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How Much Money Did The NRA Give Schools In N.M.?

Mar 29, 2018

The National Rifle Association gave $61 million to schools and non-profit organizations in the U.S. between 2010 and 2016, according to an Associated Press analysis. Schools across the country got $7 million. 

New Mexico schools got nearly $200,000 over that time and more than half of it went to Junior ROTC programs.

Johanna King, the communications director with the Albuquerque Public School district, said APS schools that got NRA money used it mostly to train instructors and students in gun safety, build shooting ranges, and fund scholarships for competitions. They plan to keep applying for NRA grant money, King said.

Overall, schools and non-profits in New Mexico received a total of about $2 million, making us eighth in the nation for NRA donations for that time period.

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