Awakened by the sound of her barking dogs, a Clinton,
Connecticut, woman inspected her house and found not only a screen
missing from a kitchen window, but also a heavyset intruder standing
motionless in her living room. The woman returned calmly to her
bedroom where she retrieved her handgun. At the sound of her
chambering a round into the pistol, the intruder unlocked the front
door and fled the property.
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.