1964

Sun Times, Chicago, IL

Hearing noises after she had retired, Mrs. Joan Thompson, a Chicago, Ill., expectant mother, called police on a ...

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.