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Gun-control group: New Mexico sheriffs' emails show NRA help

Gun-control group: New Mexico sheriffs' emails show NRA help

The Associated Press
May 20, 2019 01:34 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A nonprofit that pushes for gun control laws nationwide says emails obtained through public records requests show New Mexico sheriffs received extensive help from the National Rifle Association in their stance against state gun-control legislation.

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Brady, a Washington, D.C.-based organization, included excerpts from the emails in a report Monday, saying NRA representatives penned op-ed drafts for the sheriffs and used the New Mexico Sheriffs Association to advance its agenda.

Brady requested the emails from sheriffs under the state records act after more than two dozen of them declared they would not enforce gun-control laws approved by the Legislature this year.

Cibola County Sheriff Tony Mace, the president of the sheriffs association, says a lobbyist for the NRA assisted his association with legislative testimony, but did not direct it to take specific actions.

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