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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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Homeowner holds burglar at gunpoint until police arrive

LA | WBRZ  

Monday, December 11, 2017

Homeowner holds burglar at gunpoint until police arrive

A homeowner held a burglar at gunpoint and broadcast the entire thing on Facebook live Wednesday until police ...

Store owner shoots suspect during armed robbery

TN | Fox 13  

Monday, December 11, 2017

Store owner shoots suspect during armed robbery

A Whitehaven store owner fought back when two armed robbers came into his store.

East Chicago robbery suspect shot by security guard

IL | NWI Times  

Monday, December 11, 2017

East Chicago robbery suspect shot by security guard

security guard shot and wounded a man Thursday as the man robbed a cellphone store

Armed Jurupa Valley homeowner stops burglary suspect

CA | The Press Enterprise  

Monday, December 11, 2017

Armed Jurupa Valley homeowner stops burglary suspect

A 70-year-old armed homeowner was able to stop a would-be burglar Friday afternoon, holding him at gunpoint until ...

Man shoots alleged robber in Uptown carjacking

LA | The Advocate  

Monday, December 11, 2017

Man shoots alleged robber in Uptown carjacking

The New Orleans Police Department reported five robberies between Saturday evening and early Sunday morning, according to a ...

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 ...

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.