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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, February 1, 1961

Star, Kansas City, MO

Van F. Sims, who lives in a Kansas City, Kans., apartment next to a dry cleaning shop, awoke ...

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Wednesday, February 1, 1961

The Courier, Charlestown, IN

Orval Stoner closed his Charlestown, Ind., gas station and headed for his car with the day's receipts. Hiding ...

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Wednesday, February 1, 1961

American, Chicago, IL

Delicatessen owner Stanley Wasik snatched his cal. .38 revolver from under the counter and shot two bandits who ...

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Wednesday, February 1, 1961

Tribune, Great Falls, MT

In Troy, Mont., when the burglar alarm sounded in his store next door to his home, Les Coffman ...

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Sunday, January 1, 1961

World-Herald, Omaha, NE

Harry Shrago stood just outside the door of his Omaha grocery and heard daughter Florence shriek from inside ...

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Sunday, January 1, 1961

Post-Intelligencer, Seattle, WA

Stan Baker went to the rear of his Seattle gun store to get a box for the rifle ...

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Sunday, January 1, 1961

The Tennessean, Nashville, TN

When two holdup men entered a pawnshop outside Ft. Campbell, Ky., proprietor Andrew F. King told the one ...

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Sunday, January 1, 1961

Associated Press, MO

Near Jefferson City, Mo., 16-year-old Judy Nolte, alone with three younger Nolte children, grabbed a double-barrel shotgun and, ...

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Sunday, January 1, 1961

Sunday Tribune, Chicago, IL

Chicago grocer Stanley Wasik eyed the three men who entered his store and found it suspicious that one ...

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Monday, September 1, 1958

United Press, CA, 2/3/58

When grocery-store-owner George Crawford, Stockton, Calif., was ordered by an armed bandit to "hand over the money," Crawford ...

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.