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In this April 30, 2016 photograph, a spent round is ejected through gun smoke from a participant's cautomatic handgun during the live fire portion of a enhanced concealed carry class in Petal, Miss. (Rogelio V. Solis/AP)
In this April 30, 2016 photograph, a spent round is ejected through gun smoke from a participant's cautomatic handgun during the live fire portion of a enhanced concealed carry class in Petal, Miss. (Rogelio V. Solis/AP)
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Robert Mercer, the influential donor in conservative politics who helped President Trump get elected, the New York billionaire behind Cambridge Analytica and the money behind Breitbart News — and once Steve Bannon — also is a former volunteer member of a police force in a tiny town in New Mexico.

The reserve cop position allowed him to concealed carry anywhere in the U.S.

Here & Now's Peter O'Dowd learns more from Bloomberg News reporter Zachary Mider (@zachmider), who's been looking into the story.

This segment aired on April 9, 2018.

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