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Associate Editor
RifleShooter Magazine

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Guns & Ammo

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Guns & Ammo

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University of Montana


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Richard was born in Glendale, California, in 1958. His father was a service rifle competitor, so Richard gets his 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.
Richard 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 first love-firearms. 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.
He's 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. Venola 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.


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"We are locked in a struggle with powerful forces in this country who will do anything to destroy the Second Amendment," said Richard Venola, a former editor of Guns & Ammo. "The time for ceding some rational points is gone."

Yes. Fuck rational points. What you need up in here is some honest-to-god irrational people whose sole qualification for writing is that they love guns the very mostest, even if they are actually really terrible people like one Mr. Richard Venola.
Mr. Venola, the former Guns & Ammo editor, described the relationship between the magazine's editors and the gun makers as a necessarily cozy one. "You have to be in cahoots with the manufacturer, in order to make the publication appeal to the readership," he said. "Say you write about boats. At some point you're going to end up on the sun deck of a boat, downing sundowners after testing one, with the guy who makes it. It's just how it happens."
(Mr. Venola had murder charges against him dismissed in Arizona last year. He said he was defending himself after fatally shooting a neighbor during an argument.)
Gun-grabbing Dick Metcalf, who said 16 hours of mandated gun safety training before you could get a concealed carry permit is not the same as getting sent to FEMA camps, is clearly one thousand times more of a monster than murder-y Richard Venola.


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Our torture team Payton Miller and Richard Venola expose a Smith & Wesson 1911 to the ultimate hot oil treatment to see if it can take the heat -- breaded with onion rings!


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“We are locked in a struggle with powerful forces in this country who will do anything to destroy the Second Amendment,� said Richard Venola, a former editor of Guns & Ammo. “The time for ceding some rational points is gone.�


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Home More Archives Guns & Ammo's 12th and current editor, Richard Venola

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Guns & Ammo's 12th and current editor, Richard Venola
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Richard was born in Glendale, California, in 1958. His father was a service rifle competitor, so Richard gets his 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.
Richard 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 first love-firearms. 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.
He's 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. Venola 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.

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