Marion Hammer, the first woman president of the National Rifle Association, and instrumental in the creation of the concealed carry law in Florida in the late '80s (she holds license number 1), is causing a stir because Jeb Bush has nominated her to the Women's Hall of Fame.
Gun control advocates and women's rights groups are outraged at the selection of Hammer, one of three women Gov. Jeb Bush tapped this year to join writer Zora Neale Hurston, tennis star Chris Evert, former state Education Commissioner Betty Castor and Lt. Gov. Toni Jennings among others "who have made significant improvement of life for women and for all citizens of Florida," according to the Hall of Fame's Web site.But the Political Correctness Police are beside themselves.
The Palm Beach makes a strange comment comparing the .357 Ms. Hammer sometimes carries to "Dirty Harry." Yes, I know and you know that Dirty Harry carried the .44 Magnum, but the Palm Beach Post doesn't know that - and is too lazy to even check Wikipedia to find the correct information. I guess that they just want to make Ms. Hammer look like she is somehow less of a woman for using a big gun. (Heavens, all us little ladies had better stick to .22s and leave those nasty big .357's to you men-folk....)
The usual suspects are really bent out of shape that Ms. Hammer - in her role as lobbyist - is currently working on a bill to eliminate the need to retreat if attacked in your home or on the street in Florida. [hat tip Keep and Bear Arms]