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Liberal gun control will cost CO Billions in revenue and lost jobs. Congradulations.

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The recent gun control measures approved in Colorado have already taken a toll on local individuals, businesses, and communities throughout the state. Those who work in the outdoor recreation industry, along with entire towns and counties that center around hunting and fishing, have been the first to experience the real economic effect of the new firearm regulations.

Tom Bowers is an outdoor recreation guide and the owner of Colorado’s High Lonesome Outfitter & Guides located in Yampa. Bowers shared with Media Trackers Colorado how the new gun legislation has already affected his business.

“Many of my hunting, fishing, horseback riding, and rafting clients are choosing to recreate in other states because of the new laws. Before the [gun control] legislation passed I got 15-30 calls from potential clients a day, now I get less than 5.”

One big game client, whom he has served as a guide for 15 years, told Bowers that he will not be rebooking or coming back to Colorado. Bowers recalled the conversation with the client, who told him: “It is not because of you, it is because of your Governor. I am not giving any money to that state”.

“I’m thinking about sending the legislature a bill for lost business,” Layman concluded frankly.

Exact losses to Colorado’s $1.8 billion dollar hunting and fishing industry will not be fully recognized until next year.

Gun Control Takes Toll On Outdoor Recreation Across Colorado | RedState
 

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Re: Liberal gun control will cost CO Billions in revenue and lost jobs. Congradulatio

Colorado should separate itself into to states. Colorado and Denbo. Let the liberals fend for themselves in Denbo, and the remainder work to return the state to its firmer glory.
 

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Re: Liberal gun control will cost CO Billions in revenue and lost jobs. Congradulatio

When was Colorado's "former glory" ?
 

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Re: Liberal gun control will cost CO Billions in revenue and lost jobs. Congradulatio

Are there any states in rural America with weed laws like Colorado but gun laws like Texas? It's looking like I should be able to get my visa soon, but you guys keep changing your laws so quick I can't keep up with where I want to be :(
 

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Re: Liberal gun control will cost CO Billions in revenue and lost jobs. Congradulatio

The recent gun control measures approved in Colorado have already taken a toll on local individuals, businesses, and communities throughout the state. Those who work in the outdoor recreation industry, along with entire towns and counties that center around hunting and fishing, have been the first to experience the real economic effect of the new firearm regulations.

Tom Bowers is an outdoor recreation guide and the owner of Colorado’s High Lonesome Outfitter & Guides located in Yampa. Bowers shared with Media Trackers Colorado how the new gun legislation has already affected his business.

“Many of my hunting, fishing, horseback riding, and rafting clients are choosing to recreate in other states because of the new laws. Before the [gun control] legislation passed I got 15-30 calls from potential clients a day, now I get less than 5.”

One big game client, whom he has served as a guide for 15 years, told Bowers that he will not be rebooking or coming back to Colorado. Bowers recalled the conversation with the client, who told him: “It is not because of you, it is because of your Governor. I am not giving any money to that state”.

“I’m thinking about sending the legislature a bill for lost business,” Layman concluded frankly.

Exact losses to Colorado’s $1.8 billion dollar hunting and fishing industry will not be fully recognized until next year.

Gun Control Takes Toll On Outdoor Recreation Across Colorado | RedState

Just like gun control on a nationwide scale ruined Australia's economy, hm?
 

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Re: Liberal gun control will cost CO Billions in revenue and lost jobs. Congradulatio

Just like gun control on a nationwide scale ruined Australia's economy, hm?

Nice deflection, how did it effect the cost of tea in China?
 

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Re: Liberal gun control will cost CO Billions in revenue and lost jobs. Congradulatio

When was Colorado's "former glory" ?

Just before the liberals started relocatng from Texas and California, and the workers from south of the border, came in legally, collected their money and left.
 

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Re: Liberal gun control will cost CO Billions in revenue and lost jobs. Congradulatio

Are there any states in rural America with weed laws like Colorado but gun laws like Texas? It's looking like I should be able to get my visa soon, but you guys keep changing your laws so quick I can't keep up with where I want to be :(

Not really. It is easier to find weed tolerant areas than to find gun tolerant areas. A lot of areas overlook weed as long as you don't make a business of it.
 

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Re: Liberal gun control will cost CO Billions in revenue and lost jobs. Congradulatio

Not really. It is easier to find weed tolerant areas than to find gun tolerant areas. A lot of areas overlook weed as long as you don't make a business of it.

