Richie Chapman of Bowie, Ariz., did not know that in exercising his
right to protect his property, he was also aiding in bringing a
murderer to justice. Chapman was working at a Bowie RV store when a
man entered and demanded all the money in the cash register. The man
then pulled out a gun, prompting Chapman to draw his own gun and
fire, hitting the robber. "If he had gotten a shot off, I would have
been dead," said Chapman. The robber fled and was later apprehended
at a local hospital. The man turned out to be Johnny Lee Williams,
who was being sought in the kidnapping and murder of an east Texas
Wal-Mart employee, Megan Holden. After being treated at the
hospital, Williams was turned over to the FBI.
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.