Gun-Related Businesses Look to Leave Colorado in Face of Stricter Gun Control Laws

While Colorado works to become the most business-friendly state in the country, gun-related businesses talk about leaving the state following the passage of gun control legislation that restricts the sale of high-capacity magazines and requires background checks for private and online gun sales.

“We realize some companies may choose to relocate, and we respect their decision to do so,” said Eric Brown, a spokesman for Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper.

Since gun control legislation took effect in Colorado last month, companies such as Magpul Industries, a weapons components and magazine manufacturer, and HiViz Shooting Systems, a weapons optics manufacturer, have announced plans to leave the state.

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