Another gun manufacturer announces it’s leaving Colorado

posted at 9:21 pm on April 3, 2013 by Mary Katharine Ham

If Colorado wants to be the new California, businesses will flee it, just like they do California:

HiViz Shooting Systems intends to leave Colorado in the wake of new state gun control legislation signed into law last month, according to the Northern Colorado Business Report.

The Fort Collins company, which makes sights, recoil pads and other accessories, started in 1996. But like Magpul Industries Inc. of Boulder County, HiViz said it’s not happy with the gun control measures approved by the Colorado Legislature and signed into law by Gov. John Hickenlooper. Magpul Industries announced last month it will be leaving Colorado.

The CEO’s no-brainer statement, which liberals will find indecipherable and eeeeevil:

“I make this announcement with mixed emotions,” Phillip Howe, president and CEO of HiViz, said in a statement. “Colorado is a beautiful state with great people, but we cannot in clear conscience support with our taxes a state that has proven through recent legislation a willingness to infringe upon the constitutional rights of our customer base.”

No word on where they’re moving, but it’s nearby:

Howe said he is talking with officials of an unidentified neighboring state about possible relocation. He said he expects a majority of employees will make the move.

I’m sure wooing from various states is will underway. Another sector of Colorado’s economy that’s going to take a hit? The state is a destination for hunters and fishermen on guided hunts and hikes. If the state’s background check bill makes it onerous for those expedition leaders to handle firearms, occasionally handing them off to various clients, why would they continue to do business in Colorado when they could go to nearby, beautiful, bountiful Wyoming, Nebraska, or Montana?

Incidentally, the president was in Colorado today, and good news follows him wherever he goes. Some state law enforcement protested the visit. Stay tuned to our friends at Revealing Politics for full coverage of Obama’s visit.


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Electrongod on April 3, 2013 at 9:23 PM

Legos.
Pop Tarts..
And letter size paper manufacturers should take notice too.
Oh..

And Hello Kitty..

Electrongod on April 3, 2013 at 9:25 PM

Think I’ll order some product from them. Need some new sights for one of my AR’s.

chewmeister on April 3, 2013 at 9:27 PM

And lets not forget..
Gun Club II app for the android..

Deadly

Electrongod on April 3, 2013 at 9:28 PM

Just as the Azzhole in Chief speaks in Denver of “things which are possible”.

Schadenfreude on April 3, 2013 at 9:29 PM

Incidentally, the president was in Colorado today, and good news follows him wherever he goes. Some state law enforcement protested the visit. Stay tuned to our friends at Revealing Politics for full coverage of Obama’s visit.

There was some gun violence in a place called Benghazi last year..

Some Americans died.

Obama hide..

Electrongod on April 3, 2013 at 9:31 PM

Well a state is trying to do the right thing(s) like Colorado is confronted by this sort of blackmail/punishment; the best thing is to levy some sort of punitive tax for leaving. I’d guess the best thing would be to levy a tax for retraining the workers….I would think hydroponic pot cultivation or macrame hand bags or tie-dye t-shirt production would be useful job skilz.

It’s the RIGHT thing to do, along with banning hi-cap magazines. Now that Mag-pul has left the number of hi cap magazines will inevitably shrink to zero, as they are used up.

JFKY on April 3, 2013 at 9:31 PM

80% of gun owners support background checks. the gun manufactuers and NRA dont give a rats behind about the constitution, they just care about $$$

nonpartisan on April 3, 2013 at 9:34 PM

I support legislation that sharpens the Red state, Blue state divide and forces people to vote with their feet and relocate to states that are aligned with their political beliefs. It will only accelerate the decline of the Blue states.

Charlemagne on April 3, 2013 at 9:34 PM

Along with my above suggestions I recommend the importation of a breeding stock of Irish babies, for future cultivation, fattening, and marketing.

JFKY on April 3, 2013 at 9:34 PM

nonpartisan on April 3, 2013 at 9:34 PM

And the Leftists don’t reeeaaally want to take our guns away, do they?

