Four young hoodlums were beating off-duty Chicago policeman
Russell Ryan in a parking lot when his wife, Carol, came to the
rescue. Retrieving her husband's revolver from her purse, she fired
warning shots which scattered the assailants.
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.