Skip to comments.Outdoor Channel Blacklists Colorado Over Gun Control Laws
Posted on 03/24/2013 6:00:29 AM PDT by KeyLargo
Outdoor Channel Blacklists Colorado Over Gun Control Laws Posted on March 12, 2013
by da Tagliare
Filed under 2nd Amendment, Business, Economics, Gun Control, Jobs, Politics, State Laws
Living in the Southwest for most of my life, Ive seen just how many people go to Colorado to hunt, fish, ski, hike, camp and sight see. Combined together, these activities generate millions of dollars for businesses as well as the state government.
Yet, the controlling Democrats are willing to lose a large portion of that revenue and place many businesses in jeopardy, just to push Obamas anti-gun policies. A couple of major businesses are already looking to relocate out of the state because of the recently passed and newly proposed anti-gun laws.
Now, the Outdoor Channel, a very popular cable network for hunters, fishermen and outdoors type people, has notified the Colorado Senate Republican Caucus that they are prepared to pull all of their productions out of the state if the anti-gun laws are passed. Currently, the Outdoor Channel has four cable program series being produced in Colorado, including their most popular program Gun Stories.
Michael Bane, executive producer and host of Outdoor Channel, sent an email to State Sen. Steve King (R-Grand Junction) stating in part:...
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Good for them. I hope more do. I am thinking about leaving.
Colorado men are more interested in the interior decorating network these days-because they’re a bunch of dope smoking fagots-get it?
except for colorado freepers of course.
Come on down to the Missouri Ozarks. No mountains here abouts but plenty of hills with deer, turkey and other game. Fishing is king for bass, etc.
Low taxes, low cost of living, respect for property rights.
Did I mention low taxes ?
Wife gives hubby an AR-15 styled birthday cake at Friends of NRA dinner
“Michael Bane, executive producer and host of Outdoor Channel, sent an email to State Sen. Steve King (R-Grand Junction) stating in part:
This morning I met with my three Producers, and we made the decision that if these antigun bills become law, we will be moving all of our production OUT of Colorado. We have already cancelled a scheduled filming session for late this month. Obviously, part of this is due to our own commitment to the right to keep and bear arms, but it also reflects 3 lawyers opinions that these laws are so poorly drafted and so designed to trap otherwise legal citizens into a crime (one of our attorneys referred to them as flypaper laws) that it is simply too dangerous for us to film here.
I can give you chapter and verse on the legal implications if you need, but suffice to say that the first legal opinion was so scary we went out and got two others. Al three attorneys agreed.
We are relatively small potatoes in television, but our relocation of production will cost Colorado a little less than a million dollars in 2013.
Secondly, we have proudly promoted Colorado in our productions (and have been moving more and more production into the state); now we will do exactly the opposite. What does this mean for Colorado? The community of television producers is a small one. Last week I had lunch with a major network producer who was looking to locate his new reality series in Colorado. That producer is also a shooter, and the new reality series will now be based out of Phoenix. That lunch cost Colorado over a million in economic impact.
Thirdly, according to numbers I received from the National Shooting Sports Foundation (for whom I used to work) yesterday, hunting had an almost $800,000,000 impact on Colorado in 2012, driving as many as 8330 jobs. Next month I will be in Texas meeting with most of the top outdoor/hunting producers, and the Number One agenda item will be Colorado. Already, hunting organizations and statewide hunting clubs around the country are pulling out of Colorado, and we expect this trend to accelerate rapidly.
The message we will take to our viewers and listeners is that these proposed laws are so dangerous to hunters and any other person, be she a fisherman or a skier who brings a handgun into the state for self-defense, that we cannot recommend hunting, fishing or visiting Colorado. We reach millions of people, and, quite frankly, we have a credibility that Colorado government officials can no longer match. Colorado Division of Wildlife is already running ads trying to bring more out-of-state hunters to Colorado in light of the flood of negative publicity about these proposed laws, I can assure you those ads will fail.
We estimate that as many as one-quarter to one-third of out-of-state hunters will desert Colorado in the next 18-24 months, which will quite frankly be a disaster for the hunting industry in Colorado and have a devastating effect on our western and northern communities (certainly like Grand Junction).
