In Rockford, Mich., grocery store owner, Duane Sweat, was
aroused from his bed over the store by the sound of a door being
broken. Getting a pistol, Sweat went to investigate and confronted
2 men at the front door carrying out merchandise. The grocer
ordered them to stand where they were. When the 2 intruders
threatened him, Sweat fired 2 shots into the ground and held the men
at bay until police arrived.
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.