Journal: Idaho Gun Dealer Under Fire For Low Bid to Police Dept.



An Eastern Idaho gun dealer has come under fire—from a firearms manufacturer—for trying to strike a good deal to provide guns to local law enforcement.

This morning's Idaho State Journal reports that the owner of Sam's Gun Shop was the low bidder to provide 21 Glock 21 .45 caliber semi-automatic pistols to the Pocatello Police Department. The Journal reports that Sam Loaboohmi has been an authorized Glock dealer to law enforcement for 11 years.

But now, Loaboonmi has been told by Glock not to bid firearms anymore to local law enforcement. Loaboonmi told city of Pocatello officials that competing businesses complained to Glock about the lower bids. The Journal reports that Loaboonmi has been a successful bidder on weapons used by the Idaho State Police, police departments in American Falls and Fort Hall, the Power County Sheriff's Office and Tribal Fish and Game.

"I don't care if they buy the guns somewhere else," Loaboonmi told the Journal. "But it bothers me that they complained to Glock."

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