Charlemagne on April 3, 2013 at 9:35 PM

the gun manufactuers and NRA dont give a rats behind about the constitution, they just care about $$$

nonpartisan on April 3, 2013 at 9:34 PM

Build your own..

No won is stopping you..

It can be done.

Electrongod on April 3, 2013 at 9:36 PM

80% of gun owners support background checks. the gun manufactuers and NRA dont give a rats behind about the constitution, they just care about $$$

nonpartisan on April 3, 2013 at 9:34 PM

I bet IF you explain Schumer variant of “background checks” that number falls dramatically, non-partisan….

Your second statement is a bit oblique for me, how is it that gun manufacturers and the NRA don’t care about the US Constitution, and since when has making money been bad?

JFKY on April 3, 2013 at 9:36 PM

Nonresident hunters are boycotting Colorado this year which unfortunately will have an impact on the Dept of Parks and Wildlife.

Res deer and antelope $44
Res elk $59

Nonres deer and antelope $359
Nonres elk $589

Why do libs hate wildlife?

antipc on April 3, 2013 at 9:37 PM

Charlemagne on April 3, 2013 at 9:34 PM

last time I checked NY (Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase) and California (Google, Apple) were blue states…I might be wrong though

nonpartisan on April 3, 2013 at 9:38 PM

nonpartisan on April 3, 2013 at 9:34 PM

You may want to revisit that 80% figure, your source sux.

antipc on April 3, 2013 at 9:39 PM

Nonresident hunters are boycotting Colorado this year which unfortunately will have an impact on the Dept of Parks and Wildlife.

Res deer and antelope $44
Res elk $59

Nonres deer and antelope $359
Nonres elk $589

Why do libs hate wildlife?

antipc on April 3, 2013 at 9:37 PM

Let me introduce you to nonpartisan..

the gun manufactuers and NRA dont give a rats behind about the constitution, they just care about $$$

nonpartisan on April 3, 2013 at 9:34 PM

Electrongod on April 3, 2013 at 9:39 PM

nonpartisan on April 3, 2013 at 9:38 PM

Google and Apple may be HQ’d there, but where is the bulk of the production or other functions?

JFKY on April 3, 2013 at 9:39 PM

Now that Mag-pul has left the number of hi cap magazines will inevitably shrink to zero, as they are used up.

JFKY on April 3, 2013 at 9:31 PM

Actually you can add mag-fluid to them and get about triple the lifespan.

Bishop on April 3, 2013 at 9:42 PM

Fort Collins – Cheyenne/Laramie Wyoming is a no-brainer

Jackalope on April 3, 2013 at 9:42 PM

the gun manufactuers and NRA dont give a rats behind about the constitution, they just care about $$$

nonpartisan on April 3, 2013 at 9:34 PM

the gun manufactuers and NRA dont give a rats azz about uneducated crap weasels who post stupid comments.

Wade on April 3, 2013 at 9:44 PM

Apple, in fact, produces it’s leading products in the PRC…NOT California, nonpartisan…I just recalled that.

JFKY on April 3, 2013 at 9:45 PM

Charlemagne on April 3, 2013 at 9:34 PM

last time I checked NY (Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase) and California (Google, Apple) were blue states…I might be wrong though

nonpartisan on April 3, 2013 at 9:38 PM

So what? What does that have to do with their politics? Facts are stubborn things and the facts are that Blue states are among the worst financially, they are the most prohibitive in terms of liberty, they have the highest tax rates, etc. lots of techies working at the companies listed are idiotic Lefties who know tech but not economics.

Charlemagne on April 3, 2013 at 9:45 PM

Charlemagne on April 3, 2013 at 9:45 PM

so does goldman sachs and jpmorgan also not understand economics?

nonpartisan on April 3, 2013 at 9:48 PM

last time I checked NY (Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase) and California (Google, Apple) were blue states…I might be wrong though

nonpartisan on April 3, 2013 at 9:38 PM

In fairness though both Google and Apple keep their money offshore, so there’s that.

