Busch beer heir has had it with the NRA

04/23/2013 6:29 AM

04/23/2013 6:29 AM

The National Rifle Association won the legislative fight against new gun-control measures but lost one of its prominent members. Adolphus Busch IV, who has been an NRA member since 1975, asked that his name be removed from the NRA membership roles. "The NRA I see today has undermined the values upon which it was established," he wrote in a letter to NRA president David Keene. "Your current strategic focus places a priority on the needs of gun and ammunition manufacturers while disregarding the opinions of your 4 million individual members" (74 percent of whom, he noted, support universal background checks).

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