Fmr. firearms exec. running as Dem. candidate for Montana Governor’s race

Ryan Busse, a former firearms executive and author, wants to be the Democratic candidate for governor of Montana. Busse, a vocal critic of the gun industry, has launched his campaign is a state that’s number one in the U.S. for gun ownership per household. 
» Subscribe to MSNBC:

Follow MSNBC Show Blogs
ReidOut Blog:

MSNBC delivers breaking news, in-depth analysis of politics headlines, as well as commentary and informed perspectives. Find video clips and segments from The Rachel Maddow Show, Morning Joe, The Beat with Ari Melber, Deadline: White House, The ReidOut, All In, Last Word, 11th Hour, and Alex Wagner who brings her breadth of reporting experience to MSNBC primetime. Watch “Alex Wagner Tonight” Tuesday through Friday at 9pm Eastern.

Connect with MSNBC Online
Subscribe to the MSNBC Daily Newsletter:
Find MSNBC on Facebook:
Follow MSNBC on Twitter:
Follow MSNBC on Instagram:

#msnbc #montana #gunowners

You May Also Like


Add yours
  1. 2
    Dean F

    A small percentage of gun owners hunt, less than 15%.
    That's why the left equates the 2nd Amendment with hunting, so they can ban the most popular firearms.
    Hunting firearms are useless for self-defense…

  2. 4
    Pisacha Nation

    There are 393,000,000M privately owned guns in the US. Of that number, around 20,000,000M of them are AR-15 style long guns. I cannot think of any single reason why any private citizen needs to have that style of long gun in their possession in the US.

    Don't give me the lame excuses of protecting my family and home, protecting my country if we are invaded by a foreign enemy, etc. Those reasons are why we have the military which includes the National Guard, and the Coast Guard. We also have City Police Departments, Township Police, County Sheriffs, and State Police Departments.
    We have an over abundance of hand guns that are available for citizens to purchase. Why is it that State and Federal legislators Will Not pass bills for mandatory background checks on people legally purchasing firearms in their states? What are they afraid of? Backlash from the NRA, or the cutoff of the mighty money they are paid every year to continue with the status quo? Money and Power has everything to do with that scenario. Why won't congress entertain the idea of banning the sale of butt stocks and silencers? The same reasons as the above!

  3. 5
    T. R. Campbell

    Good for him. We must realize that there are a huge plethora of gun owners out there who are Democrats. It’s good that we have a candidate who supports the second amendment.

  4. 10

    Sorry, Mr. Busse you are wrong about coastal people's opinions on guns. What we disagree on is the ownership and use of automatic weapons, which are NEVER used for hunting. It isn't the ownership of guns, it’s the weapon that has become the most widely used in mowing down as many people as possible in the shortest period, like children in schools, innocent people in churches, clubs, on the streets, etc. I personally grew up around guns, but I have no need or reason to own one today. My home has deadbolts on the doors and my dog is the best alarm system there is on this planet. You don't even have to try and enter this house; he warns me if your even on this property.

  5. 11

    If there is one gun owner that absolutely knows OF ONE CHILD OR ADULT… That is truly willing to lay down their life for those crazies that "MUST" have a Support Therapy weapon of choice JUST to HIGHLY protect the rights … Step up with the name.

  6. 12
    Alisha Grauso

    He didn't really answer any of Stephanie's questions. He just kept repeating the same thing. I mean, good for him, but like…people can tell when someone sticks to a script.

  7. 15
    Andrew Ragos Landstad

    He is a Republicans hiding under the flag of Democracy. They win as Democratz and turn Republicans after a few weeks, You can no longer win as Republican in any state. Its cruelty that drive Republicans agenda, hard to win on Disloyalty to America so they run as Defenders of Democracy.
    Dig reporters dig deep and follow the trail support to NRA or other lobbies trying to crush the rule of Law. Dig Dig Dig and dig deep.

  8. 17

    Busse is saying all the right things! I also believe there are a lot of gun owners that are Dem. Responsible is the KEY word here!

  9. 19

    Common sense can protect us from bad gun laws and have guns.

    I personally don’t own a gun or want one though I believe responsible is possible with the right laws

  10. 20
    Xela somar

    Could be a wolf in sheep's clothing, ala Manchin or Sinema. Don't trust CEOs to have the interest of the avg citizen in mind, and specially one from gun manufacturing.

    Instead of asking generic questions about guns, why didn't she ask specifics, like where does he stand with banning things like AR-15?

