After hearing a late-night knock at the door of his Wichita,
Kansas, home, Harvey Green went to investigate with his Smith &
Wesson .357 revolver in hand. It was a good thing, too, as a pair
of men asked to use the phone, then brandished a rifle and attempted
to force their way inside after Green politely refused their
request. "I fired one shot through the glass of the front door, and
I hit one of them," Green said. The suspects fled and a wounded
18-year-old male was later admitted to an area hospital, where
police apprehended him. Green, a champion pistol shot with a house
full of trophies to prove it, said, "I could have finished him
pretty easily. I still had five rounds left. But he was running
away. I no longer considered him a threat. Guns sometimes save
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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.