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The Sun Sentinel, Fort Lauderdale, FL, 11/1/89

Thursday, February 1, 1990

In Hialeah, Fla., two men entered a jewelry store and headed for the display cases. One pulled out a hammer and began smashing the cases, while the other produced a gun and ordered employees to the floor. Peter Hidalgo, a customer with a concealed firearm permit, drew his pistol and fired at the armed robber. Both men fled the store, empty-handed.

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.