Can you hear them now, Governor Hickenlooper? Twitchy has extensively reported on gun manufacturer Magpul’s plans to leave the “occupied territory” of Colorado. The governor recently signed three anti-gun bills into law.
Second firearms manufacturer – HiViz Shooting Systems leaving Colorado because of gun grab bills signed by Gov. John Hickenlooper. #tcot
— Young Conservatives (@YoungCons) April 2, 2013
That’s right: HiViz Shooting Systems has announced its plans to leave as well.
As a result of the recent changes to the Colorado state gun control legislation, HiViz is… http://t.co/S474GkFVAy
— HIVIZ Sights (@HIVIZSights) April 1, 2013
From HiViz’s FaceBook page:
As a result of the recent changes to the Colorado state gun control legislation, HiViz is announcing plans to move out of the state. Talks are currently under way with officials of a neighboring state regarding the move.
Phil Howe, HiViz President and CEO stated, “I make this announcement with mixed emotions. 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.” He notes that prior to the changes in law in Colorado, he made several attempts to persuade state officials via emails and telephone calls to proceed slowly with gun control legislation that would impact individual shooters and the shooting industry as a whole.
— Twittah Sisters (@TheTwisters) April 4, 2013
Magpul gives HiViz a Twitter shout-out in solidarity.
A shout out to HiViz for joining us in the move out of the State…… http://t.co/UaRkkHmI00
— MAGPUL (@Magpul_HQ) April 4, 2013
Twitter users also offer support and welcome them to other states.
@Magpul_HQ Hope ya'll are coming to Texas!
— Browncoats (@llowens88) April 4, 2013
@HIVIZShooting & @Magpul_HQ Would be more than welcome to move to Mississippi. We are pro-gun and pro-business. We'd love to have you!
— Justin Chancellor (@jachance11) April 4, 2013
— The 12th Fan (@Josh_Painter) April 1, 2013
Rep. Stockman reaches out as well.
— Steve Stockman (@SteveWorks4You) April 4, 2013
Speaking of jobs: Heckuva job, Hickenlooper. Again.