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    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, May 1, 1961

Press-Scimitar, Memphis, TN

After wrecking a stolen car in suburban Memphis, Tenn., two armed felons shot their way into the nearby ...

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Monday, May 1, 1961

Florida Times-Union, Jacksonville, FL

In Jacksonville, Fla., clothier Wade D. Raulerson grappled with two knife-wielding bandits until he fought his way to ...

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Monday, May 1, 1961

Free Press, Detroit, MI

In Center Line, Mich., Mack J. Miller ran to his wife's aid with a cal. .22 rifle when ...

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Monday, May 1, 1961

Associated Press, IN

In Indianapolis 17-year-old Gerald Watson stood near a policeman who questioned a robbery suspect when the suspect's accomplice ...

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Saturday, April 1, 1961

Bulletin, Philadelphia, PA

When the customer at the counter in Mrs. Daisy Parker's Philadelphia luncheonette menaced her with hand in pocket ...

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Saturday, April 1, 1961

Post, Denver, CO

Two bandits menaced 25 patrons in a Denver bar when the tavern owner, James V. LaBriola, burst from ...

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Saturday, April 1, 1961

Sun, Baltimore, MD

Three stocking-masked bandits herded Baltimore pharmacist Joseph Freiman to his narcotics supply, divided the drugs, and turned to ...

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Saturday, April 1, 1961

Commercial Appeal, Memphis, TN

After four burglaries in as many weeks, John T. Craig set a burglar alarm in his Munford, Tenn., ...

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Saturday, April 1, 1961

Globe-Democrat, St. Louis, MO

St. Louis sundry store owner Charles Brown was bound by three armed bandits and thrown into a rear ...

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Saturday, April 1, 1961

Daily News, Chicago, IL

Jerry Jackson, a 62-year-old Chicago bartender, exchanged shots with three gunmen who tried to hold up the saloon. ...

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.