What Bloomberg hath wrought: Colorado gun control blowback accelerates

Bob Owens

Everyone knew Magpul was going to take its jobs and nearly $90 million in taxeselsewhere  as a result of the state’s recent gun control laws. That was just the beginning of the rebellion. The blowback that has begun against Michael Bloomberg’s Colorado gun control bills is so massive that even the Washington Post is noticing it.

Hunters across the country 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.

According to the Colorado Springs Gazette (http://tinyurl.com/cfbquoy ), hunting outfitters say people began cancelling trips after the legislation passed. The numbers are few, but growing.

If you follow that link to the Gazette, it is obvious that the New York-written legislation is going to have a significant multi-million or even billion dollar impact on the state.

Gun and hunting websites and forums are full of talk of boycotting the state, and hunting outfitters say people have begun cancelling trips here. It’s just a handful for now, but northwest Colorado hunting guide Chris Jurney expects more.

“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.”

Legislation, drawn up in response to the Aurora theater shootings and other massacres, bans magazines that hold more than 15 bullets or magazine tube extensions for shotguns that are longer than 28 inches. Legislation also requires universalbackground checks, a state fee for background checks, regulation of concealed-carry training and regulations to remove guns from those convicted of domestic abuse.

Bane produces “Gun Stories,” the cable network’s most popular show, among others. He said in a recent letter to lawmakers, “We are relatively small potatoes in television, but our relocation of production will cost Colorado a little less than a million dollars in 2013.”

Wildlife recreation contributes $3 billion to the economy, directly sustaining 21,000 jobs. Out-of-state hunters account for about 15-percent of the licenses sold in the state, and if they decide to go somewhere else it affects not just the outfitters and guides, but the entire state economy, from the airlines that fly the hunters in, to the vehicle rentals/taxis, hotels,restaurants, etc.

Another $10.2 billion and 104,000 jobs are vendors in the larger outdoor recreation industry in the state that will feel a pinch as boycotts of the state expands. Through the interconnected nature of systems, everyone in the state will eventually suffer in some way, even the schools.

Colorado state Democrats rushed through a law written by the gun-grabbing minions of a New York billionaire, figuring his deep pockets would protect them long enough to get the law passed. They were right. Bloomberg did push his law through on the citizens of Colorado.

But where is he now? Now the Colorado Democrats who supported Bloomberg’s law will have to answer to their voters in coming elections.

The voters will have their revenge and push through an eventual repeal, but only after these laws cost the citizens of Colorado thousands of jobs and billions of dollars, without stopping a single crime, or saving a single life.


7 thoughts on “What Bloomberg hath wrought: Colorado gun control blowback accelerates

  1. Guess they’ll have to hire the DC sharpshooters to kill the deer and control the (deer) population now.

  2. Will somebody suicide this mother? Im on the west coast and im so sick of hearing about this New York piece of garbage/rat. Please dont make me traverse this continent to do in new york what new york boys should be doing for them selfs.

    a little rebranding of a vietnam quote.
    I love the math at the bottom. it keeps the stupids out!

  3. When the gov of Colorado first announced this my first thought was is there any Israeli association? I did find that he was courting providing beef to Israel. I did not search beyond that since it confirmed my suspicion.
    I then looked at his campaign promise and that was to bring in more industry to help keep Colorado strong. So, maybe they should demand a special agenda to vote this traitor out. He failed, miserably. He is pro Israel that is all you need to know.
    I am moving to Colorado and will clearly vote for that.

    1. you’re a little bit behind the curve if you think you’re going to accomplish anything by voting. What cave were you living in for the last decade?

  4. Great news that people are boycotting Colorado. They should extend it to all of the commie states. And boycotting Israel should be part of your religion by now.

  5. Bottom line folks…if we fail to eliminate these khazar-jew bastards from our midst….we die (ditto for our progeny).

    …thus we have only a binary solution set before us.

    Eliminate them or force them to leave the USA.

    ….anything less than the above…will result in our death & that of the Republic itself (currently on life support)…..

    Choose wisely!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. The Russians have the idea. . .NO LAWMAKER may hold dual nationality ” . . .A Russian oligarch Vitaly Malkin, who has maintained high-level influence in Moscow since the close of the Cold War resigned his seat in Russian parliament Tuesday after the National Post revealed he held dual citizenship and had extensive assets in Canada . . . . ” A lot of the US’s financial problems are with their Poli’s and certain presstitutes holding US and israeli nationality. As Mike Rivero from whatreallyhappened.com puts it. “No mam can serve two masters and the US needs poli’s had support America first, second and third . . .” So the man in the street is “educated” that israel is our strategic ally in the M.E., the only democracy and must be supported with American blood and treasure, until you collapse from overstretch. . . .proving they aren’t an ally but instead a parasite !!

    I think that punishing states and municipalities that pass draconian anti gun legislation with relocation of businesses, boycotts, etc is an excellent idea and will quickly pick up steam. Unfortunately some will lose jobs or have their income reduced but will bring more pressure to bear as people who may be anti gun suddenly realise that there are consequences to actions and not all are favourable. Polis that supported these new laws will start to hear increasingly that “you won’t be getting my or my family members vote”. lets hope they listen and listen to the state comptrollers who tell them revenues statewide are down.

    Cheers Guys. Keep up the fight

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