Former Editor Richard Venola was Guns & Ammo’s 12th Guns & Ammo News May 3rd, 2012 | More From Guns & Ammo News Share0 Tweet Email Share on Facebook.Share on Twitter.Share on Google+ Richard was born in Glendale, California, in 1958. His father was a service rifle competitor and a veteran of the military, so Richard gets his love of firearms and the outdoors naturally. A journalism major at the University of Montana in Missoula, Venola served in the Marine Corps from 1978 to 1996, first as enlisted before becoming an officer. After being honorably discharged, he then began freelancing as a gun writer before accepting a position as associate editor of RifleShooter magazine in 2004. In 2007, he was promoted to the position of Guns & Ammo‘s 12th editor. Richard was certainly one of the more colorful of the G&A helmsters, he possessed an encyclopedic knowledge of all things related to firearms. His vision of the magazine was that it should be fun as well as informative. Richard’s philosophy of not writing down to the readership resulted in some of the more interesting articles to appear in G&A‘s pages. He was succeeded by Guns & Ammo’s current and 13th editor, Jim Bequette. Share on Facebook.Share on Twitter.Share on Google+ Share0 Tweet Email Load Comments ( ) Don’t forget to sign up! Get the Top Stories from Guns & Ammo Delivered to Your Inbox Every Week To sign-up for our newsletter, check this box and submit your email address below. If you sign-up, then you acknowledge that your email address is valid, and that you have read and accept our Terms of Service Even More home-featured Show More Get the Guns & Ammo Newsletter FREE! Get the top stories delivered right to your inbox every week. To sign-up for our newsletter, check this box and submit your email address below. If you sign-up, then you acknowledge that your email address is valid, and that you have read and accept our Terms of Service 9 Awesomely Creative Ways to Kill ZombiesRead Now! Advertisement ▶ Now on Tablets! Subscribe & Save! Temporary Price Reduction! Subscribe Now Give a Gift | Subscriber Services WAIT!DON'T MISS A SINGLE ISSUE! Get 12 issues for the low price of just $9! Subscribe!