• Ryan Busse

    NIGHT #2
    “Responsibility: Democracy’s Critical Ingredient”

    Ryan Busse

    Ryan Busse is a former firearms executive who helped build one of the world’s most iconic gun companies and was nominated multiple times by industry colleagues for the prestigious Shooting Industry Person of The Year Award.

    As Ryan’s career progressed, he recognized that cultural touchstones of his youth were being twisted into troubling NRA extremism that he believed was radicalizing an entire nation. He spent nearly two decades finding ways to fight back from the inside, eventually leaving his career in 2020. In October 2021, he published his memoir becoming the first insider to tell the story of the firearms industry. Gunfight has received voluminous national praise as a deeply personal and critically important book.

    Busse is also an environmental advocate who served in many leadership roles for conservation organizations including as an advisor to the U.S. Senate Sportsmen’s Caucus and the Biden Presidential campaign. He remains a proud outdoorsman, gun owner, father, and resident of Montana.