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NRA shapes sheriffs' opposition to gun laws : 'Red flags' don't fly in 'sanctuary' campaign

May 21, 2019 - USA Today

In a rural pocket of New Mexico, Sheriff Ian Fletcher fights back against new state firearm laws he calls unconstitutional.

Fletcher decries "out-of-state gun control groups" in a column the Catron Courier newspaper published this spring.

"These measures make it harder for law-abiding New Mexicans to exercise their Second Amendment rights, waste scarce law enforcement resources, and do nothing to keep guns out of the hands of criminals," the column says.

Fletcher's missive is p...