Skip to comments.Gunmaker HiViz leaves Colorado for Wyoming over new laws
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. Thats about an hours 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 dont 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.
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HiViz Shooting Systems by North Pass Ltd.
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They’re in Ft. Collins, so they don’t have far to go to move to Wyoming.
Hopefully HiViz prospers and grows in WY.
I also hope the loopy Governor and Rats in CO are proud of themselves. /sarc
The administration made its point: they will intervene in any state to insure that Democrat legislators toe their line.
They don’t know...they’re all stoned.
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.
Good for them! Colorado needs to suffer for their stupidity! (Yes, I live in Colorado)
Dead on. Chickenpooper has pissed off liberals, too. The first time I head his nickname ‘Chickenpooper’ I heard it from a liberal.
Good! All firearms related businesses should leave Colorado.
only 2 minutes - pass it on after viewing. it is going viral ...
This is what happens when Californians decide to cash in on their inflated house values and bring their ideas with them.
Good video...It should make their heads explode, that’s real life.
I live in Colorado and I agree.
Don’t feel alone...
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.
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.