NRA Life member Richard Willard awoke to the sounds of
someone rummaging about his Woolwich, Maine, home. Armed with a
pistol, he entered his living room and confronted an intruder who
threw a chair at him. Willard fired one shot that sent the man
crashing through a door in a hasty retreat.
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.