A youthful burglar found himself diving through a
plate-glass window when he tried to ransack the Cincinnati, Ohio,
home of Henry Gerbus. Gerbus grappled with the intruder, paused to
grab a .22 bolt-action rifle and then chased the housebreaker into a
greenhouse adjoining his home. Rather than face Gerbus' rifle, the
criminal leaped through a window. Police caught him later, bleeding
from many cuts.
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.