Matt Shuham

Matt Shuham is a news writer for TPM. He was previously associate editor of The National Memo and managing editor of the Harvard Political Review. He is available by email at and on Twitter @mattshuham.

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Would-be border vigilante and amateur gunsmith Joshua Pratchard may have thought he’d made a friend.

Pratchard had gone on border reconnaissance missions with the man, shot guns with him, invited him into his San Diego home and expressed to him his desire to tangle with so-called “rip crews,” or drug bandits, at the border, according to court records. They had even negotiated gun sales, two four-figure exchanges for unregistered rifles of Pratchard’s.

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