Alerted by the sounds of someone breaking into his Godfrey,
Ill., home, Victor Calhoun took up his .44 cal. handgun and
positioned himself behind a kitchen wall. He hollered a warning,
whereupon the invader yelled back, "I'll shoot." Calhoun, 68, and
his assailant then traded gunfire before the intruder fled from the
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.