When her landlord forced his way into her Salt Lake City,
Utah, home and began beating her friend over a dispute involving
automotive repairs, Michele Hansen grabbed her .44 Mag. handgun and
repeatedly ordered him to leave. When he instead lunged at her,
Hansen fired, killing him. A circuit judge dismissed charges
against Hansen, who went into labor after the shooting and gave
birth to a son later the same evening.
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.