Former firearms executive turned gun industry critic Ryan Busse is seeking the 2024 Democratic nomination to challenge first-term Republican Governor Greg Gianforte in Montana.
So that’s Busse’s endgame.
He is going to tryband roll his gun industry turncoat fame into political office.
But Busse suggested that Republicans are vulnerable in the state after failing to keep housing prices affordable, not taking action to prevent potential property tax increases and threatening women’s health care by passing several abortion restrictions.
He isn’t running for Montanans. Hes running for Californians who moved to Montana. He’s banking on Montaba being North Colorado where remote working Californians have eclipsed the native conservative population.
During a 25-year career in the firearms industry, Busse said, he directed the sale of almost 3 million guns from the manufacturer Kimber America. But he became disaffected as the increasingly politicized industry began aggressively marketing military-style assault rifles such as those used in numerous mass shootings.
Since leaving the industry, Busse has served as a policy adviser for Biden’s 2020 campaign and written a book and articles highly critical of the National Rifle Association and gun manufacturers.
His remonstrations against America’s gun culture could become a flashpoint in the campaign given the strong support for gun rights in Montana politics. Busse, who favors background checks before purchases but opposes bans on assault rifles, predicted Republicans will portray him as anti-gun.
“I know there’s a vast, frustrated majority out there that are decent, responsible gun owners, and those are the people I represent,” he said.
I wonder what gave everyone the idea he was anti-gun. Maybe writing a book where he portrayed the entire gun industry as having decided to profit off mass murder and crime while he was the lone voice of reason and dignity might be part of that.
Busse’s two sons were among 16 young plaintiffs in a high-profile climate change lawsuit that resulted in a groundbreaking ruling last month that said Montana agencies were violating their constitutional right to a clean and healthy environment by allowing fossil fuel development without considering greenhouse gas emissions.
This is, perhaps, the most egregious claim against him.
That ruling was a farce and will destroy the energy industry in Montana.
Busse wants to lower property taxes for Californians who work from zoom while putting put of work Montanans in oil, natural gas, and coal.
Every part of this guy’s platform is a piece of shit.
He really is a slimebag who has made his career turning on everyone and everything to advance himself among the Left.