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Fri., July 19, 2013, 1:17 p.m.

Otter Still Has Hots For Gun Makers

Idaho wants gun and ammo makers. Gov. Butch Otter did his best to roll out the welcome mat in May when he announced the state was courting 79 gun and ammo makers to relocate part or all of their operations to Idaho. Commerce Director Jeff Sayer continued beating the drum Wednesday while speaking at an Idaho Firearms and Accessories Manufacturers Association forum in Boise. "One of Idaho’s strengths is the Rocky Mountains are in our backyard," Sayer said. "There’s no reason we can’t make what Idaho is known for as one of our core business strengths. Meshing (the outdoors) with the firearm industry is a perfect fit"/Zach Kyle, Idaho Statesman. More here.

Question: Should Otter be pursuing gun manufacturers?


Read more here: http://www.idahostatesman.com/2013/07/17/2658654/commerce-head-courts-firearms.html?utm_medium=referral&utm_source=t.co#storylink=cpy



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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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