A South Bend, Ind., man was in an upstairs bedroom of his
home when he heard noises at his front door. Arming himself, the
resident went downstairs and found the front door kicked in. He saw
an intruder and when the man moved toward him, the resident fatally
shot the armed intruder. Police did not charge the resident in the
shooting, saying he had the legal right to use deadly force.
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.