If all 2nd Amendment supporters blacklist and boycott CO because of the gun control laws it might get the legislature’s attention.
Glad I moved from there before this legislation came along. I guess there is no reason for me to go back for visits if they are going to be so “anti-gun”.
This will do more than devistate the hunting community. When the hunters leave, the preditors in Colorado (coyotes, wolves, mountain lions etc.) will get out of control and the farmers and ranchers will be losing livestock left right and center. Preditors move to where there is plenty and will soon discover easier prey all nicely penned up and waiting for them.
Our Summer Dealer Convention is to be held at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver. I am emailing our corporate CEO and asking him to consider moving the convention to another state. I don’t know if it’s possible to move such a large event at this late date, but it’s worth a try.
“This will do more than devistate the hunting community. When the hunters leave, the preditors in Colorado (coyotes, wolves, mountain lions etc.) will get out of control..”
Yes, but not important.
You see, the nut job libs that voted in the lib politicians in Colorado do not want animals ‘harmed’, even when Marty Moose stomps them to death they apologize to the animals.
Wow, Colorado sure has gone off the deep end since I lived there in Rangely in 1979-1980 working in the Oil Field. One day we were out screwing around in the mountains drinking beer not far from the Highway when the Local Sheriff came up and asked if we had any guns. We said yes they are behind the seat of the truck and unloaded, he then began reading us the riot act and ordered us to LOAD OUR RIFLES and Keep them in the Gun Rack so we can get to them quickly. And that he better be able to see our Guns when we drive by. His reasoning is simple as stated by him, we don’t want to come out and pick up pieces of you after the Wild Animals KILL YOU. Rangely is about 100 miles north of Grand Junction and on the Northwestern edge of the Rockies.
Colorado is off our destination list. (Skiing, hunting, touring & summer kamps) for two reasons: marijuana and gun legislation. Place is dangerous.
New Mexico was similar in the late ‘70s - early ‘80s. We all had gun racks in our trucks, and kept them filled (when we were in the vehicle). Also had several loaded pistols in the glovebox and under the seat. Never could tell when you might need one.
Can’t do that anymore, from what I understand. But haven’t been out there since for any length of time except to visit relatives...
It’s a shame - such beautiful country for it ans such a lousy environment...
yes gun legislation and pot. you forgot, probably since you don’t live in commierado, in-state tuition for the illegal spawn of illegal criminals and queer marraige. i am not moving and can’t boycott everything but do my best to not buy anything in denver and, if i can get it online to avoid sales tax, do that too. and my relatives live in the freak state which is even worse as they also have crappy weather.
If all 2nd Amendment supporters blacklist and boycott CO because of the gun control laws it might get the legislatures attention.
I hope you are correct they should get that attention like a two by four across some portion of their anatomy.
On the other hand I don’t think they will care. This legislation fits their agenda and their core values. It’s ALL about control.
Progrssives could care less about this. They are willing to throw out the baby with the bath water. Financial hits to the state is collateral damage to them. They are willing to suffer financially in order to keep the socialist dream alive.
NM is still open carry.
So... Outdoor Channel has come out and refuted this, claiming it is only a single, independent executive producer:
Just one minor point, it isn’t queer marriage. The voters banned same-sex marriage in 2006, constitutional amendment. But, this week civil unions were signed into law, not marriage.
Wow. Didn’t know that. I thought something had been passed severely penalizing getting pulled over with guns in the car, or something like that... Perhaps I remember poorly...
Colorado is also open carry, outside of Denver or businesses that post “No Firearms.”
I also remember growing up with guns openly displayed in NM. Do you remember pickup seat covers with a rifle holder built into them?
Yep. Had one... Couldn't get a back window rack to stay in my truck, so I used the seat cover one... Was also handy for bow/arrows in bow season.
No tourism means, for the most part, no revenues except the gigantic flow of federal revenues (pork). There’s nearly no production of anything useful (zoning laws against even tiny manufacturing shops in the middle of nowhere, radical environmentalist planning regulations against building on private properties, extreme building codes, animal worship, etc., all maintained by both political parties). Top that off with fire bans that make crimes of cooking out on barbeque grills and recreational firing of firearms.
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