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    Like to contribute to a news story about OC in Eastern Idaho?

    Hi everyone,
    I'm a news reporter in Eastern Idaho. As you all well know, Idaho preserves strong open carry rights, but I don't think it is particularly well known among many people in the state. It's pretty rare for me to see someone carrying openly, but whenever I do I'm fascinated and curious if they often run into problems in their day-to-day.
    Anyway, I'm planning on doing a news story on the people who open carry and common misconceptions people have. If you live in Eastern Idaho (or even better, in Pocatello) I'd really like to do a quick interview with you, and maybe follow you around for part of a day. You up for it?

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    Eastern Idaho

    You should stop by Boise, there are quite a few of us, myself included, who would be more than happy to participate in what you're asking. In fact, one of the local open carriers is a partial owner in a newly opened restaurant called "Wild Bill's Barbecue." I'm certain he'd like the publicity.

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    Coming from a hostile state like California, and even reading 90% of the drivel that is claimed to be "journalism" from the media around here when it comes to guns, it's hard to believe you're wanting to do a positive piece. I'm a little jaded.

    I've seen many reporters attempt to bait out 2nd Amendment Proponents and Open Carriers and then when you read the article there is a heavily negative tilt to it.

    I hope you truly are trying to just shed light on the issue, without some negative bias that is common in the media.

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    Quote Originally Posted by reporterguy View Post
    Hi everyone,
    I'm a news reporter in Eastern Idaho. As you all well know, Idaho preserves strong open carry rights, but I don't think it is particularly well known among many people in the state. It's pretty rare for me to see someone carrying openly, but whenever I do I'm fascinated and curious if they often run into problems in their day-to-day.
    Anyway, I'm planning on doing a news story on the people who open carry and common misconceptions people have. If you live in Eastern Idaho (or even better, in Pocatello) I'd really like to do a quick interview with you, and maybe follow you around for part of a day. You up for it?
    Properly credential reporters generally supply some background information on themselves such as by whom they are employed and contact information - something that can be confirmed and verified. A sample of your work is always appreciated too.

    Meet us at least halfway and share something of yourself. I have done a lot of these interviews and can assure you that I never go in blind.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grapeshot View Post
    Properly credential reporters generally supply some background information on themselves such as by whom they are employed and contact information - something that can be confirmed and verified. A sample of your work is always appreciated too.

    Meet us at least halfway and share something of yourself. I have done a lot of these interviews and can assure you that I never go in blind.
    Of course, I work for KIFI Local News 8 based out of Idaho Falls. Feel free to contact me at jtaylor@localnews8.com.

    And just look for anything by Jake Taylor on localnews8.com if you'd like to see some of my work.

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