Kalispell resident Ryan Busse has announced he is running for MT governor in 2024 as the Democrat candidate. Busse is a critic of the NRA and the father of two boys who were involved in the climate change lawsuit against the state of Montana entitled, “Held vs State”.
HELENA, Mont. (AP) —
“Former firearms executive turned gun industry critic Ryan Busse is seeking the 2024 Democratic nomination to challenge first-term Republican Gov. Greg Gianforte in Montana.
Busse told The Associated Press about his intentions in advance of a planned public announcement Thursday. It’s his first run for public office.
If the 53-year-old from Kalispell makes it past next June’s primary, he faces an uphill battle in trying to unseat Gianforte, who is able to draw from immense personal wealth to bankroll his campaign and whose party has dominated Montana during recent election cycles. Former President Donald Trump won the state in 2020 with a 16-point advantage over Joe Biden.”
The article continued,
“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 in 2020, 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.”
You can read the rest of the article by clicking here. BY AMY BETH HANSON AND MATTHEW BROWN (AP)