"The restraining order was not worth the paper it was printed on,"
said the victim's mother, but her daughter, Joy Burgess, knew it
long before that night. Burgess was two days away from a court
appearance in which her husband, Brian Gathing, was charged "with
domestic trespassing, only one in a string of charges pressed by his
wife that caused him to be jailed five times in five months. But
that night Gathing cut her telephone lines and used a shovel to
break open her door. Their 6-year-old daughter was asleep in the
back room, and Burgess was not taking any more chances when she saw
Gaining coming. Gathing was later pronounced dead at the scene from
a single gunshot to the chest. No charges will be filed against
Burgess, according to local officials.
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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.