By Tom Knighton
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Over and over again, we keep hearing how elected officials who received donations from the National Rifle Association were bought and paid for by the group. It’s virtually impossible to find a gun control advocate who doesn’t seem to believe that the NRA isn’t buying politicians. It seems to be a core part of their identity, a core belief necessary for inclusion into the anti-gun club.
With that logic, the recent gun control measures being advanced in New Mexico are clearly the result of politicians being bought and paid for by groups like Everytown, Brady, and Giffords.
Everytown for Gun Safety, a national gun-control advocacy group affiliated with former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, contributed nearly $400,000 to New Mexico Democrats and Democrat-friendly political action committees in last year’s election.
As the 2019 legislative session nears its end — marked by gun-control legislation that has incensed some New Mexicans, especially in rural areas — these big campaign bucks may play into gun-control opponents’ narrative about an out-of-state billionaire riding roughshod over gun owners by throwing money around.
On the other side of this divisive issue, the National Rifle Association spent only a fraction of Everytown’s amount. According to the …Read the Rest
Source:: Bearing Arms