Globe magazine

Greetings from Gun Valley

Booming sales. Good-paying factory jobs. Tax breaks for employers. With little fanfare, firearms manufacturing is thriving in our blue, blue state.

Globe reporter Neil Swidey spent time at Savage Arms, a small Westfield-based gun manufacturer. The Massachusetts business is not the only manufacturer located in the area, check out how many gun suppliers populate New England.
Savage Arms
Days Globe Reporter Neil Swidey spent on the factory floor

SOURCE: Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

Alvin Chang / Globe Staff