Hunters say they're boycotting Colo. over gun laws

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) -- Hunters across the country say they are boycotting Colorado because of recent legislation meant to curtail gun violence.

Colorado last week became the first Western state to ratchet back gun rights in response to mass shootings at a suburban Denver movie theater and an elementary school in Connecticut.

Opponents warned the gun controls would hurt hunters, especially an expansion of background-check requirements to apply to personal and online gun sales. Lawmakers changed the bill to accommodate hunters by exempting people using borrowed guns for less than 72 hours from the checks.

Colorado tourism chief Al White said Wednesday that there's no immediate data showing any impact from a boycott. He says Colorado has the region's friendliest licensure process for out-of-state hunters and a waiting list for big-game licenses.


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  • by AmericanPatriot. Location: Location on Mar 27, 2013 at 05:34 PM
    Anyone who wants more info on the CO hunter boycott, I found the local organizer at Facebook; Derrick Snider. It looks like the boycott is catching fire nationwide.
  • by AmericanPatriot. Location: Location on Mar 27, 2013 at 04:43 PM
    The organizers of this boycott locally should put out a list of local businesses that support the boycott. And we should trade with those stores and maybe picket some of the others. Sporting Goods stores would be wise to get aboard the support train for this boycott. Local sportsmen and gun owners have spent a great deal of money in your stores over the last year. Here’s your chance to say thank you. We’ll be watching. GO BOYCOTT!
  • by Anonymous on Mar 27, 2013 at 07:16 AM
    I told you. There is also a boycott on OHV vehicles if they close any of the current trails. Why should we support a fringe group who just wants money and patronizes all of us end users. Colorado Parks and BLM will suffer if the Federal BLM persist, not the people, we can go to Utah. The Federal Blm are killing the Goose will the Golden eggs.
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