Glen Rubin, Florida
Unified Sportsmen of Florida
NRA Benefactor Member
USA – -(Ammoland.com)- Marion Hammer was the first woman president in the history of the National Rifle Association. NRA was 125 years old in 1996 when she was elected. But she is so much more than an NRA Board member and past president.
Our people love this woman. Her dedication, her honesty, her exceptional commitment to the NRA, the Second Amendment and our cause of Freedom are unequaled.
When he nominated her for the Florida Women’s Hall of Fame in 2005, Florida Governor Crist said “Marion Hammer is one of the most courageous women I have ever had the honor to know. She is a true freedom fighter, working tirelessly to expand the freedom of all Americans through her advocacy on the Second Amendment…”
Florida Governor Jeb Bush best defined her character when he said, “When she says it, you know she means it, and you know her word is golden. She is an extraordinary woman in a man’s world, and she’s one of the most effective advocates in the political process over a long period of time.”
If you Google Marion P. Hammer, you will be impressed by her many accomplishments. There are hundreds of articles and praise for her work – even from those who hate the NRA and our Second Amendment.
After being elected NRA President, she chaired her first NRA Annual Meeting in Dallas, Texas 1996.
She was introduced to the members with a video as she took the Presidency and has been fighting for you, your gun rights, the Second Amendment and freedom continuously since. This video gives you a window into who she is.
The extensive list of pro-Second Amendment legislation she passed in Florida paved the way for the nation and is unequaled.
If you have a concealed carry license, thank Marion Hammer. Her efforts led the way to passage of legislation to restore “right to carry” nationwide.
If you appreciate the right to protect yourself without fear of criminal prosecution for armed self-defense. Thank Marion Hammer.
Have you heard of the NRA’s award winning and nationally recognized Eddie Eagle GunSafe Program for children? It has been taught to over 29 Million children. Again, thank Marion Hammer — she was the creator and driving force behind it.
If you shoot at an outdoor range and a state or local government agency are prohibited by law from zoning the range out of existence, thank Marion Hammer because she’s the one who pushed Range Protection Acts.
Have you been to, or read about the NRA’s state of the art National Firearms Museum? Thank Marion Hammer for it. She raised the money starting with getting $1million from Bill Ruger, Sr. She stepped up, raised the money and had it built — start to finish — during her term as NRA President.
Working with Wayne LaPierre at the state and federal level, Marion Hammer has stood on the front line with Wayne fighting for you to protect the Second Amendment of the US Constitution and insure that our firearms rights are restored and remain secure.
Marion Hammer has never viewed being on the NRA Board as something for a resume. She dedicates herself daily to unselfishly working to protect our rights as lawful gun owners.
Below is a list of some the other accomplishments Marion Hammer has achieved for NRA members and all law-abiding gun owners. She worked to pass these pieces of model legislation in Florida so other states could follow:
~ Nation’s first “shall issue” Right-to-Carry law
~ Firearms Preemption to Stop Local Gun Control Ordinances
~ Right-to-Carry Reciprocity law between states
~ Protection Against Expiration of CW Licenses for Active Duty Military
~ Hunter Protection law
~ Protection From Shooting Range Closures for Noise/ Nuisance
~ Protection From Shooting Range Closures by Government Environmental Lawsuits
~ Gun Manufacturer Lawsuit Protection
~ Restoration of Castle Doctrine Protection
~ Castle Doctrine/Stand Your Ground Protection
~ No-Net-Loss of Hunting Lands
~ Hunter Voter Registration
~ Right to Carry in National Forests
~ Gun Registration Prohibition
~ No Confiscation of Firearms During State of Emergency
~ Penalties for Local Governments who violate Gun Rights
~ Protection Against Doctors Violating Gun Owners Privacy Rights
~ Numerous Fee Reductions for CW License Holders
and much more……
Florida Congressman Matt Gaetz, who worked extensively with Marion Hammer during his years in the Florida State House before being elected to Congress, wrote in the Fall, 2015, issue of INFLUENCE Magazine;
“I knew the greatest force in Florida politics was on my side. Marion Hammer is the chief [Florida] lobbyist for the National Rifle Association. Armed with decades of political and legislative experience, financial resources, and the most engaged/informed/rabid liberty-loving constituency, she is widely regarded as the most powerful state-level in Florida (and probably the United States… Her judgment is trusted with good reason.”
NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre summed it up, “For Marion and her grassroots army of voters, winning has never simply meant ‘not losing’ or just ‘holding the line.’ It also means gaining new ground in redefining the rights of the individual. I have always valued her counsel, not only for her legislative and political acumen, but just as important for her rock-solid integrity.”
Folks, that is who Marion Hammer really is.