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Thursday, January 1, 1981

The Coloradoan, Ft. Collins, CO, 9/14/80

Seeing a man peeping in the window of a basement-level apartment shared by two young Ft. Collins, Colo., ...

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Thursday, January 1, 1981

The Florida Times-Union, Jacksonville, FL, 10/28/80

Jacksonville, Fla., residents J.B. and Opal Evans were asleep in their pickup camper parked in front of relatives' ...

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Wednesday, November 1, 1967

Times-Picayune, New Orleans, LA

Charles Bradbury, of Miami, Fla., visiting in New Orleans, was thrown to the sidewalk by a man who ...

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Thursday, July 1, 1965

Journal, Jacksonville, FL

When Jacksonville, Fla., storekeeper Homer Thomas was confronted by an armed man who said, "Give me what you've ...

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Monday, August 1, 1960

The Times-Picayune, New Orleans, LA

Joseph A. Marino had just left his New Orleans pharmacy and gotten in his automobile when a thug ...

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Monday, September 1, 1958

United Press, CA, 2/3/58

When grocery-store-owner George Crawford, Stockton, Calif., was ordered by an armed bandit to "hand over the money," Crawford ...

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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.