A history of alleged physical abuse by her ex-boyfriend,
William Barbour, convinced Christine Pittman of Guilford Township,
Pennsylvania, to buy a .25-cal. pistol. When he broke through a
dead-bolted door into her home early one morning, she dialed 911 and
then gave her pistol over to her boyfriend, Patrick Atkinson. When
Barbour rushed Atkinson, the new boyfriend loosed five shots into
his attacker. The shooting was ruled a justifiable homicide by the
District Attorney as Atkinson "reasonably feared for his own safety
and that of Christine Pittman." Barbour had a history of abuse and a
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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.