I’m not a big beer drinker. But I’ll treat myself to a cold one a little more often now…and it will definitely be an Anheuser-Busch product. That’s because Adolphus Busch IV just resigned his lifetime membership in the National Rifle Association.
It seems Busch was upset over the NRA’s refusal to listen to its members who support universal background checks. In his resignation letter, he wrote, “The NRA I see today has undermined the values upon which it was established. 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.”
I don’t know if Busch has been a large donor to the NRA, but his resignation has made news and is an obvious embarrassment to an organization that fraudulently purports to represent hunters and sport shooters. Instead, it has ignored the wishes of its membership in order to kowtow to the greedy and murderous wishes of our nation’s gun manufacturers.
So thank you, Mr. Busch. This Bud’s for you!