When Peggy Miller answered the door at her Columbus, Ohio,
residence, two men inquiring about furniture for sale engaged her in
conversation and then abruptly pushed the door open and entered her
home. When one man forced Miller onto a couch and began choking
her, the 71-year-old drew a revolver she kept for protection and
shot him. The second criminal fled, returned minutes later and
attempted to reenter the house, only to be put to flight by Miller
and her revolver.
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.