Governor Mead Thinks Guns Could Be Wyoming Growth Industry [Video]
Wyoming Governor Matt Mead says he thinks Wyoming could become ''the state" for makers of guns and firearms accessories.
The governor, noting the recent announcement that Weatherby Inc. is locating in Sheridan, said that follows similar announcements in recent years from Magpul Industries, Thunder Beast Arms, Wyoming Arms and Best of the West, all of whom have opened or expanded operations in Wyoming.
In the case of Magpul, company officials said one reason they were locating to Cheyenne from Colorado was that gun control legislation that had been implemented in Colorado and that the company considered Wyoming to be more gun friendly.
Governor Mead said that last week when Weatherby announced plans to locate in Sheridan, he was ''mobbed" by gun makers expressing an interest in Wyoming. The governor says he has been working for several years to attract gun makers to the state. Governor Mead made the comments on Tuesday during an interview on KGAB-AM in Cheyenne.
You can see the full interview in the video attached to this story.