Bishop on April 3, 2013 at 9:49 PM

Does Apple still have their hardware produced at the FoxConn Concentration Cam….I mean Factory in China? You know, the one where the workers fling themselves from the roof in suicide attempts to escape the working conditions.

Bishop on April 3, 2013 at 9:51 PM

80% of gun owners support background checks.

nonpartisan on April 3, 2013 at 9:34 PM

Gun owners support background checks on Barky, who seems to have slimed into the most powerful office in the world without having to produce so much as one paper establishing his eligibility. Of course, that makes sense, since the 84 IQ dog-eating retard is ineligible.

I also support background checks on leftists. You idiots are walking disasters who are nothing but destructive to any society unlucky enough to be burdened with your useless and entropy-increasing existence.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on April 3, 2013 at 9:53 PM

Isn’t Google involved in several lawsuits for illegally gathering WiFi and network passwords as they perform their Google mapping ventures? Why yes, I believe they are.

Bishop on April 3, 2013 at 9:53 PM

so does goldman sachs and jpmorgan also not understand economics?

nonpartisan on April 3, 2013 at 9:48 PM

Funny ow the list is shrinking, there nonpartisan…did you realize that your original list included companies that did not actually operate the bulk of their operations in Blue States?

As to Goldman and jpmorgan…where are their back room operations?

JFKY on April 3, 2013 at 9:53 PM

nonpartisan on April 3, 2013 at 9:48 PM

Really? Are that obtuse?

Charlemagne on April 3, 2013 at 9:53 PM

You have to pass the bill to find out who is leaving.

dddave on April 3, 2013 at 9:53 PM

so does goldman sachs and jpmorgan also not understand economics?

nonpartisan on April 3, 2013 at 9:48 PM

You should change your name to liberal4life. It would be more reflective of your commentary…and IQ level.

HumpBot Salvation on April 3, 2013 at 9:56 PM

nonpartisan is really that obtuse. Businesses don’t make political statements, they make bottom-line decisions. This reminds me of all the dummies that said Applebees et al were making workforce changes because of a hissy-fit about Obamacare…no…companies make decisions based on economics, it’s Liberals that make decisions based on puppy-feelings.

Jackalope on April 3, 2013 at 9:58 PM

80% of gun owners support background checks. the gun manufactuers and NRA dont give a rats behind about the constitution, they just care about $$$

nonpartisan on April 3, 2013 at 9:34 PM

Are you trying to say that MagPul and their suppliers and Hi Viz leaving Colorado because they don’t like the anti-gun atmosphere is, somehow, UNCONSTITUTIONAL? REALLY? Or even that it shows any disrespect for the Constitution?

Do tell how so, partisan.

You might bear in mind that the companies are businesses, partisan – not charities. And they do not exist for the benefit of the state of Colorado.

You really are an idiot.

Solaratov on April 3, 2013 at 9:59 PM

care about $$$

nonpartisan on April 3, 2013 at 9:34 PM

….without JugEars…I gots none~noforeskin

KOOLAID2 on April 3, 2013 at 10:00 PM

80% of gun owners support background checks. the gun manufactuers and NRA dont give a rats behind about the constitution, they just care about $$$

nonpartisan on April 3, 2013 at 9:34 PM

Wow, that statistic is so fresh from your ass I can smell it over the internet.

Go to f*cking hell, you piece of shit.

Midas on April 3, 2013 at 10:01 PM

Actually you can add mag-fluid to them and get about triple the lifespan.

Bishop on April 3, 2013 at 9:42 PM

If you change the filter regularly and rotate the floorplates.

Solaratov on April 3, 2013 at 10:03 PM

so does goldman sachs and jpmorgan also not understand economics?

nonpartisan on April 3, 2013 at 9:48 PM

Au contraire! They understand economics quite well. And they know how to take advantage of government programs to make profit even better…

Outlander on April 3, 2013 at 10:04 PM

80% of gun owners support background checks. the gun manufactuers and NRA dont give a rats behind about the constitution, they just care about $$$

nonpartisan on April 3, 2013 at 9:34 PM

LOL…Obama gun salesman of the year 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016…..making all that $$$ for the NRA and the gun makers.

