Bob Owens

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HiViz the latest gun accessory company to bolt from anti-liberty Colorado

Written By: Bob - Apr• 01•13

HiViz Shooting Systems, best known for their fiber-optic sights, is the latest gun company to join Magpul in leaving anti-gun Colorado. Here’s the relevant details from the press release.

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.

It’s worth noting that HiViz isn’t leaving because their products are being banned or because of an immediate to their business, but because of the fascistic tendencies of the state’s Democrats. That’s pretty stunning, and more than a little admirable.

They’re showing character, something that liberals have never been able to understand.

Update: Two shooting competitions have also pulled out of the state. Will the trend continue?

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  1. Orion says:

    Looks like when I go to buy my AR late this year it’ll be Magpul and HiViz accessories I put on it.


  2. edd forke says:

    “They’re showing character, something that liberals have never been able to understand.”

    Correction – true liberals are fair, tolerant, open-minded. Calling leftists “liberal” is exactly what they want to be called. What they DON’T want to be called are leftists.

  3. twolaneflash says:

    My oldest daughter, former chairwoman of the local Young Republicans, and her husband cancelled their ski trip to Vale in March; a Glock 9mm, a Springfield .45, and an LCP .380 were purchased instead. My oldest brother and his family left Denver for Dallas years ago. He was an Air Force officer at Lowry and stayed till his children were out of college; he even sent his children to Texas for college. My son, Green Beret, will be in Colorado Springs for mountaineer training soon; I would love to be at the bar on Saturday night in downtown liberal CS when his group belly’s up.

  4. Klingonwork says:

    Let’s hope more companies take inventory and find their caljones. Those laws are clearly unconstitutional from my perspective.

    My son and I won’t order ANYTHING out of those states including parts for our boats or mail order ANYTHING in this household any more until we get our country back.

    Molon Labe