After a string of burglaries at his Cross, S.C., home, Jerron Richburg stayed home. When he heard a noise, he retrieved his shotgun, and confronted a burglar, who moved toward him. Richburg fired once, wounding the intruder, who police suspected had been involved in earlier burglaries. A grand jury ruled the shooting was in self-defense.
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.