Editors Note: Julie Golob is running for NRA Board of Directors in 2018. Julie has been a great friend and supporter of AmmoLand Shooting Sports News for many years. As a professional shooter, mother and shooting sports fan, Julie has first-hand real-world experience working, traveling and managing a family while responsibly living with the challenges faced by everyday American gun owners. With her unique perspective she would make a great addition to the NRA BOD, and AmmoLand is endorsing Julie for the 2018 Board of Directors. Please vote for her when you get your ballot. ~ Fredy Riehl Editor in Chief
USA – -(Ammoland.com)- We all have a “gun” story. Mine is one with roots deep with the National Rifle Association.
I learned about the importance of the NRA mission as a young girl growing up in New York State. One Christmas my freedom loving, NRA proud grandfather gifted all his grandchildren life memberships to our organization. Knowing how important it was to him, I knew it was something I should care about too.
Guns have always been a part of my life. Dad hunted to put food on the table, and I remember him carrying concealed. When I was as young as eight years old, I started hunting and going to the range with my father for our local NRA Silhouette competitions. Eventually, shooting became my sport too as he and I worked and competed in practical shooting matches all over the northeast.
My gun story involves enlisting in the US Army and shooting for the Army Marksmanship Unit. It includes becoming Captain of Smith & Wesson’s shooting team and winning many world and national shooting titles. I’ve written books, taught people how to shoot better and have even been on television sharing my passion for the shooting sports.
It isn’t all about the accomplishments and shooting is more than a just a job for me. I’m not bashful when it comes to my support of the Second Amendment. From Town Hall and Freedom’s Safest Place campaigns, personal contributions to America’s First Freedom and NRA Family as well as serving as the lead trainer for NRA Women’s Love at First Shot on NRA.TV, I proudly and actively share NRA messaging.
I would love your help with the next chapter in my “gun” story as I humbly ask for your consideration to vote for me in the upcoming NRA Board elections. I’ve been a voice for safe, responsible gun ownership and the shooting sports for decades and now, I hope to further influence and help lead our NRA to connect non-members and millions of gun owners.
Communication is my platform. Just as each of us has a “gun” story, we have our own thoughts and feelings about the direction of the NRA. By listening to the full spectrum of views within our membership and by better communicating with each other, we can be much more effective. If elected, my goal will be to connect our current members, welcome new ones and share the importance of our message, our people, and programs within and beyond our organization.
Please take the time to share your “gun” story in the comments below and on social media as I will read them all. Throughout this election, I look forward to learning more about you and our members. Our stories together combine to make an extremely important unified story about freedom, and that is the heartbeat of the NRA.
About Julie Golob
Julie Golob is a decorated multi-time world and national champion, and a U.S. Army veteran, firearms instructor, and mother. Author of SHOOT: Your Guide to Shooting and Competition, Toys, Tools, Guns & Rules: A Children’s Book About Gun Safety and eBook resources, she is a prominent voice for sharing safe, responsible gun ownership throughout the firearms industry, the shooting sports, and beyond. Golob has been selected by National Rifle Association’s nominating committed to run for the 2018 Board of Directors. Learn more at JulieGolob.com and follow on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, and Youtube.