Visiting New York City to settle her late brother's estate,
Roberta Leonard was set upon by eight muggers. The 67-year-old
Alabama native, who walks with a cane, had been mugged on her prior
visit to New York and this time drew a revolver from her purse. The
gang fled. Charges filed against Leonard for violating the city's
permit law were eventually dropped when the grand jury failed to
return an indictment.
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.