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2008 Marion P. Hammer Women Of Distinction Award Winner

NRA honors Paula Radcliff of Dexter, Kansas

The National Rifle Association has selected Paula Radcliff of Dexter, Kansas, to receive the 2008 Marion P. Hammer Woman of Distinction Award. This award recognizes exceptional contributions to the preservation of the Second Amendment and the shooting sports through education, advocacy, volunteerism, and legislative activism in support of the goals of the NRA.

Radcliff is a member of the Kansas State Rifle Association and has hosted events for the NRA's Women On TargetĀ® and Youth Hunter Education Challenge programs on her ranch property. A Life Member of the NRA, Radcliff was instrumental in passing the concealed carry law in the Kansas House of Representatives in 2006.

"This year's applicants were up against a prestigious group of women," Hammer said. "The winners' dedication to the cause of Freedom sets an example for all to follow. Their grassroots involvement and the progress they have made in their communities should make us all proud of their leadership and gives us all hope for the future of Freedom and the Second Amendment."

Radcliff is also an original member of the Cowley CountyFriends of NRA. She has sought donations at the national level for the Friends of NRA banquet auction and she serves as the spokesperson for the live auction. With Radcliff's leadership, the Cowley CountyFriends of NRAbanquets continually raise more than $15,000 per event.

"Paula's enthusiasm has brought many new shooters and gun owners to our area," Neil Smith said in his letter nominating Radcliff for this prestigious award. "She continually recruits new members and seeks to get them involved throughout the state either locally or at the state level in issues that affect Kansas Second Amendment Rights."

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