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Adolphus Busch IV Drops NRA Membership

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ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - One of the biggest names in the NRA is cutting ties with the organization.

Adolphus Busch the Fourth has asked the National Rifle Association to remove his name from its membership roles.

He did it one day after the U.S. Senate rejected a bill that would have expanded background checks on guns.

In a letter, distributed by Glennon Public Relations Consultants of St. Louis, Busch said “I fail to see how the NRA can disregard the overwhelming will of its members who see background checks as reasonable.” He went on to say ” I am simply unable to comprehend how assault weapons and large capacity magazines have a role in your vision.”

Adolphus Busch the Fourth called himself a staunch supporter of gun rights and an avid environmentalist and hunter. He said he has historically been a staunch defender of the NRA purpose and tradition in representing the interests of gun owners. But, in his letter he wrote “I ask that you immediately remove my name from your membership roles and provide me an acknowledgement of this action.”

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