Eddy County Sheriff denies influence from National Rifle Association in opposing gun bills

Eddy County Sheriff denies influence from National Rifle Association in opposing gun bills

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Eddy County Sheriff Mark Cage denies there was collusion between New Mexico sheriffs and the National Rifle Association on gun control legislation earlier this year in Santa Fe. Eddy County Sheriff Mark Cage denied accusations from gun control advocates that he and other New Mexico sheriffs were influenced by the National Rifle Association earlier this year in opposing state gun control laws passed during the last legislative session. Brady, a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit gun control group obtained emails through public records requests which allegedly showed the New Mexico Sheriff’s Association (NMSA) received "extensive help" from the NRA in campaigning against recently-passed State gun regulations. "The documents Brady acquired reveal that the NRA was actively involved in the NMSA’s efforts in drafting the Declaration; recruiting sheriffs to lobby state and political politicians to oppose the (gun violence prevention) bills and to adopt so-called Second Amendment Sanctuary Resolutions; and encouraging sheriffs to not enforce state laws," read the Brady report. "The NRA’s traditional mantra of ‘enforce the current laws in existence’ rings hollow alongside this systematic campaign to encourage law enforcement not to enforce laws that it does not like." Cage said Brady’s efforts were politically biased. “Brady is a politically motivated group. They did this Inspection of Public Records Act (IPRA) request, it was a fishing expedition,” said Cage who serves as the sergeant at arms for the New Mexico Sheriffs Association. “They had no reason for this, except for political motivation trying to smear us and it’s offensive to […]

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