HumpBot Salvation on April 3, 2013 at 10:04 PM

80% of gun owners support background checks.

nonpartisan on April 3, 2013 at 9:34 PM

False.

fossten on April 3, 2013 at 10:05 PM

the gun manufactuers and NRA dont give a rats behind about the constitution, they just care about $$$

nonpartisan on April 3, 2013 at 9:34 PM

Which is precisely why they’re shutting down, moving their entire operations to a whole f*cking other state, right?

Holy f*ck but you’re a blithering moron.

Midas on April 3, 2013 at 10:05 PM

80% of people fall for leading questions in geographically selected polling sectors?

Let’s just piss on the Constitution then.

wolly4321 on April 3, 2013 at 10:06 PM

the gun manufactuers and NRA dont give a rats behind about the constitution, they just care about $$$

nonpartisan on April 3, 2013 at 9:34 PM

Really? Look whose talkin’ genius. You vote for looters who can’t seem to keep their sh!t-hooks off of my $ let alone follow the constitution.

antipc on April 3, 2013 at 10:09 PM

This debate over blue states does have me interested….

Why is it that so many of the nation’s top companies and wealthiest people continue to live in NY and CA? Both states have huge costs of living, high taxes, etc., and work predominantly in sectors (finance for NY, tech for CA) that one would assume are highly mobile. While it’s true that a number of companies have moved to CO, UT, and TX recently, and a number of hedge funds moved to CT to escape NY taxes, the truth is that NY and CA have been stubbornly persistent.

Is it just a cultural thing with wealthy liberals?

Outlander on April 3, 2013 at 10:09 PM

I support legislation that sharpens the Red state, Blue state divide and forces people to vote with their feet and relocate to states that are aligned with their political beliefs. It will only accelerate the decline of the Blue states.

Charlemagne on April 3, 2013 at 9:34 PM

But then the liberal infectious f*ckers leave and invade places like Colorado and spread their sickness. They’ll just keep destroying everything around them, then moving elsewhere and destroying that as well.

Midas on April 3, 2013 at 10:10 PM

Be proud to see them in Texas, but both Kansas and Utah has strong 2nd amendment legislatures right now, so if they mover there, that’s fine, too.

michaelo on April 3, 2013 at 10:10 PM

Actually it’s who’s, when I ain’t nursing a cold one. :(

antipc on April 3, 2013 at 10:12 PM

If you change the filter regularly and rotate the floorplates.

Solaratov on April 3, 2013 at 10:03 PM

I’ve soaked mine in a bucket of dehydrated water to keep the springs curled, if you don’t they get dry and just straighten right out.

Bishop on April 3, 2013 at 10:15 PM

Is it just a cultural thing with wealthy liberals?

Outlander on April 3, 2013 at 10:09 PM

It is. They view themselves as sophisticated and hip, and have it in their heads that the costal cities are “where it’s at.” Flyover country is for us knuckle-dragging rubes and yokels who wouldn’t know brie from a slice of Kraft American.

What’s amusing is watching these sophisticates navigate a rural interstate highway. They have no idea what to do with all that pavement, so they drive like they’re downtown and generally piss everyone off.

CurtZHP on April 3, 2013 at 10:28 PM

You knoooow …

My weapons are nonpartisan. But I’m not.

And Colorado is dead to me. And my suggestion to Wyoming is kick all those jackasses in Jackson the hell out of your good state- before that cancer spreads any further.

M240H on April 3, 2013 at 10:31 PM

antipc on April 3, 2013 at 9:37 PM

Let me introduce you to nonpartisan..

the gun manufactuers and NRA dont give a rats behind about the constitution, they just care about $$$

nonpartisan on April 3, 2013 at 9:34 PM

Electrongod on April 3, 2013 at 9:39 PM

Let ME introduce you to nobrain…

“you could tell at the end that [Obama] was missing [the basket] on purpose…prob to connect by seeming more ordinary”

nonpartisan on April 1, 2013 at 3:01 PM

He’s a blithering, blabbering, ass-kissing idiot.

