HiViz Shooting Systems Announces It Will Move Operations Out of Colorado Due to Gun Laws

April 1 2013
by GSL Staff
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The following press release was put out by HiViz Shooting systems.

HiViz makes various gun sights and accessories for firearms.

The company is currently based in Colorado and is apparently joining a growing list of companies who are choosing not to do business with or in the state of Colorado after the state passed several draconian gun laws last month.

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 state regarding 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.

Most notably, magazine manufacturer Magpul and several of it’s sub contractors have announced they will take their multi million dollar business and hundreds of jobs with them to another state.

The Outdoor Channel also recently announced they were pulling production of several shows from the state, resulting in a negative economic impact in the hundreds of thousands, if not million+, dollars.

Out of state hunters and tourists are also boycotting the state, choosing to go to neighboring states for hunting, fishing and outdoors vacations.

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