When a muddy man in camouflage clothes wandered up his
driveway and asked for a ride, Waterboro, Maine, resident Ray Dion
was suspicious, since his house had just been burglarized. His
suspicions were confirmed when he spotted one of his tools in the
break-in artist's pocket. He held the would-be hitchhiker at
gunpoint for state troopers.
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.