The owner of Borla's Service Station in Waterbury, Conn., couldn't
believe his eyes when he glanced at the closed-circuit security
monitor in his office. He saw a man threatening his cashier with a
crowbar and demanding money. James Borla watched the scene play out
on the monitor as the clerk, who'd only been on the job two weeks,
became flustered and failed to open the cash register. It soon
became apparent the clerk was in imminent danger as the man became
agitated and slammed his crowbar against the counter, demanding she
open the register. Borla grabbed the .44-cal. handgun he keeps in
his office and came up behind the suspect, ordering him to drop his
weapon and lie down on the floor. Borla held the suspect at gunpoint
for police, who arrested the man and charged him with first-degree
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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.