Hunters Boycott Colorado Following New Gun Laws
KREX News Room
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. - In light of the recent legislation regulating guns, hunters across the country are boycotting Colorado.
Michael Bane, a producer for the Outdoor Channel, announced he will no longer film his four shows in Colorado and hunters are joining the protests.
Officials from Colorado Parks and Wildlife say people have began canceling trips after the legislation passed causing this to become a big issue for the Western Slope.
"If the boycott continues to grow in numbers, what can be affected is our wildlife and many of the communities that depend on hunting so we just want to remind everyone that Colorado remains a great place to hunt," said Mike Porras, Colorado Parks and Wildlife.
The legislation was created in response to the Aurora theater shootings and other massacres.
It bans magazines that hold more than 15 bullets.
Other bills signed by Gov. Hickenlooper, requires universal background checks, a state fee for background checks, regulation of concealed-carry training and the removal of guns from those convicted of domestic abuse.