An armed robber's momentary lapse of attention gave
Meridian, Miss., grocer Joe Hlinak just enough time to grab his .22
automatic and open fire. Hit twice, the bandit fled, later to be
picked up by police.
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.