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Hunters Threaten to Boycott Colorado After Passage of Gun Laws

Bills restricting magazine capacities and requiring background checks on private sales are allegedly causing hunters to cancel planned Colorado trips.


Hunters have started to boycott the state of Colorado in response to Gov. John Hickenlooper's signing of a number of new gun laws, according to a report from Fox News.

Earlier this month Hickenlooper signed controversial bills that banned magazines capable of holding more than 15 rounds and required background checks for private and online gun sales. Since then, local hunting outfitters say that some customers have been canceling trips, according to a report from the Colorado Springs Gazette.

Reports state that out-of-state hunters accounted for 15 percent of Colorado's hunting licenses last year.

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2 Responses to Hunters Threaten to Boycott Colorado After Passage of Gun Laws

woodman wrote:
March 31, 2013

Not only will I not go there to hunt, I won't go there at all! No vacations, no hunting, no fishing - nothing that would put money into their coffers. I urge all Americans do the same.

Neil Rayle wrote:
March 27, 2013

Colorado non-resident hunting licenses alone bring the state over $40.000.000 per year. I hope most of the non-residents stay away until some changes are made; I know I will. I WAS planning a trip this coming fall.