Wilbur Douglas, who witnessed the robbery and shooting of a
fish vendor in Grambling, La., was fired on as the robber made his
getaway. Douglas retrieved a shotgun from his car and exchanged
fire with the escaping gunman. A brief chase ended with the robber's
surrender to sheriff's deputies.
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.