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What Role Does The Firearm Industry Play In New Hampshire's Economy?

Mar 21, 2019

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.