That's just one of the tidbits you'll learn about the influential Montana gun rights advocate in a new High Country News profile.
Marbut also revealed the following:
- if he didn’t cast his own bullets, he couldn’t afford to shoot as much as he does: 10,000 to 15,000 rounds per year.
- he lives in "a model for energy conservation — high thermal mass, well insulated, active-passive solar" backed up by a fireplace. He says he spends less than $10 per year on
electricity heat from the grid.
- he also tends a large organic vegetable garden.
- after he left the Army he spent a year driving around Europe and North Africa.
Marbut and the Montana Shooting Sports Association are currently waiting for his precedent-setting Firearms Freedom Act to be heard by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Marbut expects the court to rule against the Act, and hopes the case ultimately reaches the U.S. Supreme Court.
UPDATE: Marbut is a media star. The Wall Street Journal published a front-page profile today. Worth noting: the story has more than 340 comments so far.