Second Amendment Time to change beer?

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  1. Witch Doctor 01

    Witch Doctor 01 Mojo Maker

    Adolphus Busch IV resigns NRA membership

    6:29 PM, Apr 18, 2013 | 45 comments

    Kevin Held

    Leisa Zigman

    [​IMG] PDF Document: Read Adolphus Busch IV's letter to NRA

    By Leisa Zigman, I-Team Reporter

    ST. LOUIS (KSDK) - One day after the U.S. Senate rejected a bill that would have expanded background checks on guns, one of St. Louis' most powerful and staunch supporters of gun rights ended his lifetime membership with the National Rifle Association (NRA).

    In an email sent exclusively to NewsChannel 5's Leisa Zigman, Adolphus Busch IV, an heir to the Busch family fortune, asked the gun rights group to "immediately" remove his name from its membership roles.

    An avid environmentalist and hunter, guns have been a part of Busch's life since he was a child.

    "It's something you never forget being able to be in the outdoors with your father," Busch said in a 2005 interview with KSDK.

    Busch, whose great-grandfather founded Anheuser-Busch, made clear his position on guns and the people who legally use them.

    "Hunters put back everything they take out and more," he said at the time.

    Now, the man who joined the NRA in 1975 is cutting ties.

    In a letter addressed to NRA President David Keene, Busch writes, "It disturbs me greatly to see this rigid new direction of the NRA."

    "...One only has to ask why the NRA reversed its original position on background checks. Was it not the NRA position to support background checks when Mr. LaPierre himself stated in 1999 that NRA saw checks as 'reasonable'?"

    "...I fail to see how the NRA can disregard the overwhelming will of its members who see background checks as reasonable," Busch writes.

    On its website, the NRA fiercely opposed the Senate background check legislation, calling the amendment "misguided." It's clear from Busch's email he does not agree.

    "I am simply unable to comprehend how assault weapons and large capacity magazines have a role in your vision," he said. "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."

    "One only has to look at the makeup of the 75-member board of directors, dominated by manufacturing interests, to confirm my point. The NRA appears to have evolved into the lobby for gun and ammunition manufacturers rather than gun owners."

    NewsChannel 5 attempted to get comment from David Keene regarding Busch's letter, but we were told that he has yet to receive the letter and will not comment until he reads it.

  2. ditch witch

    ditch witch I do stupid crap, so you don't have to

    Well, I'll miss the Clydesdsales.
    Busch is swill anyway. Only Shiner/Guinness Black/Killians Irish may pass through the twin gates of our beer fridge.
  3. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey Moderator

    Considering the political environment in Colorado it would not surprise me if he did this to placate the government in the state. Maybe he made a deal to rescind his membership, to avoid his products being taxed into oblivion by the left for his "right wing" views....never know.

    I agree with @ditch witch though- his beer is swill.
  4. ghrit

    ghrit Bad company Administrator Founding Member

    Shifted to Yuengling years ago, but NRA's support for more background checks is misguided.
  5. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Monkey+++

    Drink all the Bud you want and enjoy the Clydesdale because he doesn't own the company anymore. He is basically a rich prick with an odd history.
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  6. mysterymet

    mysterymet Monkey+++

    What do bud lite and having sex in a canoe have in common?

    They're both f-ing too close to water.
  7. Seacowboys

    Seacowboys Senior Member Founding Member

    they can pour that mess back into the horse.
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  8. Airtime

    Airtime Monkey+++

    The Busch Family sold A-B about 5 years ago for something like 52 billion to a Belgum brewing dynasty called InBev and it was allegedly paid for with gold.

    Given some of the new flavors and brands that AB started producing after the purchase, best thing that has happened to AB in a long time.

  9. Airtime

    Airtime Monkey+++

    So you like the darker stout beers with modest hop levels and maybe slightly sweet. Good choice. If you want to experiment a little bit here are some other very good beers of a similar style I suspect you would very likely appreciate.
    Helles bock style beers - malty with a 30 Ibu hop level
    -- a few good choices: Mahr's Bock, Stieglbock,

    Doppelbock beers. These are fantastic. Similar to the helles bocks but a big more robust and chewy richness. Three step brewing process creating all kind of complex sugars that are wonderful. Paulaner Salvator (I like). Many of the doppelbock names end in "ator"

    Porter style - malty, mild, often a little sweet, chocolate hint
    -- try: Fullers London Porter, Anchor Porter, Seirra Nevada Porter, Snake Pit by Oaken Barrel in Greenwood Indiana.

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  10. There is a Canadian Lager called "Moose-head" that I have found to be quite refreshing; I believe them may use a hint of Mossette estrus as a top note.
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  11. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey Moderator

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  12. DMGoddess

    DMGoddess Monkey+++

    Don't drink beer, love the Clydesdales. Don't think that the horses should be deprived of fans because of what a FORMER owner does. I love my horsies too much.
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