NRA honors four women.

Author:Parsons-Wraith, Lisa
Position:Arms and the woman

The National Rifle Association recently honored Linda Walker, Susan Bierly, Marlene Duncan and Donna Vandermolen for their outstanding contributions to the Second Amendment and the shooting sports in support of the NRA's goals.

Walker, of Alexandria, Ohio, received the Sybil Ludington Women's Freedom Award, recognizing exceptional accomplishments of modern heroines through their legislative activism, as well as advocacy, volunteerism and education on a national level.

A positive presence in the Ohio Statehouse, Walker was instrumental in the passage of SB 184, Ohio's Castle Doctrine. Walker, an NRA-certified instructor, regularly holds CCW and other firearms classes at her private firing range. Walker also serves as NRA's election volunteer coordinator for the 12th Congressional District for the state of Ohio.

The Marion P. Hammer Woman of Distinction Award recognizes the achievements of women who have worked at the local, state or regional levels. This award was given to Bierly of Stewartville, Minn.; Duncan of Lake Havasu City, Ariz.; and Vandermolen of Conroe, Texas.

Bierly has helped promote many NRA programs. As a regional counselor for Refuse To Be A Victim and an NRA-certified training counselor in multiple disciplines, Bierly has...

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