Resist We Much on April 3, 2013 at 10:33 PM

and spread their sickness. They’ll just keep destroying everything around them, then moving elsewhere and destroying that as well.

Midas on April 3, 2013 at 10:10 PM

You mean kind of like parasites or a cancer?

Mimzey on April 3, 2013 at 10:33 PM

Another sector of Colorado’s economy that’s going to take a hit? The state is a destination for hunters and fishermen on guided hunts and hikes.

Nonresident hunters are boycotting Colorado this year which unfortunately will have an impact on the Dept of Parks and Wildlife.

Res deer and antelope $44
Res elk $59

Nonres deer and antelope $359
Nonres elk $589

Why do libs hate wildlife?

antipc on April 3, 2013 at 9:37 PM

This. I have hunted in Colorado and Wyoming, never used a guide. On guided or unguided trips, many hunters will choose to hunt in other states than Colorado because of their outrageous gun laws. That will do some damage to an important part of the Colorado economy. And gun owners may generally avoid Colorado for other vacations. I’m not going skiing or rafting there for the foreseeable future.

novaculus on April 3, 2013 at 10:41 PM

He’s a blithering, blabbering, ass-kissing idiot.

Resist We Much on April 3, 2013 at 10:33 PM

You left out “jock sniffing”.

Aviator on April 3, 2013 at 10:42 PM

You have to pass the bill to find out who is leaving.

dddave on April 3, 2013 at 9:53 PM

Good one.

Fenris on April 3, 2013 at 10:51 PM

The progressives have started a fight they cannot and will not win.

I urge ALL business owners that believe in the Constitution to flee
any blue state for redder pastures….

redguy on April 3, 2013 at 10:54 PM

If Colorado wants to be the new California, businesses will flee it, just like they do California:

They are runnig out of room to flee.

Liberals don’t care they took CA then moved to CO if liberals were seen as an army then they have conquered more land mass than most of the great armies of history.

unseen on April 3, 2013 at 10:55 PM

The state is a destination for hunters and fishermen on guided hunts and hikes.

WAS.

A lot are canceling trips there, and The Outdoor Channel is moving to another state.

Barry can start signing unemployment checks while he’s in Colorado.

GarandFan on April 3, 2013 at 11:16 PM

80% of gun owners support background checks. the gun manufactuers and NRA dont give a rats behind about the constitution, they just care about $$$

nonpartisan on April 3, 2013 at 9:34 PM

And your evidence to prove the above is…….? (crickets, crickets)

Thought so.

nonpartisan my rear end!

InTheBellyoftheBeast on April 3, 2013 at 11:19 PM

GAYS / GUNS / AMNESTY!!!!

Day in, Day out, week end , week out…….24/7/365.

Sprinkle a little ObamaCare and Dog-eating Dennis Rodman loving NORKOR nut job just fer appearances to make it look like journalism.

PappyD61 on April 3, 2013 at 11:22 PM

The thing about businesses moving is that it will take 3-5 years to truly feel the pain of companies leaving Kolorado. In Kalifornia the real destruction to the economy was done from 1998-2002. In Kolorado’s case it maybe sooner as the boom times are now the recessio…errr depression times. Either way it will all be due to evil republicans and more specifically the Tea Party in the MSM.

jukin3 on April 3, 2013 at 11:40 PM

so does goldman sachs and jpmorgan also not understand economics?

nonpartisan on April 3, 2013 at 9:48 PM

JPM and GS know economics very very well, and they get totals support from the gubmint.

If you care to dig you will find that GS is the biggest manipulator or the bond market, if you wonder where all those extravagant executive bonuses come from, well…that’s where.

And JPM is the biggest manipulator of the silver market.

