Tacoma, Wash., store-owner Larry Ewers knows the importance
of being armed. Ewers was in the store when a man armed with a
butcher knife threatened him and demanded money. With his free
hand, Ewers was able to pull a gun from his apron pocket and shoot
his attacker, putting him to flight. Less than a year before, Ewers
shot a man who threatened his wife with a gun.
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.