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BREAKING: HiViz Says Adios to Colorado
thetruthaboutguns.com ^ | 4-1-2013 | Daniel Zimmerman

Posted on 04/01/2013 11:26:47 AM PDT by servo1969

April 1, 2013, Fort Collins, CO–HiViz Shooting Systems (a division of North Pass Ltd.), announces plans to relocate operations out of the state of Colorado due to recent changes in Colorado state gun control legislation. HiViz President and CEO, Phillip Howe, states that talks are currently under way with officials of a neighboring stater egarding the move.

Mr. Howe comments, “I make this announcement with mixed emotions. Colorado is a beautiful state with great people, but we cannot in clear conscience support with our taxes a state that has proven through recent legislation a willingness to infringe upon the constitutional rights of our customer base.” Mr. Howe notes that prior to the changes in law in Colorado, he made several attempts to persuade state officials via emails and telephone calls to proceed slowly with gun control legislation that would impact individual shooters and the shooting industry as a whole.

Although the relocation will be expensive and time consuming, he adds, “It is in the best interest of our company and our customers.” Starting with corporate headquarters, the operations will be moved over an extended period of time ensuring no interruption of services to its customer base, and HiViz states that the majority of its employees will make the move with the corporate operations. More details regarding the location and timing of the relocation will be announced as details are finalized.

HiViz Shooting Systems manufactures light-gathering sights, recoil pads and accessories for the shooting industry. For more information, contact Jeff Maust, Marketing Director at (970) 484-8242 or jlmaust@frii.com.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Colorado
KEYWORDS: banglist; colorado; guncontrol; hickenlooper; hivis; secondamendment; seeya


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LLARMS says:
April 1, 2013 at 11:08
I would imagine it is not an April fools joke – I can’t imagine a company as
big as this would cannibalize its own reputation by basically saying,
“Just kidding! We are staying in a state that infringes on our citizens. HaHa! Funny Right?” - D
1 posted on 04/01/2013 11:26:47 AM PDT by servo1969
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To: servo1969

Aw, I messed the title up.
It should be “BREAKING: HiViz Says Adios to Colorado”
Sorry about that.


2 posted on 04/01/2013 11:28:43 AM PDT by servo1969
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To: servo1969

Hey, thanks to whomever fixed that!


3 posted on 04/01/2013 11:30:50 AM PDT by servo1969
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To: servo1969

HiViz makes good products.


4 posted on 04/01/2013 11:31:08 AM PDT by TheLawyerFormerlyKnownAsAl
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To: servo1969

Colorado was taken over by George Soros Democracy Alliance a few years ago. About the time they passed a no gender specific public restroom law. George Soros wealthy, elite love their power there. Guns get in their way.


5 posted on 04/01/2013 11:40:52 AM PDT by OafOfOffice (W.C:Socialism:Philosophy of failure,creed of ignorance,gospel of envy,the equal sharing of misery)
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To: servo1969

I wonder when Burris Scopes (owned by Berretta) in Greeley, and Redfield Scopes in Denver will wise-up and move out?!?


6 posted on 04/01/2013 11:42:26 AM PDT by harpu ( "...it's better to be hated for who you are than loved for someone you're not!")
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To: servo1969

Nebraska, Wyoming, Kansas, New Mexico, and Utah are all happy to take the fleeing gun businesses.


7 posted on 04/01/2013 11:43:28 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: servo1969

How many jobs are affected? Too bad, Colorado. Serves you right.


8 posted on 04/01/2013 11:44:02 AM PDT by bergmeid (I told you so - now pass the ammo.)
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To: servo1969

Good forthem. I will support them.


9 posted on 04/01/2013 11:44:59 AM PDT by Obadiah (High speed, low drag.)
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To: GraceG

Nebraska, Wyoming, Kansas, New Mexico, and Utah are all happy to take the fleeing gun businesses.


I wouldn’t risk moving my gun related business to New Mexico.


10 posted on 04/01/2013 11:48:07 AM PDT by laplata (The Answer To 1984 Is 1776)
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To: servo1969

HiViz says Bye Biz to Colorado........


11 posted on 04/01/2013 11:48:30 AM 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: servo1969

Magpul not far behind. John Galt’s busy in CO.


12 posted on 04/01/2013 11:53:56 AM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: laplata
I wouldn’t risk moving my gun related business to New Mexico.

Well, our legislature didn't pass any gun control laws, and the Governor would have vetoed them anyway.

13 posted on 04/01/2013 11:57:21 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Tijeras_Slim

Well, our legislature didn’t pass any gun control laws, and the Governor would have vetoed them anyway.


You’re right about that but I’m thinking a few years down the road. I see NM becomming more and more “Progressive”.

I grew up in northern NM and every time I go back, it gets worse.


14 posted on 04/01/2013 12:18:38 PM PDT by laplata (The Answer To 1984 Is 1776)
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To: laplata

We’re a blue state, that is for sure. Sometimes the good old boys get it right though.

Northern New Mexico is beautiful country, but it does have it’s own special brand of craziness.


15 posted on 04/01/2013 12:21:19 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Tijeras_Slim

Santa Fe is a lost cause. I think they went 76% obama.


16 posted on 04/01/2013 12:31:27 PM PDT by laplata (The Answer To 1984 Is 1776)
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To: laplata

No argument with me on that one.


17 posted on 04/01/2013 12:32:30 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: GraceG

Idaho too, no doubt. A red, red state.


18 posted on 04/01/2013 12:38:35 PM PDT by IM2MAD (IM2MAD=Individual Motivated 2 Make A Difference)
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To: OafOfOffice
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19 posted on 04/01/2013 12:41:07 PM PDT by baddog 219
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To: GraceG

“Nebraska, Wyoming, Kansas, New Mexico, and Utah are all happy to take the fleeing gun businesses.”

What about Oklahoma and Arizona? Technically bordering, too.


20 posted on 04/01/2013 2:24:30 PM PDT by truth_seeker
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To: truth_seeker

What about Oklahoma and Arizona? Technically bordering, too.

A corner and a county, not much of a “border state” :)


21 posted on 04/01/2013 2:27:54 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: bergmeid

I was a sales rep for a New York long Island Companay that moved to Florida. Almost all of the employees followed their jobs from marxist neo europa on Long Island to sunny Orlando


22 posted on 04/01/2013 2:32:49 PM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 .....History is a process, not an event)
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To: tumblindice

I know an investment company that just passed over Colorado for a new hospital. Seems those southern boys didn’t appreciate the socialism.


23 posted on 04/01/2013 2:42:25 PM PDT by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off.)
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To: servo1969

Somebody needs to run a tally of the lost revenues to the state, not just sales tax, and corporate taxes, but the state income taxes paid by the employees of these companies.

I imagine that by now it is well into the tens of millions of dollars, reaching towards 100 million or more.

To have a numerical amount out there will really hit them hard, because every lobbyist in the state will imagine that money would have gone to his cause.


24 posted on 04/01/2013 3:05:34 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Best WoT news at rantburg.com)
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To: laplata

Come to Oklahoma.


25 posted on 04/02/2013 10:13:16 AM PDT by ops33 (Senior Master Sergeant, USAF (Retired))
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To: ops33

A great state.


26 posted on 04/02/2013 11:12:29 AM PDT by laplata (The Answer To 1984 Is 1776)
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