These houses of cards can’t stand forever even with the support of the USTreas and the FED and one day soon the implosion will make the financial meltdown of recent years look like child’s play. You better make some preparations because it is going to be messy and last a generation at least.

The Clown-in-Chief could care less about the sheeples, and I’m sure you are one of them, so be advised that when the SHTF you’re going to get sprayed but not him.

belad on April 3, 2013 at 11:43 PM

PappyD61 on April 3, 2013 at 11:22 PM

Whatever it takes to keep all eyes off the bottomless pit of debt and insolvency.

Kenosha Kid on April 3, 2013 at 11:45 PM

Liberals don’t care they took CA then moved to CO if liberals were seen as an army then they have conquered more land mass than most of the great armies of history.

unseen on April 3, 2013 at 10:55 PM

Liberal are more like a swarm of locust…destroying everything in their path!

belad on April 3, 2013 at 11:46 PM

80% of gun owners support background checks. the gun manufactuers and NRA dont give a rats behind about the constitution, they just care about $$$

nonpartisan

I didn’t realize constitutionality was determined by taking a poll.

xblade on April 3, 2013 at 11:57 PM

nonpartisan on April 3, 2013 at 9:34 PM

Your nom s/b nobrain.

Schadenfreude on April 4, 2013 at 12:20 AM

I’ve soaked mine in a bucket of dehydrated water to keep the springs curled, if you don’t they get dry and just straighten right out.

Bishop on April 3, 2013 at 10:15 PM

And there’s just nothin’ worse than a dried-out spring that’s lost its curl.

Solaratov on April 4, 2013 at 12:34 AM

80% of gun owners support background checks. the gun manufactuers and NRA dont give a rats behind about the constitution, they just care about $$$

nonpartisan on April 3, 2013 at 9:34 PM

It seems that their actions are fully in accordance with the highest principles of our Constitution. The ability for a business to up its roots and relocate to another state without any federal penalty is enshrined in our Constitution.

That’s also what’s cool about the United States — we can, in our retirement, choose the state with the lowest taxes — or even a political climate which we enjoy better — to spend our final days.

I do NOT intend to retire in California. Or Colorado for that matter.

unclesmrgol on April 4, 2013 at 12:51 AM

Come on over to Utah. We’ll take care of you here.

gwelf on April 4, 2013 at 1:35 AM

It is important to understand that liberals posturing on this point are disingenuous. It is a chimera. Not only do they want these businesses to leave, they want the employees punished and the business destroyed. You only have to talk to one of these nuts for a few minutes before you realize it is hopeless. They believe they are little gods. They are angry, irrational, and often dangerous. All in the name of peace, mind you.

pat on April 4, 2013 at 2:25 AM

…why would they continue to do business in Colorado when they could go to nearby, beautiful, bountiful Wyoming, Nebraska, or Montana?

Come on over to Utah. We’ll take care of you here.

gwelf on April 4, 2013 at 1:35 AM

I was going to ask why she didn’t mention Utah. In the natural beauty category, Utah has everything those other states do, plus the red-rock. And yes, we’d be happy to make your business feel welcome.

Komsomoletz on April 4, 2013 at 3:35 AM

Let’s just piss on the Constitution then.

wolly4321 on April 3, 2013 at 10:06 PM

Too late. It’s already soaking wet. It’s going to take generations to dry it out.

Lammo on April 4, 2013 at 3:52 AM

the gun manufactuers and NRA dont give a rats behind about the constitution, they just care about $$$

nonpartisan on April 3, 2013 at 9:34 PM

Gee – I thought we supported capitalism. Of course the company cares about the money – they’re in business to make money. It’s the responsibility of the individual to care about the Constitution.

katiejane on April 4, 2013 at 6:58 AM

Don’t come to Connecticut. The radical left fed by our elite NE commie colleges own the state, lock, stock, and…er, wait; can I use that metaphor?

