Police had staked out Robert Edwards' Portsmouth, Va., men's
store, expecting an armed robber to strike. But they weren't needed
in the end. When the criminal demanded cash, Edwards pulled a pistol
and held him for the waiting police.
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.