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The city will end its affiliation with the NRA’s National Police Shooting Championships it has hosted since 2007 after this year because the contest “is a bad fit for Albuquerque,” Mayor Tim Keller announced late Friday.
Under a contract with the National Rifle Association, the Albuquerque Police Department had agreed to help host the shooting championship, and the city provided some financial support. This year’s competition takes place Sept. 24-26.
In a statement released late Friday, Keller said the city will stop hosting the contest in coming years because of cost and resource burdens to the city.