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Have a Budweiser this weekend to toast Busch brewing heir

Posted By Rob Schofield On April 19, 2013 @ 11:17 am In Uncategorized | Comments Disabled

Who said fabulously rich people don’t occasionally do and say some really smart things? As the Huffington Post reports [1]:

WASHINGTON — Adolphus Busch IV, heir to the Busch family brewing fortune, resigned his lifetime membership in the National Rifle Association on Thursday, writing in a letter to NRA President David Keene, “I fail to see how the NRA can disregard the overwhelming will of its members who see background checks as reasonable.”

The resignation, first reported by KSDK [2], came a day after the Senate rejected a series of amendments to a gun control bill, including a bipartisan deal to expand background checks for gun sales. The NRA had vigorously opposed all those measures.

“The NRA I see today has undermined the values upon which it was established,” wrote Busch. “Your current strategic focus clearly places priority on the needs of gun and ammunition manufacturers while disregarding the opinions of your 4 million individual members.”

Read the entire story by clicking here [1].


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[1] the Huffington Post reports: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/04/18/adolphus-busch-iv-nra_n_3112750.html?utm_hp_ref=mostpopular

[2] reported by KSDK: http://www.ksdk.com/news/article/376098/3/KSDK-Exclusive-Adolphus-Busch-IV-resigns-NRA-membership-

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