I get that, it's overlooked here too, but it's also selectively enforced. In order to be allowed to live in the US legally, I have to jump through a lot of hoops and make a big ongoing financial investment, and I don't want to go through all that effort just to be a criminal. I want to find somewhere with laws that I feel I can abide by (even if I don't necessarily agree with all of them). Being allowed to smoke weed in private, yet still having the right to defend my home with as many rounds as I see fit are both things that I count as being important to me. I have asperger's so I can probably get a legal prescription. Maybe that widens the possibilities? I realize weed is still illegal on a federal level anyway, but I still want to do what I can to pick somewhere with state laws that I can live by. I also don't want to live in a community where I'd be unwelcome, whether it be as a gun owner, an agnostic, a non drinker, or someone who smokes a bit of weed. Maybe I'm being unrealistic :( Still, I'm looking for relative isolation, so as long as people are tolerant of the fact that I exist at all, my being there shouldn't be a big deal.
 

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Re: Liberal gun control will cost CO Billions in revenue and lost jobs. Congradulatio

I get that, it's overlooked here too, but it's also selectively enforced. In order to be allowed to live in the US legally, I have to jump through a lot of hoops and make a big ongoing financial investment, and I don't want to go through all that effort just to be a criminal. I want to find somewhere with laws that I feel I can abide by (even if I don't necessarily agree with all of them). Being allowed to smoke weed in private, yet still having the right to defend my home with as many rounds as I see fit are both things that I count as being important to me. I have asperger's so I can probably get a legal prescription. Maybe that widens the possibilities? I realize weed is still illegal on a federal level anyway, but I still want to do what I can to pick somewhere with state laws that I can live by. I also don't want to live in a community where I'd be unwelcome, whether it be as a gun owner, an agnostic, a non drinker, or someone who smokes a bit of weed. Maybe I'm being unrealistic :( Still, I'm looking for relative isolation, so as long as people are tolerant of the fact that I exist at all, my being there shouldn't be a big deal.

Even with our current crop of Party-lockstep Democrats in the State Legislature and the Governor's Mansion, Colorado is still a great place to live...especially if you stay away from the north end of I-25.
 

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Re: Liberal gun control will cost CO Billions in revenue and lost jobs. Congradulatio

Just like gun control on a nationwide scale ruined Australia's economy, hm?

I was not aware Australia had a big international hunting and fishing industry.
 

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Re: Liberal gun control will cost CO Billions in revenue and lost jobs. Congradulatio

I was not aware Australia had a big international hunting and fishing industry.

Relative to the size of our economies, you might find they have a significantly larger one. There's this little thing called the "Outback", you see...and their nation is as a whole significantly more rural than our own.

And "international"? Really? Foreigners spend BILLIONS to hunt and fish in Colorado? Would you care to back that up?
 

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Re: Liberal gun control will cost CO Billions in revenue and lost jobs. Congradulatio

Relative to the size of our economies, you might find they have a significantly larger one. There's this little thing called the "Outback", you see...and their nation is as a whole significantly more rural than our own.

And "international"? Really? Foreigners spend BILLIONS to hunt and fish in Colorado? Would you care to back that up?

I feel like such a dolt. Of course Colorado can absorb a possible 1.8 billion loss in revenue. I mean if the whole of Australia can then why couldn't Colorado. It's not like companies and jobs are actually leaving Colorado...oh, wait...

http:// http://www.npr.org/2013/04/29/177806894/gunmaker-says-colorados-new-laws-will-send-it-packing
 

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Re: Liberal gun control will cost CO Billions in revenue and lost jobs. Congradulatio

I feel like such a dolt. Of course Colorado can absorb a possible 1.8 billion loss in revenue. I mean if the whole of Australia can then why couldn't Colorado. It's not like companies and jobs are actually leaving Colorado...oh, wait...

http:// http://www.npr.org/2013/04/29/177806894/gunmaker-says-colorados-new-laws-will-send-it-packing


You forget the liberals right to control you with their benevolence is far more important than the rights, jobs and economic stability of everyone else.
 

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Re: Liberal gun control will cost CO Billions in revenue and lost jobs. Congradulatio

You forget the liberals right to control you with their benevolence is far more important than the rights, jobs and economic stability of everyone else.

with liberals there are two main varieties

the evil scum bag pimps in office whose motivations are no where near what they claim their reasons are

their goal here is to punish those who don't leave and drive others away who don't vote for their sickening socialist agendas

then you have the slow witted followers. to them DOING SOMETHING is what matters to them even if that something is worthless and hurts others.

after all its FOR THE CHILDREN
 

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Re: Liberal gun control will cost CO Billions in revenue and lost jobs. Congradulatio

I feel like such a dolt. Of course Colorado can absorb a possible 1.8 billion loss in revenue. I mean if the whole of Australia can then why couldn't Colorado. It's not like companies and jobs are actually leaving Colorado...oh, wait...

http:// http://www.npr.org/2013/04/29/177806894/gunmaker-says-colorados-new-laws-will-send-it-packing

So not only could you not back up your claim about 'billions' of dollars lost because of the supposed loss of the 'foreign hunting and fishing trade', but nowhere does your reference show a loss of $1.8B of any kind, foreign or domestic.

