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Monday, May 1, 1961

Journal, Portland, OR

Hearing sounds of a scuffle in the front of their Wilsonville, Oreg., food store, Terry Lowrie grabbed a ...

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Monday, May 1, 1961

Herald, Oskaloosa, IA

Near Des Moines, Iowa, tavern keeper Edward Mercier ran for a revolver kept under the bar and fired ...

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Monday, May 1, 1961

News, Wilmington, DE

In Dover, Del., when Mrs. Laurin Seaman, Sr., awakened to find a burglar ransacking her bedroom, her screams ...

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Monday, May 1, 1961

UPI, CA

When Californian Bruce Ployhar heard a window crash in his Palm Springs home, then saw a hand reach ...

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Monday, May 1, 1961

Press-Scimitar, Memphis, TN

After wrecking a stolen car in suburban Memphis, Tenn., two armed felons shot their way into the nearby ...

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Monday, May 1, 1961

Florida Times-Union, Jacksonville, FL

In Jacksonville, Fla., clothier Wade D. Raulerson grappled with two knife-wielding bandits until he fought his way to ...

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Monday, May 1, 1961

Free Press, Detroit, MI

In Center Line, Mich., Mack J. Miller ran to his wife's aid with a cal. .22 rifle when ...

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Monday, May 1, 1961

Associated Press, IN

In Indianapolis 17-year-old Gerald Watson stood near a policeman who questioned a robbery suspect when the suspect's accomplice ...

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Saturday, April 1, 1961

Bulletin, Philadelphia, PA

When the customer at the counter in Mrs. Daisy Parker's Philadelphia luncheonette menaced her with hand in pocket ...

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Saturday, April 1, 1961

Post, Denver, CO

Two bandits menaced 25 patrons in a Denver bar when the tavern owner, James V. LaBriola, burst from ...

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NRA ILA

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.