Buffalo, N.Y., welfare worker Mary Guidice was working at
her desk in the Rath County Office Building when a recipient,
enraged by the news that he would have to fill out some forms to
receive benefits, began beating a welfare examiner. Guidice pulled
her licensed pistol and subdued the attacker.
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.