Saturday, August 1, 2015

Anheuser-Busch heir resigns from NRA, trashes group's new direction

Adolphus A. Busch IV is a lifetime member of the NRA and heir to the generic, watered-down Anheuser-Busch fortune.

Anheuser-Busch heir resigns from NRA, trashes group's new direction

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Adolphus A. Busch IV is a lifetime member of the NRA and heir to the generic, watered-down Anheuser-Busch fortune. On Thursday, Busch sent a scathing letter of resignation to the NRA, indicating that the group's new focus advocated for gun and ammo manufacturers, not gun owners.

He emailed the letter to a St. Louis TV reporter and it has since made its way to the Internet.

I am simply unable to comprehend how assault weapons and large capacity magazines have a role in your vision. The NRA I see today has undermined the values on which it was established. Your current strategic focus places a priority on the needs of gun and ammunitions manufacturers rather than owners.

Busch also mentions that the NRA has reversed its position on background checks and doesn't effectively advocate for the needs and wants of hunters anymore. Busch joined the group in 1975.

You can read the full letter here. [KSDK]

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