But I get it - it's something that liberals don't believe, therefore it must be true...never mind that it's not true to begin with.
 

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So not only could you not back up your claim about 'billions' of dollars lost because of the supposed loss of the 'foreign hunting and fishing trade', but nowhere does your reference show a loss of $1.8B of any kind, foreign or domestic.

But I get it - it's something that liberals don't believe, therefore it must be true...never mind that it's not true to begin with.

almost nothing the left says in the gun debate is honest or accurate

1) starting with the claim that those who push gun restrictions are motivated by public safety or crime control

2) or the patently idiotic claims from the anti gun pimps in office that they "support the second amendment"

3) or that they trust people with guns for hunting and self defense (but not the ones that police are issued for self defense)

4) or that laws that ONLY apply to legal gun owners will somehow deter people who already break substantive laws
 

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People are going have actually experience the counterproductive effect of Liberalism before the wake up stop voting for them.
 

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So not only could you not back up your claim about 'billions' of dollars lost because of the supposed loss of the 'foreign hunting and fishing trade', but nowhere does your reference show a loss of $1.8B of any kind, foreign or domestic.

But I get it - it's something that liberals don't believe, therefore it must be true...never mind that it's not true to begin with.

Hehehe. The op made the billions statement. If you read carefully, i stated possible 1.8 billion referenced. I read the article as well so I have reservations too. But, let's say if is 3/4 or 1/2 of that, you think that loss is just fine and hunky dorey, no big deal? Did you read the link I posted?

But I get it, a liberal can always find fault with an argument even though the premise that Colorado is going to take it in the shorts is pretty accurate. So what is it's "only" half a billion. The lost revenue has to come from somewhere through reduced spending.
 

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Hehehe. The op made the billions statement. If you read carefully, i stated possible 1.8 billion referenced. I read the article as well so I have reservations too. But, let's say if is 3/4 or 1/2 of that, you think that loss is just fine and hunky dorey, no big deal? Did you read the link I posted?

But I get it, a liberal can always find fault with an argument even though the premise that Colorado is going to take it in the shorts is pretty accurate. So what is it's "only" half a billion. The lost revenue has to come from somewhere through reduced spending.

many liberals don't care how many jobs are lost, how many law abiding peoples' livelihoods or hobbies are destroyed as long as the arrogant lefties can smugly claim

WE DID SOMETHING

and if it harasses people who don't vote for Obama-so much the better for the lefties
 

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Re: Liberal gun control will cost CO Billions in revenue and lost jobs. Congradulatio

The recent gun control measures approved in Colorado have already taken a toll on local individuals, businesses, and communities throughout the state. Those who work in the outdoor recreation industry, along with entire towns and counties that center around hunting and fishing, have been the first to experience the real economic effect of the new firearm regulations.

Tom Bowers is an outdoor recreation guide and the owner of Colorado’s High Lonesome Outfitter & Guides located in Yampa. Bowers shared with Media Trackers Colorado how the new gun legislation has already affected his business.

“Many of my hunting, fishing, horseback riding, and rafting clients are choosing to recreate in other states because of the new laws. Before the [gun control] legislation passed I got 15-30 calls from potential clients a day, now I get less than 5.”

One big game client, whom he has served as a guide for 15 years, told Bowers that he will not be rebooking or coming back to Colorado. Bowers recalled the conversation with the client, who told him: “It is not because of you, it is because of your Governor. I am not giving any money to that state”.

“I’m thinking about sending the legislature a bill for lost business,” Layman concluded frankly.

Exact losses to Colorado’s $1.8 billion dollar hunting and fishing industry will not be fully recognized until next year.

Gun Control Takes Toll On Outdoor Recreation Across Colorado | RedState

Hopefully Magpul will move its business to Texas.
 

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Μολὼν λαβέ;1062006445 said:
Hopefully Magpul will move its business to Texas.

Midway had some of their mags back in stock though not the newest versions. but at 12 or so a piece i ordered four of them. they work well in my three gun match rifle (an STI) and my SHTF rifle (a Rock River DEA carbine)
 

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Midway had some of their mags back in stock though not the newest versions. but at 12 or so a piece i ordered four of them. they work well in my three gun match rifle (an STI) and my SHTF rifle (a Rock River DEA carbine)


I use only Magpul standard capacity magazines in my evil black rifles. :thumbs:
 
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