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2005 Marion P. Hammer Women Of Distinction Award Winner

NRA honors Texan Alice Tripp for Leadership In Shooting Sports

Ms. Alice Tripp is one of four recipients of the National Rifle Association's prestigious 2005 Marion P. Hammer Woman of Distinction Award.

Tripp has been an active Refuse To Be A Victim® volunteer since the program's inception. She was one of the first instructors to be certified, and was in the initial regional counselor class. She has conducted Refuse To Be A Victim®seminars and instructor development workshops throughout her home state of Texas, and in many other states across the country. Due to her efforts, hundreds of men and women have been trained to be instructor candidates, and hundreds more have attended seminars to learn how they can avoid criminal confrontation.

As legislative aide for the Texas State Rifle Association (TSRA) for the past eight years, Alice has made progress in the effort to protect Texans' Second Amendment rights. Her effective lobbying efforts have played a major role in the defeat of over 100 anti-gun bills that were introduced in one legislative session alone. Respected as a key player by legislators and her constituency, Alice has been instrumental in the passage of numerous bills, covering issues such as shooting range protection, and a variety of details related to protecting the rights of concealed handgun licensees.

Sue King, NRA Director and Chairman of NRA's Women's Policies Committee said, "The song goes, 'The stars at night are big and bright, deep in the heart of Texas.' The song sings of Alice Tripp. The stars are named 'lobbyist' to the Texas Legislature for the TSRA, 'instructor and regional counselor' for Refuse To Be A Victim®, and 'goose hunter par excellence.' Alice knows the Texas legislature and the Texas firearm constituency as well as anyone in the State Capitol and her record of legislative accomplishment proves it."

Named for the first woman president of the National Rifle Association, the Marion P. Hammer Woman of Distinction Award was created in 2004 to recognize the contributions of women who have demonstrated dedication to the promotion of the Second Amendment, have made outstanding achievements in educational contributions while advancing the purposes and goals of the NRA and, through legislative and legal contributions, have significantly impacted the preservation of the shooting sports at the local, state and regional national levels.

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