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WATCH: Anheuser-Busch Heir Quits NRA Because The Group Flip-Flopped On Background Checks

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WATCH: Anheuser-Busch Heir Quits NRA Because The Group Flip-Flopped On Background Checks


Adolphus Busch IV, great-grandson of the founder of beer giant Anheuser-Busch, has asked to have his name immediately removed from the National Rifle Association’s membership list after more than 38 years as a member.

The letter he sent to the group reveals his dismay at how the NRA has organized to defeat a policy it once endorsed — universal background checks:

One only has to ask why the NRA reversed its original position on background checks. Was it not the NRA’s position to support background checks when Mr. LaPierre himself stated in 1999 that NRA saw checks as ‘reasonable’?”

He also cited their opposition to a ban on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines.

How does the NRA influence Congress so effectively? This Washington Post infographic explains:

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  1. jmprint April 20, 2013


    1. july860 April 20, 2013

      I don’t know about you (well, yeah, I guess I kinda do), but I do not want to be ruled by the NRA nor live in a dictatorship; I want to live in a country where we do have our freedoms that DO NOT impinge on the freedoms of others…..

      1. jmprint April 20, 2013

        Me too, that’s why I speak for those that are no longer here, killed by ak assault rifles, where are their freedom and rights?

  2. Madelaine Ayers Henne April 20, 2013

    Finally, a man with a backbone!!

    1. JDavidS April 21, 2013

      And good sense.

  3. LaRae Bailey April 22, 2013

    I firmly believe in the constitution as written by our founding fathers in its entirety which is what the NRA is trying to protect. after the earlier decision by the NRA to support the gun control issues it did, the public and the members of the NRA raised holy hell with them for going along with a compromise. So when i came up again, they chose the path of no compromise. None of us are against the backround checks until it included our medical records and registration. why do we oppose registration? Because it is a next step to confiscation, and yes we think it will come, when they decide the new laws will not stop any gun deaths. Govonor Christy is proving that now, he has the second stricest gun laws that are not working to suit him so he is making them tighter. next year he will try to ban them and take them, when the new laws do not work either. I do not want the govt in my medical records, do you? moot point now since they passed the law to gain access to all electnics we have without judicial cause or oversight. bank accounts, emails, computers, phone calls and anything they choose. why do they need that without a warrant? freedom you say? wake up you do not have any worth having without the second amendment to ensure it. Bless the NRA and all who fight to keep it and all of our rights ours to enjoy.


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