After an armed burglar stole $100 from his home, Angel Benitez took
a self-defense class and obtained a concealed-carry permit. "This
year, I'm going to prepare myself," Benitez recalled saying to
himself. And, according to police, he did just that when he heard
the screams of his friend, Carmen Ramos. Benitez found a man
pointing a gun at Ramos. "When I saw the gun, I fired," said
Benitez. "He could have killed my friend." Ramos' daughter, who was
watching television, thought her mother had been shot, but then saw
the burglar stumble out the door. "He was yelling 'Ow, ow!'" she
recalled. A man with a gunshot wound later arrived at the hospital,
but police were still investigating whether he was the intruder.
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The National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action applauds the Texas Senate today for passing Senate Bill 16, legislation that substantially reduces License To Carry fees in the Lone Star state.
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.