New England has long been one of the biggest makers of guns sold both inside, and outside, the U.S. Iconic names like Smith & Wesson, the Colt 45 and the Winchester rifle were all made here, and the region still has several global manufacturers of guns.
But, still, in late 2018, a big number jumped out at NHPR reporter Todd Bookman. The Government of Saudi Arabia had bought some $61 million worth of firearms from New Hampshire. Over the last several months, Todd’s reporting has taken him down a winding road as he’s learned even more about a big gun-maker and employer in the state, Sig Sauer.
NHPR’s Todd Bookman joins us to discuss firearm exports from New Hampshire, and a class action lawsuit against the firearm manufacturer, Sig Sauer.