Sunday, April 21, 2013

Adolphus A. Busch IV Resigns NRA Lifetime Membership

Adolphus A. Busch IV, heir the Busch family brewing fortune, penned a letter indicating his “formal resignation” of his lifetime National Rifle Association membership. The letter, sent to KSDK, cites the NRA’s opposition to background checks and criticizes the organization’s “distorted values.”

“It disturbs me greatly to see this rigid new direction of the NRA,” Busch wrote. “Was it not the NRA position to support background checks when Mr. LaPierre himself stated in 1999 that NRA saw the checks as ‘reasonable’?”

“I am simply unable to comprehend how assault weapons and large capacity magazines have a role in your vision,” he later added. “The NRA appears to have evolved into the lobby for gun and ammunition manufacturers instead of gun owners. … [I] must take this action based upon my personal feelings toward the distorted values I see emerging within the NRA.”


  1. What, no comment about how irresponsible it is for someone who makes beer to be involved with guns?

    Well, given how wrong he is, I can't say I'm sorry to see him leave.

  2. I'm sure he feels that "high gravity lagers" ( like Anheuser Busch's "Hurricane") have no place in America- whose only purpose is to get people drunk as fast and cheap as possible. He probably also thinks it should be a crime for an adult to buy a beer and give it to another adult without the use of a licensed alcohol server.

    1. I wonder if he'd accept limitations on cheap, Saturday-night beers, given the poor quality of his family's brews. And, of course, we must limit the size of bottles--no 40oz. assault beers. In New York, bottles will be limited to 7oz., and screw-on caps cannot be allowed--no threaded barrels, after all.

    2. Nice! Love the Snark.