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Report: University's CFO Resigns Instead of Leaving Gun Board

Report: University's CFO Resigns Instead of Leaving Gun Board
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By    |   Tuesday, 13 March 2018 08:11 PM

Under the gun to resign from the board of an AR-15 rifle maker, a Catholic university administrator quit her school job instead, the Miami Herald reported.

Anita Britt, who became chief financial officer at St. Thomas University in Miami Gardens, Fla., in January — and a board member of American Outdoor Brands on Feb. 6 — resigned Tuesday, according to the school's president, the Rev. Monsignor Franklyn Casale.

American Outdoor Brands is the parent company of Smith & Wesson, the maker of guns such as the AR-15, the weapon used in the Feb. 14 shootings at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School that left 17 dead.

Casale told the Herald the public reaction to Britt's holding both positions convinced him to take a stand.

"After my statement of this past Friday, it has become clear that many of the sensible and reasonable solutions to this gun epidemic, which have been discussed previously, were becoming less and less clear," Casale said, the Miami Herald reported.

"Accordingly, [Monday] I advised Ms. Britt that she needed to make a choice of either resigning her role on American Outdoor Brands, or her role as CFO at St. Thomas University, but that she could not continue on both. Ms. Britt informed me this afternoon that she has decided to resign her position at St. Thomas University."

"I came to the conclusion that St. Thomas was being associated with gun violence and that was not an image I thought was good for the university," he added, the Herald reported.

She will not be leaving penniless: The gunmaker maker pays its board members more than $100,000 per year, the Herald reported.

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A Catholic university administrator quit her school job instead succumbing to pressure to resign from the board of an AR-15 rifle maker, according to the Miami Herald.
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