Explore The NRA Universe Of Websites

Gun Laws
Select Map
Select Law
Select State
Click on a State to see the Gun Law Profile

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.
gun laws top stories
Gun Laws Articles
SECTION
FROM
WITHIN
Homeowner Scares Off Hatch-Wielding Burglar

OK | News 9  

Monday, December 11, 2017

Homeowner Scares Off Hatch-Wielding Burglar

A standoff situation in NW Oklahoma City ended after two hours when police discovered the suspect was not ...

Ask Your U.S. Representative to Vote for H.R. 38, the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017!

News  

Gun Laws  

Monday, December 4, 2017

Ask Your U.S. Representative to Vote for H.R. 38, the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017!

The Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017 (H.R. 38) will be up for a vote in the U.S. ...

Minister foils Orange church break-in, shoots out tire on fleeing suspect's car

NC | WRAL  

Monday, December 4, 2017

Minister foils Orange church break-in, shoots out tire on fleeing suspect's car

An Orange County minister thwarted a break-in at his church on Thursday and was able to help apprehend ...

Homeowner Shoots Intruder As Chihuahua Acts As Guard Dog

IN | Patch  

Monday, December 4, 2017

Homeowner Shoots Intruder As Chihuahua Acts As Guard Dog

A "beware of dog" sign posted on a tree near the driveway probably should have been the intruders' ...

Off-duty CPD officer fires shots during attempted robbery in Beverly

IL | Chicago Sun Times  

Monday, December 4, 2017

Off-duty CPD officer fires shots during attempted robbery in Beverly

No one was injured when an off-duty Chicago Police officer fired shots during an attempted armed robbery Friday ...

2 shot in Highland County, including home invasion suspect shot by homeowner

OH | Local 12 News  

Monday, December 4, 2017

2 shot in Highland County, including home invasion suspect shot by homeowner

Two men were shot after an apparent home invasion. Around 6:45 a.m. Friday morning, emergency crews rushed to Powell ...

2 Harnett County schools put on lockdown after thieves get in shootout with homeowner

NC | WNCN  

Monday, December 4, 2017

2 Harnett County schools put on lockdown after thieves get in shootout with homeowner

Two Harnett County elementary schools were placed on lockdown after two masked men got in a shootout with ...

St. Louis pizza driver shoots robbery suspect during delivery

MO | Fox  

Monday, December 4, 2017

St. Louis pizza driver shoots robbery suspect during delivery

A St. Louis pizza driver shot a 17-year-old youth who police said was one of two suspects trying ...

State Attorneys General Back National Reciprocity

News  

Gun Laws  

Friday, December 1, 2017

State Attorneys General Back National Reciprocity

H.R. 38, the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act, gained support from a coalition of America’s highest-ranking law enforcement officers. Twenty-four ...

Good Guys With Guns Stop Bad Guys With Guns

Daily Caller  

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Good Guys With Guns Stop Bad Guys With Guns

Good guys with guns stop bad guys with guns. This basic truth is not politically correct, and the ...

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.