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Idaho town seeks to lure gun and ammo makers

POTLATCH, Idaho (AP) – The town of Potlatch, Idaho, was once home to the nation’s largest white pine sawmill, but wants to be reborn as a gun town.

Business leaders are actively seeking firearms and ammunition manufacturers to breathe new life into Potlatch.

They figure Idaho’s low taxes and gun-friendly culture will be the main lures, along with the construction-ready site of the old Potlatch sawmill.

In addition to gun makers, the future vision for the town of 800 residents extends to hunting-themed shops and residential developments for outdoors enthusiasts.

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