During Colorado’s 2012-2013 General Assembly legislative session, multiple restrictive gun control measures were passed and signed into law.
The legislation package, which was backed by the liberal Bloomberg group Mayors Against Illegal Guns (MAIG), is set to take effect on July 1 and includes 15 round limits on magazines, expanded background checks, firearm exchange regulation, and other new red tape implementation.
MAIG has taken the lead in the advance of gun control legislation in Colorado and across the nation, while Mayor Bloomberg has personally donated large sums to organizations that defend embattled Colorado State senators, Giron and Morse.
According to the New Hampshire Union Leader, MAIG recently went so far as to claim Tamerlan Tsarnaev, one of the terrorists involved with the Boston Marathon attack, was a victim of gun violence.
Meanwhile, Colorado now faces a variety of negative economic impacts as a result of the legislation supported by MAIG, passed by the Colorado legislature, and signed into law by Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper.
1. Magpul Leaves Colorado
- The 14 year old Colorado Gun Manufacturer, which employs over 600 people and generates $85 Million in Colorado taxable revenue plans to leave the state due to the gun legislation.
2. Canceled Shooting Sport Competitions
- The cancellations occurred because of concern over the legal implications of new gun laws and political opposition. The 300 shooters expected to attend the International Defense Pistol Association’s Rocky Mountain Championship in Montrose July 4-6 will no longer provide the local businesses with gas, food, lodging, and other sales.