Sandy was home alone one night when a burglar tried to break down her door. Terrified and defenseless, she could do nothing but hope for the best. Her prayers were answered—he fled the scene. But she would never be powerless again. Soon after, she bought a Colt and learned to use it.
Since then, she has also lent her skills as an attorney and a speaker to the Second Amendment cause, becoming a formidable grassroots activist. In 1991, she spoke out for gun rights in a rally at the Arizona State Capitol—and then-NRA President Bob Corbin was in the crowd. He found her after the speech and urged her to run for NRA's Board of Directors.
Fourteen years later, she became NRA's second female president—and she remains an active and vocal Second Amendment leader today.