A man entered Irv Huppin's Portland, Oreg., pharmacy,
displayed a handgun, and threw a bag on the counter, yelling "hurry
up and get the stuff." Huppin, who had been robbed three times in
the preceding six months, drew a handgun from his back pocket and
began firing. The wounded thief beat 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.