Marine Cpl. Rayna Ross of Woodbridge, Virginia, might be
dead if a waiting period had been in effect. Instead, the instant
check system in place in that state allowed her to defend her life
against a former boyfriend three days after she purchased her
pistol. The man, a Marine under orders to stay away from Ross
because of previous assaults and threats, broke through a door and
rushed into her bedroom with a bayonet. Ross fired twice, mortally
wounding him. The shooting was ruled to be a case of self-defense.
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.