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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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Waffle House Customer Shoots At Armed Robbers

GA | Patch  

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Waffle House Customer Shoots At Armed Robbers

Surveillance photos of two armed men who robbed an Acworth Waffle House have been released by the Cherokee ...

Tow-truck driver shoots man in self-defense Friday night

LA | The Advocate  

Monday, February 5, 2018

Tow-truck driver shoots man in self-defense Friday night

A man was shot by a tow-truck driver who New Orleans police say was acting in self-defense Friday ...

One shot after home invasion in Springdale Township

PA | WTAE  

Monday, February 5, 2018

One shot after home invasion in Springdale Township

Allegheny County 911 was notified about a home invasion, by a known person, and shots fired at 1206 ...

Armed Passer-By Aids Utah Policeman Being Assaulted

Associated Press  

Monday, February 5, 2018

Armed Passer-By Aids Utah Policeman Being Assaulted

A passer-by carrying a concealed pistol is being credited with stopping an attack on a police officer in ...

Concealed Carry holder holds robbery suspect at gunpoint

KY | WBKO  

Friday, February 2, 2018

Concealed Carry holder holds robbery suspect at gunpoint

A Grayson County man is behind bars after allegedly breaking into a residence in Edmonson County.

Homeowner shoots suspected burglar in southern Indian River County

FL | TC Palm  

Friday, February 2, 2018

Homeowner shoots suspected burglar in southern Indian River County

Deputies responded to a shooting after a burglary went wrong Thursday evening on the 300 block of 14th ...

Fort Bragg soldier allegedly shoots, kills wife’s attacker at North Carolina home

NC | Fox  

Friday, February 2, 2018

Fort Bragg soldier allegedly shoots, kills wife’s attacker at North Carolina home

Police believe a Fort Bragg soldier shot and killed a man attacking his wife Tuesday evening

Man shot attempting to break into house in Liberty Eylau

TX | TXK Today  

Friday, February 2, 2018

Man shot attempting to break into house in Liberty Eylau

A Texarkana man is recovering from a gunshot would after attempting to break in to a home Wednesday evening.

Holyoke man charged with assault after he is shot in dispute with Springfield homeowner

MA | Mass Live  

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Holyoke man charged with assault after he is shot in dispute with Springfield homeowner

A 21-year-old man who was shot during an armed confrontation outside an Edgewood Street home Wednesday afternoon was ...

New Port Richey Mother Says Son Strangled Her So She Shot Him

FL | Patch  

Thursday, February 1, 2018

New Port Richey Mother Says Son Strangled Her So She Shot Him

25-year-old New Port Richey man is being treated for a gunshot wound after his mother reportedly shot him ...

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.