Explore The NRA Universe Of Websites


Asheville Citizen-Times News, Asheville, N.C., 8/31/01

Thursday, November 1, 2001

An Asheville, N.C., pharmacy owner prevented a robbery of Lord's Drugstore by grabbing his firearm and holding the suspect until police arrived. Richard James entered the store Thursday morning and presented a note to the owner that read, "1 liquid bottle of morphine or everyone gets the sever consequnice (sic)." James then told the owner not to set off any alarms. The owner, observing that the suspect wasn't armed, produced his own gun and convinced James to sit on the floor until the police arrived.

More Like This From Around The NRA


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.