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State to profit from gun sales in state forest?

Say it ain't so.

Plans are in place to begin selling handguns in a state forest -- and sharing the profits with the state, according to this blogger on Daily Kos.:

Millford Hills [the vendor] and the NRA lobbyist for the state, Jim Fendry, have basically told the town that it can do nothing to stop this because of existing state laws, in spite of local concerns about safety, security, and competition with local tax-paying businesses.

It does fit nicely with Gov. Scott Walker's plans to privatize everything. But it's one thing to lease space to a Starbucks in Red Arrow Park and something else entirely to make the state a partner in handgun sales.

Let's hope, maybe against hope, that it doesn't happen.

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April 26, 2011 - 7:15pm

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