President Obama is using Colorado as a backdrop Wednesday as he pushes Congress to pass gun control measures in the wake of last year’s shootings in Aurora and Newtown, Conn.
Much of the proposed legislation in Washington is losing momentum, with polls showing public support leveling off. And the recent passage of gun bills in Colorado has been divisive, to say the least.
There’s also the fallout. Magpul, a manufacturer of gun magazines is leaving because of the bills. Organizers of an annual shooting competition on the Western Slope have canceled the event that would have brought hundreds of people to Montrose.
On top of that, hunters across the country say they’re planning to boycott Colorado this season.