A jogger stepped into the Miami Lakes, Fla., real estate
office of Gerri Fontanella, inquired about a townhouse and locked
the door when she turned around. After ordering her to disrobe, he
stabbed her in the stomach, then forced her into a back room. When
he looked away, Fontanella was able to unstrap a small pistol
secured to her ankle and fire a shot that grazed the assailant. The
man fled but was later apprehended and charged with several counts,
including attempted first-degree murder.
Bloomberg columnist Sir Max Hastings shares his thoughts on guns, crime, and the differences between his native Britain and the United States in “I Grew Up on Guns. Now I’ve Learned to Love Firearm Control.”
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.