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2006 Sybil Ludington Women's Freedom Award Winner

NRA Honors Peggy Tartaro For Leadership In Shooting Sports

At its 135th Annual Meetings, held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, May 19-21, the National Rifle Association honored Patricia "Peggy" Tartaro for her outstanding contributions to defending the Second Amendment and advancing the goals of NRA. For her accomplishments, Ms. Tartaro was selected to receive the Sybil Ludington Women's Freedom Award.

During the presentation of the award, NRA Board member Susan Howard said, "Peggy's activism in defense of the Second Amendment and her pioneering efforts in editing a gun magazine for women have been a major influence on the rights of American gun owners and in creating shooting opportunities for women."

Ms. Tartaro was runner-up for this award last year and has served on the boards of several national gun rights organizations. A particular champion of women gun owners, Tartaro has been the editor of Women and Guns magazine for many years. She has conducted scores of radio and TV interviews and participated in numerous public speaking engagements on gun issues. It is no exaggeration to say that countless American women owe their involvement in the shooting sports and awareness of the Second Amendment to Tartaro. As a writer, editor, public spokesperson, and political activist, Ms. Tartaro has fought tirelessly and successfully for the rights of freedom-loving Americans.

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