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Hunters say they're boycotting Colo. over gun laws

Published: Wed, March 27, 2013 @ 2:40 p.m.

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Hunters across the country say they are boycotting Colorado because of recent legislation meant to curtail gun violence.

Colorado last week became the first Western state to ratchet back gun rights in response to mass shootings at a suburban Denver movie theater and an elementary school in Connecticut.

Opponents warned the gun controls would hurt hunters, especially an expansion of background-check requirements to apply to personal and online gun sales. Lawmakers changed the bill to accommodate hunters by exempting people using borrowed guns for less than 72 hours from the checks.

Colorado tourism chief Al White said today that there's no immediate data showing any impact from a boycott. He says Colorado has the region's friendliest licensure process for out-of-state hunters and a waiting list for big-game licenses.


1LtMacGowan(708 comments)posted 3 years, 2 months ago

I'm Proud of Colorado for taking a stand and not letting the NRA buckle them.

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2nanana(15 comments)posted 3 years, 2 months ago

Come to Wyoming and hunt. No bullcrap and plenty of game.

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3nipsy(161 comments)posted 3 years, 2 months ago

Over backround checks? Really?? Shouldn't everyone who buys or sells a gun in this country be subject to a backround check??? I vote yes.

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4DSquared(1756 comments)posted 3 years, 2 months ago

Colorado; The new California. They deserve each other.

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5redeye1(5534 comments)posted 3 years, 2 months ago

nipsy Its not the idea of a backround check, its the idea that OBAMMY will use it as a gun registration tool. I for one,agree with the hunters, hit where it hurts the most their pocketbooks. I will be checking out Wyo. to hunt this year. If I like it , the hell with Colorado.

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6excel(1157 comments)posted 3 years, 2 months ago

There is no need to kill off the animals in Colorado. All hunting should be banned and guns eliminated from private ownership. This will prevent another Columbine and movie theater shooting from happening.

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7bumbob(146 comments)posted 3 years, 2 months ago

That leaves more hunting for those that are already there!

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8redeye1(5534 comments)posted 3 years, 2 months ago

excel Let's also ban cars , after all they kill more people then guns

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