Another gun company to relocate from Colorado

4:51 PM, Apr 1, 2013   |    comments
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KUSA - Citing recent gun control legislation, HiViz Shooting Systems announced Monday that it is relocating operations out of Colorado.

"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 consumer base," HiViz President and CEO Phillip Howe said in a news release.

The move will start with the company's corporate headquarters. Other operations will move over an extended period of time. A majority of employees will move with the corporate office, according to the release.

More details about the relocation will be announced as they are finalized.

Gov. John Hickenlooper signed legislation in March that expanded background checks for firearms and set limits on ammunition magazines.

"I think it will make it more difficult for people to get guns who shouldn't have them, and that's really the goal," State Rep. Beth McCann (D-Denver) said.

Ammunition magazine maker Magpul said it will leave Colorado by the end of the year as a response to the new legislation.

HiViz, which is based out of Fort Collins, manufactures light-gathering lights, recoil pads and accessories.

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