  11. 23
    Canadian Sociologist

    Rights AND Responsibilities. Bravo. There's the bumper sticker for the 2nd Amendment. If you must have guns as symbols of "Americana", then understand what those symbols are. They ain't apple pie, that's for sure.

  12. 25
    T H.

    That's what lying Cheating Republicans do. They can't win the popular vote so they plant fake democrats. Example Kristin Sinema and Joe Manchin. I like what he says I pray he's not lying.

  13. 27
    Mike Etgen

    I read his book as soon as I heard of it and it was one of the soundest and most thoughtful reads I've ever encountered. The guy in the interview is authentic and his perspectives are spot on. I truly hope there are as many responsible Montanans as he feels that there are. He made the stakes very clear. This is way more about democracy than guns.

  14. 28
    Stop the Lies

    MS NBC has become a propaganda station constantly focusing on the bs activities of Donald Trump, instead of focusing on other presidential candidates, the failure of Joe Biden‘s presidency, the strikes all over the country. They are using Donald Trump as a distraction. This is a propaganda station owned by Brian L Roberts, the other Rupert Murdoch boycott MSNBC

  15. 33
    Ravyne Hawke

    I grew up in rural Virginia. . My dad was an advent hunter, but when he came home, he cleaned and locked up his rifles. I am a Democratic Socialist and vote with Democrats. I know there can be better safety laws on the books without people giving up their 2nd Amendment rights. I hope Ryan Busse can get his messsage across to voters and win.

  16. 34

    Do Americans ever wonder how European countries, in fact every other civilized country in the world, get by without everyone buying guns? Why we are not held up, our homes invaded and our children attacked every day without having the means to defend ourselves? (The answer is, you don't need a gun if others also don't have guns to attack you and your children. And we don't have mass killings every day.)

  17. 36
    Linda Kelley

    Montana will be a tough sell, look at who they elected, Gianforte had nothing to offer but his own special interests and they shockingly elected him, something tells me gun safety isnt on thier radar.

  18. 37
    Alan Hart

    He's a REPUBLICAN ! Trying to slip into a Democratic spot so he can flip once he is in ! Talk is cheap ! DON'T LET HIM IN !

  19. 38

    First of all we need to change prisons and jails, everybody should be in solitary confinement starting jail, no TVs, day rooms all of that. You are in prison not club med.

  20. 42
    A I

    Americans don't even realize how insane they appear to the rest of the world with their OBSESSION with guns and violence. Daily mass shootings mean nothing anymore.

  21. 44
    canadian pharmacies shipping to usa

    Hello would you mind stating which blog platform you’re working with? I’m planning to start my own blog in the near future but I’m having a difficult time making a decision between BlogEngine/Wordpress/B2evolution and Drupal. The reason I ask is because your layout seems different then most blogs and I’m looking for something unique. P.S Apologies for getting off-topic but I had to ask!

  22. 48
    canadian pharmacy online

    I really love your blog.. Excellent colors & theme. Did you make this web site yourself? Please reply back as I’m attempting to create my own personal site and would like to learn where you got this from or exactly what the theme is named. Appreciate it!

  23. 49
    canadian pharmacy

    That is really fascinating, You’re an excessively professional blogger. I’ve joined your feed and look ahead to in the hunt for more of your excellent post. Additionally, I have shared your web site in my social networks

  24. 50

    Just want to say your article is as astounding. The clarity to your submit is just great and that i could suppose you are knowledgeable in this subject. Well with your permission let me to take hold of your feed to keep up to date with drawing close post. Thanks 1,000,000 and please carry on the gratifying work.

  25. 51

    I am not certain where you are getting your information, but great topic. I needs to spend a while studying more or figuring out more. Thank you for magnificent info I used to be looking for this info for my mission.

  26. 53

    magnificent issues altogether, you simply won a emblem new reader. What would you recommend in regards to your submit that you made a few days ago? Any certain?

  27. 56
    on line pharmacy

    First of all I want to say excellent blog! I had a quick question which I’d like to ask if you do not mind. I was curious to find out how you center yourself and clear your head prior to writing. I have had a difficult time clearing my thoughts in getting my thoughts out there. I do take pleasure in writing however it just seems like the first 10 to 15 minutes are usually wasted simply just trying to figure out how to begin. Any suggestions or hints? Cheers!

