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Guns & Ammo's 12th and current editor, Richard Venola
Richard was born in Glendale, California, in 1958.
father was a service rifle competitor, so Richard
love of firearms and the outdoors naturally.
A journalism major at the University of Montana in Missoula, Venola served two stints in the Marine Corps-one as an enlisted man and the other as an officer.
After being demobbed, he
then took a variety of jobs until signing on as associate editor of RifleShooter
in 2004 (ironically, three days after being declared "unemployable" by the state of Arizona due to a severe back injury).
In less than three years he was named to the position of G&A editor and hasn't looked back since.
is certainly one of the more colorful of the G&A helmsters, possessed of an encyclopedic knowledge of all manner of arcana, especially when it pertains to his
vision of the magazine is that it should be fun as well as informative.
Richard's philosophy of not writing down to the readership has resulted in some of the more interesting and provocative articles to appear in G&A's pages.
as affable an individual as you would want to meet, and nothing is too much work for him on both a personal and professional level.
has assembled a fine stable of writers, and there is no question, with Richard
in charge, Guns & Ammo is entering one of its best and most entertaining phases.