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Gunmaker HiViz leaves Colorado for Wyoming over new laws
The Washington Times ^ | May 3, 2013 | Valerie Richardson

Posted on 05/03/2013 2:01:25 PM PDT by jazusamo

DENVER — A Colorado firearms company has found a new home across the border in Wyoming, protesting the recent passage of restrictive new guns laws.

HiViz Shooting Systems announced Thursday that it will move its core operations from Fort Collins, Colo., to Laramie, Wyo. That’s about an hour’s drive, but light years away in terms of state gun policy.

HiViz becomes the first gun-related manufacturing company to pick up stakes since Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper signed three sweeping gun-control laws in March. Other firearms manufacturers, including Magpul Industries, have indicated that they will relocate in response to the legislation.

Colorado Republicans, who opposed the gun-control bills, accused Democrats of killing jobs in pursuit of a liberal social agenda. Democrats control both houses of the state legislature and passed the gun-control bills with no Republican votes.

Democrats insisted the measures were needed to improve public safety after two mass shootings in 2012, including the Aurora theater massacre that left 12 dead. Republicans argued that the bills, which include a limit on ammunition-magazine capacity, will have no impact on safety.

“The Democrats and the governor are outsourcing jobs from Colorado to other states,” said Republican state Sen. Greg Brophy. “This was so unnecessary, and the worst part is, these bills don’t do anything to make anyone safer.”

Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead released a statement welcoming HiViz, saying that the “culture and people make Wyoming a great fit for the company.” HiViz manufactures high-technology shooting and other firearms accessories.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Colorado; US: Wyoming
KEYWORDS: banglist; guncontrol; hiviz; secondamendment

1 posted on 05/03/2013 2:01:26 PM PDT by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo

ByeViz........


2 posted on 05/03/2013 2:13:01 PM PDT by Red Badger (Want to be surprised? Google your own name......Want to have fun? Google your friend's names........)
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To: y'all

HiViz Shooting Systems by North Pass Ltd.

http://www.hivizsights.com/

(sights and some other products)


3 posted on 05/03/2013 2:14:05 PM PDT by deks ("...the battle...liberty against the overreach of the federal government" Ken Cuccinelli)
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To: jazusamo

They’re in Ft. Collins, so they don’t have far to go to move to Wyoming.


4 posted on 05/03/2013 2:17:00 PM PDT by Disambiguator
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To: Disambiguator

Hopefully HiViz prospers and grows in WY.

I also hope the loopy Governor and Rats in CO are proud of themselves. /sarc


5 posted on 05/03/2013 2:24:43 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: jazusamo

The administration made its point: they will intervene in any state to insure that Democrat legislators toe their line.


6 posted on 05/03/2013 2:36:00 PM PDT by RobbyS
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To: jazusamo

They don’t know...they’re all stoned.


7 posted on 05/03/2013 2:37:08 PM PDT by clintonh8r ("Europe was created by history. America was created by a philosophy." Baroness Thatcher)
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To: RobbyS
Sadly, I believe you're right. Obummer’s handlers are dictating to blue state legislators through him they'll go along or else.
8 posted on 05/03/2013 2:40:38 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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9 posted on 05/03/2013 2:41:47 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: Disambiguator

About 75 to 80 miles..right up 287.

I do not know why they are going to Laramie though. Cheyene would be a bit better. Military there and all.


10 posted on 05/03/2013 2:42:35 PM PDT by crz
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To: jazusamo

Good for them! Colorado needs to suffer for their stupidity! (Yes, I live in Colorado)


11 posted on 05/03/2013 2:44:08 PM PDT by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off.)
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To: CodeToad
Chickenpooper Is trying to make a name for himself so him and DeGette can follow Betsy Markey to DC, The District of Criminals.
12 posted on 05/03/2013 2:51:08 PM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: mountainlion

Dead on. Chickenpooper has pissed off liberals, too. The first time I head his nickname ‘Chickenpooper’ I heard it from a liberal.


13 posted on 05/03/2013 2:52:58 PM PDT by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off.)
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To: jazusamo; george76

Good! All firearms related businesses should leave Colorado.


14 posted on 05/03/2013 3:00:55 PM PDT by dynachrome (Vertrou in God en die Mauser)
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To: jazusamo
This is causing quite a stir - making the gun control freaks heads explode.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7F1nPSNnaBo

only 2 minutes - pass it on after viewing. it is going viral ...

15 posted on 05/03/2013 3:03:05 PM PDT by bankwalker (In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king.)
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To: jazusamo

This is what happens when Californians decide to cash in on their inflated house values and bring their ideas with them.


16 posted on 05/03/2013 3:08:13 PM PDT by hadaclueonce (dont worry about Mexico, put the fence around kalifornia.)
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To: bankwalker

Good video...It should make their heads explode, that’s real life.


17 posted on 05/03/2013 3:08:36 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: CodeToad

I live in Colorado and I agree.
Don’t feel alone...


18 posted on 05/03/2013 3:12:35 PM PDT by Verbosus (/* No Comment */)
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To: jazusamo

Laramie, a great town with a great history in The Old West.

Somehow, it just seems fitting to have HiViz go there.

I wish them well, and a prosperous future.


19 posted on 05/03/2013 4:43:05 PM PDT by Terry L Smith
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To: jazusamo; RobbyS

I don’t necessarily think it is that. Radical lefties have gained traction in CO because lefties from other states have fled here when their states became unlivable. They are easily more radical than Obama, and have been around longer than he has.


20 posted on 05/03/2013 5:50:24 PM PDT by ican'tbelieveit
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To: ican'tbelieveit

The Crawfords bringing their corruptions to Manfield Park.


21 posted on 05/03/2013 7:44:27 PM PDT by RobbyS
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To: Verbosus

Well, maybe you too can flee to Wyoming.


22 posted on 05/03/2013 7:45:22 PM PDT by RobbyS
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To: RobbyS

Texas is my home state - I hope to return to the Brenham area.


23 posted on 05/05/2013 7:48:05 AM PDT by Verbosus (/* No Comment */)
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To: Verbosus

Ein herzlich Willkommen!


24 posted on 05/05/2013 7:49:28 AM PDT by RobbyS
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To: RobbyS

I had to use a translator - but thank you!


25 posted on 05/06/2013 7:22:45 AM PDT by Verbosus (/* No Comment */)
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To: Verbosus
Given the area, I thought you might know a snatch of German. Incidentally, Texas was one of the first area where Germans immigrants from many different places in Germany were thrown together. My grandmother’s family came from Martin Luther’s area; my grandfather from near the French border about 30 years later. She was a farm girl; he, a townsman. But to the point, Germans colonized all over Texas. In 1900, I like to tell my Mexican acquaintances, there were more German-speakers in San Antonio, than either Mexicans or “English.” End of history lesson.:)
26 posted on 05/06/2013 10:46:14 AM PDT by RobbyS
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