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August 10, 2011

NYT: ‘States Pitch a Lifestyle to Lure Gun Makers From Their Longtime Homes’


The New York Times today featured an article about the current push by some states to attract firearms industry companies:

For more than a century, the nation’s firearms industry, including iconic brands like Colt, Smith & Wesson and Winchester, has been concentrated in Northeastern and Midwestern states that now have restrictive gun-control laws.

But recently, states like Idaho, Alabama and Montana have presented a novel argument as part of an effort to lure the firearms industry’s high-paying jobs south and west: Gun makers would be happier and more successful among citizens who regularly use firearms than they would be remaining in states trying to limit gun rights.

Read the full article at nytimes.com.