Tuesday, October 1, 2013

County Commissioners [heart] the NRA

Posted By on Tue, Oct 1, 2013 at 11:30 AM

click to enlarge El Paso County Commissioners pose with an NRA spokesperson.
  • El Paso County Commissioners pose with an NRA spokesperson.

Continuing a long tradition of unabashed support for the National Rifle Association, the El Paso County Commissioners today accepted a $3,500 donation from the NRA Foundation to the sheriff's budget.

Commissioners chimed in with thanks and praise for the NRA during the acceptance. Chair Dennis Hisey noted he was a "lifetime member" and said to an NRA representative in the crowd, "I do attend your annual fundraising here and have a great time and usually come away with a trinket of some sort β€” some of them bigger than others.”

The comment elicited knowing chuckles.

Sheriff Terry Maketa took it a step farther saying, "The NRA is painted out to be this evil entity, but the reality is it’s a culmination of us, it is our community ... The NRA is the citizens of El Paso County; we are the NRA.”

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