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Mon May 20, 2019, 06:48 PM

Emails show NRA link to U.S. sheriffs who promoted gun 'sanctuaries'

Source: Reuters


Emails show NRA link to U.S. sheriffs who promoted gun 'sanctuaries'

Daniel Trotta

(Reuters) - The National Rifle Association was more deeply involved than previously disclosed in the formation of a movement that encouraged county sheriffs not to enforce some gun-control laws, a U.S. gun-control advocacy group said on Monday, based on public records it obtained.

Under the so-called Second Amendment sanctuary movement, county sheriffs in at least four states have vowed to refuse to enforce laws that they consider to be infringements on the U.S. constitutional right to keep and bear arms.

The movement has been widespread in New Mexico, Oregon, Washington and Illinois, where elected sheriffs and county commissioners have taken particular exception to “red flag” laws designed to take guns away from people legally deemed to be a threat to themselves or others.

The Brady group focused its public records search on New Mexico, where earlier this year 25 of the state’s 33 counties passed resolutions to support sheriffs who refuse to enforce firearms laws they consider unconstitutional.

The NRA on Monday denied playing any role in the sanctuary movement, saying it only communicated with New Mexico sheriffs about defeating state gun-control legislation by drafting editorials, analyses and fact sheets that were shared among the sheriffs.


Read more: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-guns-sanctuary/emails-show-nra-link-to-u-s-sheriffs-who-promoted-gun-sanctuaries-idUSKCN1SQ2H0

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Eugene May 2019 OP
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Mon May 20, 2019, 07:02 PM

1. Sworn constitutional bullshit......

its tried to infect many LE organizations. My brother and myself walked away from one when many who weren't even in LE were given associate membership. Turns out later here in NY they got themselves in trouble.

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