A quartet of young thugs had knocked a 74-year-old woman to
the pavement and were laughingly rifling her purse when Eugene
Guerra of Buffalo, N.Y., and his family drove by. Guerra used his
licensed pistol to drive the criminal youths away while his son
flagged down a police car. Guerra then helped officers pursue and
capture the attackers.
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.