An armed robber announced with a glazed look that he was
going to kill Nashville, Tenn., convenience store cashier Betsy
Harris. Harris managed to distract the criminal long enough to draw
her own .38 revolver and open fire, wounding her assailant.
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.