Don L on April 4, 2013 at 7:11 AM

the gun manufactuers and NRA dont give a rats behind about the constitution, they just care about $$$

nonpartisan on April 3, 2013 at 9:34 PM

Gee – I thought we supported capitalism. Of course the company cares about the money – they’re in business to make money. It’s the responsibility of the individual to care about the Constitution.

katiejane on April 4, 2013 at 6:58 AM

And what part of the Democratic constituency waits eagerly every month for their government filtered checks paid from that very money nonpartisan?

Liberal mentality; it’s okay to take it but not to make it!

Don L on April 4, 2013 at 7:14 AM

I moved to Fort Collins five years ago and work in Cheyenne, WY. I would say that traffic going to and from Wyoming has, at least, trippled. If they move their business to Wyoming, the employees don’t necessarily have to move out of the state.

lea on April 4, 2013 at 7:25 AM

80% of gun owners that use up their high capacity magazines and then dispose of them support background checks. the gun manufactuers and NRA dont give a rats behind about the constitution, they just care about $$$

nonpartisan on April 3, 2013 at 9:34 PM

Are you the moronic cretin congress critter that spoke in Denver yesterday on the subject of magazines?

It’s safe to say mommy and daddy probably still send you money and your car payment. A typical dem parasite voter.

acyl72 on April 4, 2013 at 8:11 AM

Montana has bison and wolf hunts, also open carry. Can’t get more gun friendly than that. The bigger cities all have rail and interstate access. Like to ski, try Big Sky. No sales tax, either. Lots of room to spread out and two major national parks to visit. The state house is held by the repubs, too. But leave any lib thoughts you hold at the border. Thanks.

Kissmygrits on April 4, 2013 at 9:04 AM

Apple, in fact, produces it’s leading products in the PRC…NOT California, nonpartisan…I just recalled that.

JFKY on April 3, 2013 at 9:45 PM

That’s the Peoples Republic of China (PRC), NOT the Peoples Republic of California (PRC), right?

RandallinHerndon on April 4, 2013 at 9:06 AM

I also support background checks on leftists. You idiots are walking disasters who are nothing but destructive to any society unlucky enough to be burdened with your useless and entropy-increasing existence.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on April 3, 2013 at 9:53 PM

Might I also suggest DNA checks prior to breeding? This way, we can determine whether or not they should be allowed to breed. With the anticipated 100% rejection rate, libtards should slowly dwindle into nothingness.

RandallinHerndon on April 4, 2013 at 9:11 AM

I’ve soaked mine in a bucket of dehydrated water to keep the springs curled, if you don’t they get dry and just straighten right out.

Bishop on April 3, 2013 at 10:15 PM

You could have avoided having to do that if you would have bought the model with the pre-lubricated springs and non-reflective follower like I did. They are guaranteed to provide 10% longer bullet life and 4% more range.

Gunlock Bill on April 4, 2013 at 10:00 AM

80% of LIBERAL gun owners support background checks.
nonpartisan on April 3, 2013 at 9:34 PM

Fixed it for you.

And BOTH of them have IQs lower than 50.

Gunlock Bill on April 4, 2013 at 10:03 AM

I love it. Voting with your feet has impact. Especially when you get to have a big news conference to do it. Frankly, I wouldn’t want but a handful of key employees to move with me. They are the ones who voted for the idiots who are doing this. Let them live on disability and food stamps and continue to drain the state financially.

kens on April 4, 2013 at 10:04 AM

As the company is in Ft. Collins, they will probably just jump across the border into Wyoming and locate in Cheyenne. The two cities are connected by I-25 and are close enough to commute between if some workers don’t want to leave Ft. Collins.

Wyoming will welcome the jobs and tax revenues. There will only be a short term disruption of manufacturing. The company will keep on going and Colorado will just sit there and ask “What happened to our tax revenues?”.

If Wyoming was smart, they would put effort into wooing Colorado sporting goods companies and destination hunters. And they don’t need to be polite about how Colorado is screwing sportsmen.

bartbeast on April 4, 2013 at 10:04 AM

Howe said he is talking with officials of an unidentified neighboring state about possible relocation. He said he expects a majority of employees will make the move.

