HiViz Shooting Systems to move from Colorado, due to gun control

FORT COLLINS, Colo. - HiViz Shooting Systems, of Fort Collins, plans to relocate out of state,  due to recent changes in Colorado gun control legislation.

HiViz makes light-gathering sights, recoil pads and accessories for the shooting industry -- none of which are affected by the new Colorado gun control laws.

HiViz President and CEO Phillip Howe, said that talks are currently under way with officials of a neighboring state regarding the move.

"I make this announcement with mixed emotions," he said in a prepared statement.  "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."

Howe said the relocation will be expensive and time consuming for the company. More details regarding the location and timing of the relocation will be announced as details are finalized.

The company's release did not disclose how many employees it has.

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