Around 9 p.m., a homeowner in Putnam County, Tenn. saw something suspicious in his back yard. The homeowner retrieved his .45 caliber pistol and went outside to investigate. As the homeowner made his way to a storage shed, he saw the burglar armed with a long gun, ready to fire. The homeowner fired his .45 at the trespasser several times, causing him to flee.
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.