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Fri May 24, 2019, 04:07 PM

NRA WROTE OP-EDS PUBLISHED UNDER NEW MEXICO SHERIFFS' NAMES TO PROTEST GUN CONTROL

Source: Newsweek

BILLS, DOCUMENTS REVEAL
BY ASHER STOCKLER ON 5/24/19 AT 2:23 PM EDT

The National Rifle Association (NRA) tried to influence New Mexico's gun control policies using the authority of local law enforcement as leverage, including drafting an op-ed that was subsequently published under individual sheriffs' names.

Emails seen by Newsweek which were first obtained through a public records request from Brady, a national gun violence prevention organization that advocates for stricter firearms laws, reveal how the NRA interacts with local officials. The correspondence, sent to the head of the New Mexico Sheriffs' Association (NMSA) and then forwarded to local sheriffs, were first described in a Brady report on Monday.

In a February email, an NRA representative forwarded wording about gun control proposals from an NRA lobbyist to NMSA Chairman and Cibola County Sheriff Tony Mace, along with a note explaining, "This is a draft to start submitting to local papers by the individual sheriffs."

"Law-abiding gun owners need to be alerted to several firearm-related bills being pushed at the Roundhouse by out-of-state gun control organizations," the 346-word letter began. "These measures make it harder for law-abiding New Mexicans to exercise their Second Amendment rights, waste scarce law enforcement resources, and do nothing to keep guns out of the hands of criminals."

Read more: https://www.newsweek.com/nra-lobbying-new-mexico-sheriffs-1431949?piano_t=1

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Reply NRA WROTE OP-EDS PUBLISHED UNDER NEW MEXICO SHERIFFS' NAMES TO PROTEST GUN CONTROL (Original post)
Judi Lynn May 24 OP
Stuart G May 24 #1
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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri May 24, 2019, 04:30 PM

1. k and r.. What else is there to say? NRA uses individual names, writes editorials?

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri May 24, 2019, 04:50 PM

2. Republicans are such frauds

That are clearly incapable of doing the right thing

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri May 24, 2019, 07:36 PM

3. So, is it still against the law

to impersonate a law enforcement officer ?

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat May 25, 2019, 09:02 AM

4. I still don't get it

Why would law enforcement officers want to make it easy for people to get guns that might end up pointed at THEM?

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat May 25, 2019, 09:04 AM

5. Kick

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