Where a former gun industry executive draws the line on gun culture sustainability

Where a former gun industry executive draws the line on gun culture sustainability

2 slides Credit: Courtesy of Public Affairs Books Cover of Gunfight The phrase gun culture means different things to different people. Gun enthusiasts herald and defend their constitutional right to own and use firearms. On the other hand, many gun control advocates view gun culture in the United States as a national shame, one that makes us world leaders in gun ownership and violence. The polarization between these two camps is well-chronicled, and former firearms executive Ryan Busse finds himself smack in the middle. He calls himself “a proud outdoorsman, gun owner, father, and resident of Montana.” If there is a reasonable, sustainable middle ground between gun rights and gun control, Busse may know better than most where to plant that flag. His new book is Gunfight: My Battle Against the Industry that Radicalized America . “My story, like the story of our nation, is complex. To understand it all, we need to know the truth about how our country’s fascination with guns, power and radicalization forms the framework of our modern existence.” -Ryan Busse in Gunfight Ryan Busse grew up in a family that valued guns as useful tools. He has fond memories of learning about them from his father and has passed that tradition down to his children. He grew up in a time when the National Rifle Association stood for and promoted responsible gun ownership and ethics. But he saw that stance, and the relationship between the NRA and the gun industry, change over the years […]

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