Guns, Shooting, The NRA, and More with Julie Golob

It’s time to tune in for another great episode of TacticalPay radio! This week, we covered a variety of topics with Julie Golob on the show.

Julie is a world shooting champion, Army veteran, author, and all-around gun ambassador who is currently running for a seat on the NRA Board of Directors (#JULIEGFORNRA). As you’ll hear, Julie had a lot of insights to share on finding success in the world of firearms, gun rights, and the NRA.

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Episode Highlights

  • How Julie G was selected to run for a spot on the NRA’s Board of Directors.
  • What Julie G says to friends and family who pick her brain on guns and gun rights.
  • How she wrote her children’s book “Toys, Tools, Guns, & Rules”.
  • Her expectations for the upcoming NRA convention in Dallas.
  • Plus so much more!

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Julie Golob

Julie is a self-proclaimed daddy’s girl who started her journey with shooting when she was small. She’d go to the range on weekends and spend afternoons hunting with her father in upstate New York. From there, she began shooting competitively, having her first match as only a 14 year old.

A mere 3 years after her first competition, Julie earned a spot in the United States Practical Shooting Association’s (USPSA) National Championship. From there, she was offered a prestigious letter of acceptance to the Army’s Action Shooting Team.

From there, she completed basic training and was off to the races. Claiming ladies titles at the USPSA Limited (iron sighted pistol) and Open (race gun with compensator and optics) National Championships as well as earning the Ladies World Speed Shooting Champion title. The first and only Five Division USPSA Ladies National Champion, her accomplishments in shooting are beyond impressive.

With such a strong background with firearms, Julie has gone on to be a successful instructor and author, as well as being on a number of shows (both on TV and podcasts) all around shooting. She is now campaigning for a spot on the NRA Board of Directors! Few others fit the mold of an ambassador for firearms quite like Julie.

Julie’s Book: Toys, Tools, Guns & Rules

Firearms safety is an important thing for any business or organization to consider, but especially individuals. It’s crucial to teach children at a young age to respect firearms and always follow safety instructions.

Julie Golob understands all of this, and has used her knowledge and experience to write a children’s book all about gun safety. It’s called Toys, Tools, Guns & Rules. Julie’s philosophy is that we talk to kids about the dangers of fire, drugs, strangers, drowning, and more—but not about guns. With so many guns out there in the world, talking with children about firearm safety can only bring positive results. Furthermore, it’s the perfect way to ensure that the next generation of responsible, engaged gun owners thrives.

The book helps every parent start these important conversations with children in the easiest way possible. The story breaks the ice with a tough topic by comparing firearms to other potentially dangerous adult tools. Colorful illustrations, done by Nancy Batra, help keep children engaged and entertained as they learn.

TacticalPay Featured Community Organization of The Week

Each week, we select and recognize a “TacticalPay Featured Community Organization of the Week”. Created to showcase a community organization that is doing important work related to the firearms community, we our team select one organization each week from hundreds of local clubs, shooting groups, hunting and wildlife organizations, education and advocacy organizations, and other firearms related community organizations. The featured organization is selected by our show’s producer, so if you know of a community organization that you believe is doing excellent work on behalf of the broader firearms community that you’d like to see recognized, drop us a line.

This week, we’ve got a great one for you!

Pink Pistols

Founded in Spring of 2000 in Boston, they advocate the use of lawfully-owned and legally-carried firearms for responsible self-defense of the LGBT community. There are chapters all across the United States and Canada. The chapters encourage members to get as much training as they are able, to assure safety and security when in public.

According to recent FBI hate crime statistics, sexual orientation or perceived sexual orientation, along with gender identity and perceived gender identity, are the second most prevalent reason for bias crime in America, second only to race.

Pink Pistols have done, and continue to do much work within their communities to educate others about the importance of self-defense.

If you can’t find a chapter near you, they encourage folks to consider starting one! The instructions, along with more information on their history, are in the Pink Pistols Utility Manual, which can be found online. They are partnered with Operation Blazing Sword, who provides an interactive map of LGBT-friendly firearms trainers and service providers across North America.

So to Pink Pistols, we say, we appreciate your work on behalf of the firearms community!