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The Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, Ind., 3/22/00

Thursday, June 1, 2000

A night clerk was on duty at an Elkhart, Ind., hotel when two men wearing blue bandanas over their faces and holding their hands in their pockets walked in. The quick-thinking clerk reached behind the counter, grabbed his handgun for which he had a permit and pointed it at the unwelcome "guests" demanding that they leave. Both men were more than happy to comply and instantly fled the premises.

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.