Hunters Boycott Colorado over new Gun Laws!

Discussion in 'Legal and Activism' started by Tackleberry1, Mar 27, 2013.

  1. Tackleberry1

    Tackleberry1 New Member

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    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Hunters across the United States are boycotting Colorado because of recent legislation meant to curtail gun violence.
    Michael Bane, a producer for The Outdoor Channel, announced he will no longer film his four shows in Colorado, and hunters are joining the protests.
    Hunting outfitters say people began cancelling trips after the legislation passed, the Colorado Springs Gazette reported (http://tinyurl.com/cfbquoy ). The numbers are few, but growing.
    Colorado's governor signed bills this month that ban ammunition magazines that hold more than 15 rounds, and require background checks for private and online gun sales.
    Those new gun laws and others were drawn up in response to mass killings at a suburban Denver movie theater and a Connecticut elementary school.
    Northwest Colorado hunting guide Chris Jurney expects more state defections in a major tourism industry. Out-of-state hunters accounted for 15 percent of hunting licenses last year, 86,000, compared with 489,000 for residents.
    "There's a united front of sportsmen that are tired of having their freedoms and liberties and fundamental rights taken away from them," said Jurney, vice president of the Colorado Outfitters Association. "That kind of unity among sportsmen is going to be big, and unfortunately for those of us who live here, we're going to suffer the consequences of this misguided legislation."
    Legislative leaders declined to comment.
    Colorado Parks and Wildlife spokesman Randy Hampton said his agency has asked the state attorney general's office for advice on impacts to hunters. While legal possession of high-capacity magazines is grandfathered in, officials want to make sure they are still legal to use.
    Jurney said he expects the actual impact of gun regulations on Colorado hunters will be small. Varmint hunters tend to use high-capacity magazines, so they might be limited. He also is concerned about a provision that limits the loaning of a gun to 72 hours. Many youth hunts, in which most guns are loaned, last longer, he said.
    Jeff Lepp, owner of Specialty Sports, a gun and hunting shop in Colorado Springs, predicts hunters are going to choose to visit other Rocky Mountain states.
    "Small mountain towns and rural towns in this state are going to lose a lot of money because you're not going to see the number of out-of-state hunters coming here. Other states are going to see a growth," he said.



    http://news.yahoo.com/us-hunters-begin-boycott-over-colorado-gun-laws-141458794.html

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  2. Sniper03

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    I will second that stance! And also to think about the effect their stupidity will have on income generaation for hotels, restaurants, Gas Stations, Out of State Licenses Fees, Clothing, Ammunition, Sporting Supplies, Sales Tax other revenue on products.?
    Since they are now seemingly governed by some of the liberal idiots that moved from California to Colorado. Probably will not be too many years they are going to be bankrupt Colorado like Commiefornia.
    I feel sorry for the good folks who always take the blunt of all out political Stupidity. I hope the good folks who are true Americans give the idiots hell in the Colorado government! They have my support! GO GET EM!

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  3. steadyshot

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    People will not go to a place that they feel unwelcome in.

    That is human nature. It doesn't matter if it's a State, City, Building, House or even a Forum like this one.

    If the environment becomes hostile and inhospitable, people will leave and take their money with them.
     
  4. Tackleberry1

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    My wife was saving up to take the little ones to Disneyland in Anaheim CA.

    I told her to keep saving because her air fare budget would not get us to Disneyworld in Orlando Florida...

    That's Right... I'll be shelling out an additional 1k in Airfare and enduring a much longer flight with two younings... because I refuse to spend 1 RED CENT in Commi Fornia. ;)

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  5. MisterMcCool

    MisterMcCool Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Most boycotts are ineffectual but I think this one has legs.... Legs that will multiply until the towns are overrun with wildlife. :)
     
  6. 1911love

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    We will welcome you with open arms Tack! Florida has the best beaches anyways and there is TONS of stuff for you and the wife to do at night. Check out City Walk and Gino's Pizza(downtown Orlando). Best pizza I have ever had. They get so busy they have to hire para military looking security guards.
     
  7. Tackleberry1

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    Nice... and thanks. It will be about another year before we make the trip but were really looking forward to seeing Florida. FT. Benning is as close as we've gotten so far.

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  8. 1911love

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    Florida is a world away from Columbus. Make sure to go by Gino's, they have a special pizza everyone always says sounds funny. It's lasagna pizza. They serve beer there too and a nice movie theater is near by if your kids are old enough to be left alone. PM me before your trip if you have any questions.
     
  9. CaptAhab

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    We have cancelled a family ski vacation to Colorado. 6 of us in all for 10 days. We would always spend 10 days there and 10 in Utah. About $25,000 in all, now Utah will get all of our business. I have wrote letters to the resorts and politicians to let them know that as long as they stomp on the constitution we will not be back. Too bad, the best pizza I ever had was at a pizzeria just outside of Vail.
     
  10. towboater

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  11. Rick1967

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    This is bittersweet for me. I live and do business in Colorado. I am obviously pro-gun. But I am in the hotel business. I work with several large outfitters. Hunters are a small part of my business. But there are a part non the less. I support any recall effort of the four people in question...especially Hickenlooper. He is a total anti-gun a-hole. I am concerned for the guides that I work with. I hope this doesn't cost them their businesses. That is sad. Jackaxxes like Hickenlooper make laws that hurt us. Then the people that opose the laws boycott the businesses that support the people that are boycotting. There is nothing good about this. I am sure Hickenlooper and his friends don't give a crap about Hunters and the 15% of the total license budget.

    I am glad that the pro gun people would support the pro gun people of Colorado. I just wish they didn't have to hurt us to do it.
     
  12. Tackleberry1

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    It does suck for all of our Brothers in CO... but elections have consequences and the bigger the "economic impact" the more successful the recall efforts will be.

    Hang in there Rick... we are with you buddy.

    Tack

     
  13. langenc

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    Just stay out as I do to Canada and IL....

    CO was one of the early 'leaders' in the "stick it to the non-residents" who want to buy licenses in CO..

    This is a better reason for going somewhere else.

    MY state DNR has been given the authority by the legislature to set a wolf season. They are talking about $100.. Idaho only needs $13-for non-residents, also as I have been told.

    MI will never get a wolf season as the 'wolf lovers' and dupes have submitted sigs to make it a ballot issue. Big city voters who wouldnt recgonize a wolf if they were Red Riding Hood will decide, most likely.

    Last time something like this came up it was DOVES. We will never hunt doves. The dumb sporssmen groups couldnt even agree. Doves won. Now we grow em for Southern states. The only difference will be the wolves will stay in the UP and dine on venison and moose.
     
  14. chloeshooter

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    Hunters boycotting Colorado isn't going to accomplish jack squat. But if it makes you feel good, if the priciple is the thing here,go for it.

    The Colorado DNR estimates that big game hunting accounts for $400 million in annual revenues. Most of that is from in-state licenses. I doubt if many Colorado citizens are going to leave the state in order to hunt. If you can get a couple thousand people riled up, what difference will that make economically? at the state budget level, virtually none.

    Let's hope the Colorado voters make better choices in the future...
     
  15. Rentacop

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    This is not purely symbolic and it need not cripple the state budget to be effective. If a few liberal-leftist-progressive-radical businessmen lose a customer or two for their hotels and restaurants, they will scream at the politicians . MagPul is leaving CO and this is piled on that . As a Vietnam War poster read, " When you've got 'em by the balls, there hearts and minds will follow " .