Idaho depends on the gun industry more than any other state, study says

Idaho depends on the gun industry more than any other state, study says

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A WalletHub study again found Idaho to be the state most dependent on the firearms industry. Here’s how other states ranked. By It’s no secret that firearms are a big part of Idaho’s culture . So it may not surprise many Idahoans to learn that our state is the nation’s most dependent on the gun industry for the second year in a row , according to a recent study. Finance website WalletHub published a report Tuesday that weighed 17 factors in three major categories for each state: the firearms industry, gun prevalence and gun politics. Idaho’s first-place score of 82.38 was several points ahead of second-place Alaska, which scored 78.79. South Dakota came in third with a score of 76.54 followed by Wyoming (76.19) and Arkansas (73.44). How did Idaho end up on top? Here’s a breakdown of WalletHub’s methodology and results: Unlimited Digital Access: Only $0.99 For Your First Month Get full access to The Idaho Statesman content across all your devices. Idaho’s firearms industry Idaho came in second overall for the “firearms industry” category, behind New Hampshire. The report weighed 10 metrics, including strictness of gun laws, taxes paid by firearms companies and number of gun shows per capita. The Gem State ranked first for firearms industry jobs per capita, with nearly 37 industry jobs per 10,000 residents, as well as for industry output per capita ($624.85). Our state also came in first for minimum age to purchase and possess firearms (it’s not clear whether the study […]

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