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Former gun industry insider explains why he left to fight for the other side

Gunfight author Ryan Busse was once a rising star in the gun industry. But he became disillusioned after Columbine when, he says, the NRA began to use "fear and conspiracy and hatred" to boost sales.

A clerk shows a customer an AR-15 style rifle at a gun show in Costa Mesa, Calif. in June 2021. Gun sales increased in the U.S, following COVID-19 pandemic lockdowns. Patrick T. Fallon/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Former gun industry insider explains why he left to fight for the other side

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From WHYY in Philadelphia