When a man jumped into Barbara Ann Trosclair's car outside a
New Orleans restaurant and threatened to kill her, Trosclair opened
fire with a .38 revolver given her by a policeman friend, mortally
wounding the attacker. The 18-year-old criminal had a record of
seven felony and six misdemeanor arrests.
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.