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Idaho offers free gun for COVID-19 vaccine receipts

BOISE, ID – Idaho Gov. Brad Little announced a new program Monday designed to incentivize state residents to get vaccinated by offering them a free gun. “We’re not going to be afraid to try new things,” Little said as he unveiled the program, dubbed ‘Shot and a Shotgun,’ at a press briefing. The program is part of Little’s plan to increase vaccination numbers, so the state can reach its goal of 1.5 million vaccinated residents by the end of June, reports said. “I’m fully aware Idahoans may be reluctant to get a COVID-19 vaccine,” explained Little, adding “but I’m also fully aware Idahoans wouldn’t pass up an opportunity for a free gun, so this is really the only way to get our folks vaccinated.” Idaho currently ranks 42nd nationally in COVID-19 vaccination rates, and 4th in gun ownership. The announcement comes just days after Maine announced a similar program offering a free lobster for the vaccine.

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