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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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NBC10 Boston  

Friday, July 26, 2019

NH Dad Pulls Gun on Intruder Until Police Arrive

Three days after a New Hampshire homeowner opened fire on a stranger who had broken into his home, ...

Tucson.com  

Thursday, July 18, 2019

The Latest: Police: Man Fatally Shot During Holdup Attempt

Phoenix police say a 19-year-old man fatally shot a knife-wielding robber attempting to steal his car at a ...

KUSI News  

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Lake Murray burglary calls new gun law into question

A burglar who attacked and stabbed a Lake Murray man today during an early-morning confrontation in the victim’s ...

FOX Carolina  

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Anderson Co homeowner who shot intruder: 'I didn't want that to happen, but I had no other choice'

Anderson County deputies are investigating after a homeowner said he has to shoot a man to defend his ...

Deseret News  

Monday, July 15, 2019

Alleged knife-wielding home intruder shot by resident in Utah

An alleged intruder was shot and injured Saturday night after breaking into a home in Lehi, police said. ...

The Daily Signal  

Friday, July 12, 2019

Why These Defensive Uses of Firearms Should Disarm Second Amendment Skeptics

At a time when many high-profile politicians are comfortable proposing laws that impose serious burdens on the right ...

WFLA.COM  

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Tampa Pastor Holds Suspected Intruder At Gunpoint Until Police Arrive

A Tampa pastor held a suspected intruder at gunpoint while he waited for police to arrive, authorities said. ...

WSB Radio Atlanta  

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Intruder With Machete Shot, Killed By Homeowner, Dekalb Police Say

An intruder armed with a machete was shot Thursday morning when he broke into a north DeKalb County ...

The Spokesman-Review  

Monday, July 8, 2019

Police say man shot as he breaks into neighbor’s home in southwest Spokane

It wasn’t the first time the man had broken into the home, but it was the first time ...

The Daily Signal  

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Gun Rights Made All the Difference for These Intended Victims

Contrary to the rhetoric of many gun control advocates, the Second Amendment’s protection of the individual right to ...

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.