A fourth member of the National Rifle Association’s Board of Directors resigned Monday, as turmoil within the gun-rights group continues to become public.
Julie Golob, a professional sport shooter, wrote in a post published on her website that she will not be completing her full 3-year term and gave notice of her resignation to NRA President Carolyn Meadows, Secretary John Frazer, and the members of the board.
“This was not a decision I made lightly,” she wrote. “I apologize to those members who have supported me that I will not be completing the full 3-year term. I also feel this is the best decision for me and my family. ”
“I wish the director who fills my vacancy and the rest of the board nothing but success. I will absolutely continue to support the NRA’s programs and sports as a proud benefactor member and active participant in the preservation of freedom,” she concluded.
The move comes days after three other members of the NRA board resigned, citing concerns over irresponsible spending by the gun advocacy organization’s leaders. The resignations came amid increasing public concern and debate about gun violence and gun control following recent back-to-back mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio.
Earlier this year, Oliver North, the NRA president, was forced out after expressing concerns about the group’s finances. He was also accused of attempting to help remove Chief Executive Officer Wayne LaPierre, who is now facing pressure to resign.