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Anheuser-Busch Heir Quits NRA Over Gun Control Defeat

Adolphus Busch IV quits over NRA's “distorted values”


NewLettersCiting the National Rifle Association’s “distorted values” an heir to the Anheuser-Busch (NYSE:BUD) family has quit the organization.

Adolphus Busch IV — who was CEO of Anheuser-Busch when it was sold to InBev in 2008 — is upset with the NRA over the lobbying firm’s efforts to defeat the gun control bill, The Washington Post reports.

“The NRA I see today has undermined the values upon which it was established,” Busch wrote in a letter to the NRA. “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.”

Busch believes that the current policies of the NRA come as a result of the groups board being dominated by gun and ammunition manufacturers.

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