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|New documents show that Koch Industries had a seat on the controversial 'Public Safety and Elections Task Force' of the American Legislative Exchange Council as of at least 2011. ALEC announced it was dropping that task force in the wake of the controversy over the tragic shooting of Trayvon Martin and so-called 'Stand Your Ground' (SYG) laws. However, the co-leader of that task force, Rep. Jerry Madden (R-TX), revealed ALEC's announcement to be a PR maneuver when he reassured The Christian Post that his task force's work would continue through other ALEC task forces. Koch Industries has vigorously defended ALEC, and has assailed reporting that noted that the company, led by billionaire brothers Charles and David, is a long-time funder and leader of ALEC and that ALEC has long advanced the NRA agenda through 'model' gun bills, including Florida's controversial SYG law...|
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