Count NRA member Dale Tipton of Hutchinson, Kansas, among
those who have defended themselves with a gun and have lost their
jobs for doing so. Tipton was delivering pizzas for Pizza Hut after
a range session with his AR-15 when three teens tried to rob him.
When one of the teens threatened him with a gun, Tipton hopped back
into his car and grabbed his rifle. "As soon as they saw it, they
were trucking," said Tipton. Although the incident occured only a
month after an unarmed driver was slain in Wichita and police said
he did nothing wrong, Pizza Hut fired Tipton.
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.