Wayne LaPierre, Chief Executive Officer of the National Rifle Association(NRA), listens during a hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill January 30, 2013 in Washington, DC. The committee held the hearing with retired Astronaut Mark Kelly, husband of former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, Wayne LaPierre, Chief Executive Officer of the National Rifle Association, and others to testify about solutions to gun violence in the United States. AFP PHOTO/Brendan SMIALOWSKI (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
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In a letter obtained by KSDK-TV in St. Louis, Adolphus Busch IV, of the family that brings you more beers than you realize, resigns his NRA lifetime membership over the organization’s “distorted values.” He points out that most NRA members “see background checks as reasonable,” adding, “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.” Now he just needs to work on getting the other 3,999,999 members to joinhim.