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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.


1fattynskinny(195 comments)posted 1 year, 5 months ago

hubby cancelled his last month...screw colorado

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2LtMacGowan(643 comments)posted 1 year, 5 months ago

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

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3nanana(15 comments)posted 1 year, 5 months ago

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

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4nipsy(133 comments)posted 1 year, 5 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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5excel(281 comments)posted 1 year, 5 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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6bumbob(128 comments)posted 1 year, 5 months ago

That leaves more hunting for those that are already there!

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