I’m sure the gun-haters never thought about this. They really don’t think about anything much anymore except fulfilling and completing their agenda: turning the entire state of Colorado into a gun free zone. Hunters are announcing their plans to go elsewhere and take their money with them. It could be as much as $1 billion, thanks to these zealots. Their arrogance and ignorance is reflected perfectly in this from one of those inhabiting the collective at the Denver Post:
If those jaded sportsmen from out-of-state and right here at home really do follow through with their threats to never spend another penny on hunting and fishing in Colorado, well, the hunting and fishing just got a lot better for those who do participate.
Hunting and fishing outfitters are already getting calls cancelling plans by out-of-staters to come to Colorado. They represented 86,000 hunting licenses last year. As Chris Jurney, one of those getting such calls, said:
There’s a united front of sportsmen that are tired of having their freedoms and liberties and fundamental rights take away from them. That kind of unity among sportsmen is going to be big, and unfortunately for those of us who live here, we’re going to suffer the consequences of this misguided legislation.
Jeff Lepp, owner of Specialty Sports in Colorado Springs, said those sportsmen will avoid Colorado:
Small mountain towns and rural towns in this state are going to lose a lot of money because you’re not going to see the number of out-of-state hunters coming here. Other states are going to see a growth.
Lepp, by the way, was making plans to expand his store in Colorado but has decided to expand elsewhere instead, thanks to Hick and the boys.