  28. 57
    online pharmacy canada

    Greetings from Los angeles! I’m bored to tears at work so I decided to browse your website on my iphone during lunch break. I enjoy the info you present here and can’t wait to take a look when I get home. I’m surprised at how fast your blog loaded on my mobile .. I’m not even using WIFI, just 3G .. Anyways, great site!

  29. 61
    canada online pharmacies

    Nice post. I was checking continuously this blog and I am impressed! Very useful info specially the last part 🙂 I care for such info a lot. I was seeking this certain information for a long time. Thank you and good luck.

  30. 62

    Hello there, You have done an incredible job. I’ll certainly digg it and personally recommend to my friends. I’m sure they will be benefited from this site.

  31. 63
    online canadian pharmacy

    Hello there! I know this is kinda off topic however I’d figured I’d ask. Would you be interested in exchanging links or maybe guest authoring a blog article or vice-versa? My blog addresses a lot of the same topics as yours and I think we could greatly benefit from each other. If you happen to be interested feel free to shoot me an email. I look forward to hearing from you! Terrific blog by the way!

  32. 64
    canada pharmacy

    Howdy, I think your web site may be having web browser compatibility issues. Whenever I take a look at your blog in Safari, it looks fine but when opening in I.E., it has some overlapping issues. I simply wanted to give you a quick heads up! Aside from that, excellent blog!

  33. 65
    online pharmacies in usa

    Magnificent goods from you, man. I’ve understand your stuff previous to and you’re just extremely wonderful. I really like what you’ve acquired here, really like what you are stating and the way in which you say it. You make it entertaining and you still care for to keep it wise. I can’t wait to read far more from you. This is actually a wonderful web site.

  34. 66

    It’s perfect time to make some plans for the longer term and it is time to be happy. I have read this post and if I may just I want to suggest you few interesting things or advice. Perhaps you can write next articles referring to this article. I want to read more issues about it!

  35. 67
    online pharmacies canada

    Attractive section of content. I just stumbled upon your website and in accession capital to assert that I acquire in fact enjoyed account your blog posts. Anyway I will be subscribing to your augment and even I achievement you access consistently fast.

  36. 69
    canadian pharmaceuticals online

    Please let me know if you’re looking for a article writer for your site. You have some really great posts and I believe I would be a good asset. If you ever want to take some of the load off, I’d absolutely love to write some articles for your blog in exchange for a link back to mine. Please send me an e-mail if interested. Regards!

  37. 71
    online pharmacies in usa

    I must thank you for the efforts you’ve put in penning this blog. I’m hoping to see the same high-grade content from you later on as well. In fact, your creative writing abilities has inspired me to get my own, personal blog now 😉

  38. 72
    canada online pharmacy

    Hello! Someone in my Facebook group shared this website with us so I came to check it out. I’m definitely loving the information. I’m bookmarking and will be tweeting this to my followers! Superb blog and fantastic design.

  39. 74
    on line pharmacy

    I seriously love your blog.. Excellent colors & theme. Did you make this amazing site yourself? Please reply back as I’m wanting to create my own site and want to learn where you got this from or what the theme is called. Thanks!

  40. 75
    online pharmacy canada

    Superb blog! Do you have any helpful hints for aspiring writers? I’m hoping to start my own site soon but I’m a little lost on everything. Would you suggest starting with a free platform like WordPress or go for a paid option? There are so many options out there that I’m totally overwhelmed .. Any ideas? Bless you!

  41. 76

    When I initially left a comment I appear to have clicked on the -Notify me when new comments are added- checkbox and now whenever a comment is added I get 4 emails with the same comment. Perhaps there is an easy method you are able to remove me from that service? Cheers!

  42. 77
    canadian pharmacies

    Hey, I think your site might be having browser compatibility issues. When I look at your website in Opera, it looks fine but when opening in Internet Explorer, it has some overlapping. I just wanted to give you a quick heads up! Other then that, wonderful blog!

  43. 79
    canadian pharmacies

    Wonderful blog! I found it while surfing around on Yahoo News. Do you have any tips on how to get listed in Yahoo News? I’ve been trying for a while but I never seem to get there! Cheers

  44. 81

    My developer is trying to persuade me to move to .net from PHP. I have always disliked the idea because of the expenses. But he’s tryiong none the less. I’ve been using Movable-type on various websites for about a year and am worried about switching to another platform. I have heard very good things about Is there a way I can import all my wordpress content into it? Any kind of help would be really appreciated!

Comments are closed.