AN INTERESTING POLL
While many polls tend to be skewed against lawful gun ownership,
we just couldn't resist one that appeared in the Ocala, Florida,
Star Banner on November 26, 1995. After a recent "Armed Citzen"
incident, where an 80-year-old man shot a 19-year-old who had broken
into his home, the paper asked the following as its weekly call-in
poll question: "Would you shoot an intruder in your home?" Callers
tallied up 190 to 5 in favor of exercising their right to
self-defense--a staggering 97.44%. It appears that most of the
folks down there agree with their sheriff, Ken Ergle, who said "all
homes should have a gun in them so the homeowner can protect himself
and his family." Shooting usually can be justified only where crime
constitutes an immediate, imminent threat to life, limb or, in some
"Random Shots," p. 4
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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.