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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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Friday, September 1, 1961

Daily News, Chicago, IL

Mrs. Winnifred Carter, who learned to shoot on her father's Georgia farm and who still practices occasionally on ...

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Friday, September 1, 1961

Associated Press, MO

Two hoodlums rushed into Floyd E. Mock's hardware store in Kansas City, Mo., struck a customer with a ...

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Tuesday, August 1, 1961

Oklahoman, Oklahoma City, & Okmulgee Times, Okmulgee, OK

Oklahomans recently figured in the armed citizens' fight against criminals. Walter Becker of Longdale awoke to hear a ...

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Tuesday, August 1, 1961

Daily Journal, Elizabeth, NJ

In Maplewood, N.J., gas station operator John Gardner, Sr., was knifed on the arm by one of two ...

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Tuesday, August 1, 1961

Times Herald, Dallas, TX

A hand reached out and cut a piece from the screen door, reached in and opened the door. ...

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Tuesday, August 1, 1961

Star Telegram, Fort Worth, Tx

In Fort Worth a bandit strode into a liquor store, pulled open his coat to reveal a pistol ...

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Tuesday, August 1, 1961

Associated Press, AL

After closing their Perdido, Ala., grocery, Mr. and Mrs. John Huff, 64 and 61, left their garage and ...

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Saturday, July 1, 1961

Examiner, Los Angeles, CA

Aroused by sounds of a trespasser outside his home, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Albert Lee Stephens, Jr., ...

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Saturday, July 1, 1961

World-Herald, Omaha, NE

A lone bandit victimized Omaha service station attendant Les W. Carper on 2 occasions. The first time he ...

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Saturday, July 1, 1961

Tribune, Oakland, CA

Because of recent burglaries, druggist John Skinner had been sleeping in his San Francisco store. Awakened by sounds ...

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.