On a Tuesday afternoon, Rockford, Ill., barber William Cross
was cutting hair as he has for 34 years, when two masked men entered
his shop. One man pointed a gun at Cross and said, "Give it up!"
When Cross asked what was happening, the armed man fired a shot,
just missing the barber's head. Cross responded by reaching into a
drawer for his own gun. His first shot knocked the robber to the
floor, but he was still holding onto his gun. Cross then tried to
shoot the gun out of the suspect's hand and thinks he was
successful, as the man finally dropped his gun. "That's not a good
feeling, looking down a gun barrel," Cross said later. Winnebago
County sheriff's deputies took the injured gunman into custody and
they arrested a second man who was running away from the scene. The
barber was shocked when police told him the name of the wounded
would-be robber. Cross had been cutting his hair for years.
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TELL YOUR MEMBERS OF CONGRESS TO OPPOSE “UNIVERSAL” BACKGROUND CHECK BILLS
Recently two bills were introduced in Congress to impose so-called "universal" background checks. The bills,H.R. 8andS. 42, are being misleadingly described as simply requiring background checks on all sales of firearms, but this is just a small part of what these overbroad pieces of legislation would do.
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.