Marion Hammer

Managing Real Estate Broker with Fathom Realty PB00068179

Marion Hammer was born back in 1939.  She grew up on a farm owned by her grandparents around Columbia, South Carolina.  In order to help the family, put food on the table she became an experienced hunter.  After school, she would go hunting with a .22 bolt-action rifle bringing home squirrels and rabbits for dinner.

Later in life she married, her husband was also an avid hunter.  She recalled once when she was headed to her vehicle she claims that she was followed by a vehicle containing 5 males the driver of that vehicle was apparently drunk. She didn’t back down but pulled out her .38-caliber revolver, pointed it at the vehicle.  The driver quickly put the car in reverse and left.

She currently lives in Florida where she is a certified as a firearms instructor. She is credited for a lot of current laws in the State of Florida.

What you may not know about Marion is that she was the first female president of the National Rifle Association (NRA) in its history.  She served in that capacity from 1995 to 1998.  I know one thing, I wouldn’t want to cross her.

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Barbara Tattersall
Keller Williams Realty Metropolitan (Keene,NH) - Keene, NH

Hi James,


Good for Marion! I have a cousin, a marine veteran, who runs a fire arms and self defense school in Georgia for women. She's tiny and sweet, but very capable. 

Jun 01, 2020 02:53 AM #1
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

Good morning James Dray This woman was a Florida Icon.... NRA lobbyist....

 Q&A: An Interview With Florida Gun Lobbyist Marion Hammer | WLRN

Jun 01, 2020 03:14 AM #2
Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good morning James,

I do know of Marion and also would not want to tangle with her.

Make yourself an astonishing day.

Jun 01, 2020 04:21 AM #3
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Good for Marion! My kind of woman, James. I'm from the school of thought that I don't need to take crap from anyone. I just don't own a gun to prove that point.

Jun 01, 2020 05:26 AM #4
Donald Urschalitz
Lubeck Realty Group - Jupiter, FL
P.A. Realtor ABR RSPS North Palm Beach County

If it's firearms it's Florida. I would not mess with her.

Jun 01, 2020 05:27 AM #5
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Without getting political, I definitely feel it is worthwhile to be able to defend ourselves, but at the same time, I have never had a desire to own a gun myself.

Jun 01, 2020 05:28 AM #6
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning James Dray - I think I have heard of her.  She is not someone to mess with.

Jun 01, 2020 05:43 AM #7
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line

I always find your posts about strong independent women interesting, especially when they go against convention to establish or acheive something.

Jun 01, 2020 05:46 AM #8
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning James. I know one thing, if she were in charge here in Chicago things would be better. The cockroaches of society are running wild with immunity. Next they will be offered coffee and donuts so they are not hungry. Free of course. Enjoy your day!

Jun 01, 2020 06:34 AM #9
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello James - even though she's in Florida, I doubt Marion needs a rifle to "stand her ground".   She seems to possess something more powerful than a firearm.  

Jun 01, 2020 07:27 AM #10
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, James, for sharing this interesting story.

In my younger years, I was active in competitive shooting.

Jun 01, 2020 07:50 AM #11
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


What a great story you shared with us.  Wishing you a very successful month of June, and a great June 1st.  A

Jun 01, 2020 08:27 AM #12
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

I have a lot of respect for the NRA and now, of course Marion as well James Dray . With my daughters love of weaponry maybe she will consider an office with the NRA some day.

Jun 01, 2020 09:11 AM #13
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi James- I would have thought she might have been from Texas!!! But...good for her!!!   I am not a violent person but suffice it to say I have my own shotgun. 

Jun 01, 2020 10:41 AM #14
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi James:

That was a fascinating read about Marion Hammer. I doubt she backs donw from anything.


Jun 01, 2020 04:34 PM #15
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Hi James,  Thanks for sharing Marion Hammer's interesting story.  Another great first.

Jun 01, 2020 08:17 PM #16
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I am with you about not wanting to cross her James Dray 🤓

Jun 01, 2020 11:01 PM #17
Jane Chaulklin-Schott
TEAMCONNECT REALTY - (407) 394-9766 - Orlando, FL
TeamConnect Luxury Homes - Orlando, Florida, 32836

Interesting story, James Dray .  My mom told me stories of trapping rabbits in the woods when she was young and times were tough.  There came a time when she could no longer eat rabbit, too.  

Jul 05, 2020 01:48 PM #18
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