Come to Utah – we have a well educated workforce and we LOVE your products….

If the state’s background check bill makes it onerous for those expedition leaders to handle firearms, occasionally handing them off to various clients, why would they continue to do business in Colorado when they could go to nearby, beautiful, bountiful Wyoming, Nebraska, or Montana?

Eh hem……What are we here in Utah? Chopped liver????? Northern Utah has hunting and fishing and southern Utah….well that’s just drop dead gorgeous.

LL

Lady Logician on April 4, 2013 at 10:10 AM

I don’t think the left/liberals/progressives care how many businesses leave, or how many people lose jobs, or how deep in debt a state goes, as long as they are able to implement their agenda.

Sterling Holobyte on April 4, 2013 at 10:18 AM

I actually hope that hunters and those planning hunting trips shun CO.

That will mean that game animals will increase.

That will increase the predator population.

They already have a problem with mountain lions there…now if you can get more bears, perhaps a wolf pack or three migrating from Yellowstone southwards, and maybe some of those exotic cats caught on night vision in northern TX and NM… why all those game animals would be a beacon to show that CO is the safest place for a predator to be! And that will push the mountain lions out of the outskirts and into the ‘burbs and maybe even downtown in a few places.

Yessirree, Bob! Then humans will have to huddle in a very few places just like Agenda 21 wants you to. You won’t be protected from the animal predators, the human predators nor the government predators. Actually, at that point it is safer to be a savage human in the wild as you would get more protection than a citizen would get. Soon only the savages will be civilized.

ajacksonian on April 4, 2013 at 10:42 AM

Well a state is trying to do the right thing(s) like Colorado is confronted by this sort of blackmail/punishment; the best thing is to levy some sort of punitive tax for leaving. I’d guess the best thing would be to levy a tax for retraining the workers….I would think hydroponic pot cultivation or macrame hand bags or tie-dye t-shirt production would be useful job skilz.

It’s the RIGHT thing to do, along with banning hi-cap magazines. Now that Mag-pul has left the number of hi cap magazines will inevitably shrink to zero, as they are used up.

JFKY on April 3, 2013 at 9:31 PM

You sound like some kind of Soviet Communist. Gonna erect a Berlin Wall conrad? Milksops like you make real Americans sick. Go back to Russia you communist!!!

logicman_1998 on April 4, 2013 at 11:41 AM

Another sector of Colorado’s economy that’s going to take a hit? The state is a destination for hunters and fishermen on guided hunts and hikes.

I’ve been taking my elderly father to Colorado for Elk hunts for over a decade. Even after they jacked the license fees from $250 to nearly $600 per hunter. It was a great way for us to unwind and spend time together. Now that the governor has signed the new laws into effect, we’ve both agreed that we’re not going to spend money in that state anymore. Maybe their economy will feel it, maybe not, but I refuse to spend my money there anymore.

I may have to deal with Arizona’s lottery, or look at hunting in New Mexico – but Colorado is dead to me.

Hill60 on April 4, 2013 at 11:45 AM

And there’s just nothin’ worse than a dried-out spring that’s lost its curl.

Solaratov on April 4, 2013 at 12:34 AM

It’s all about ball bearings these days. You might need a refresher course!

/Fletch rules

Irritable Pundit on April 4, 2013 at 12:42 PM

Well a state is trying to do the right thing(s) like Colorado is confronted by this sort of blackmail/punishment; the best thing is to levy some sort of punitive tax for leaving. I’d guess the best thing would be to levy a tax for retraining the workers.

JFKY on April 3, 2013 at 9:31 PM

If you’re serious about calling this blackmail or punishment you’re way off base. The correct description of this behavior is “voting with your feet.”

Fafhrd on April 4, 2013 at 1:28 PM

Charlemagne on April 3, 2013 at 9:34 PM

Agreed… if California legislature passes any law that jeopardizes my right to own an AR-15 then I’m gone to Texas or Oklahoma (Idaho in a pinch!)

RedLizard64 on April 4, 2013 at 6:26 PM