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Topic - Lori Saine
Democrats came under heavy criticism Friday for driving Magpul Industries out of Colorado by pushing an aggressive gun-control agenda, a move that could cost the state more than $80 million annually.
Colorado Democrats, facing electoral recalls and tourism boycotts, have a response for those outraged by their ambitious gun control agenda: more gun bills.
Colorado Gov. John W. Hickenlooper has positioned himself as a problem-solver who steers clear of extremes, but sitting on his desk are three gun control bills that threaten to redefine his image and even his political future.
The Colorado House approved four gun-control bills Monday after lobbying by the White House and in spite of warnings that they would drive firearms and ammunition manufacturers out of the state.
"I understand the folks that voted for [the magazine limit] may not like Magpul or what it stands for or its products; however, I do ask that you consider the folks that are losing their jobs as a result of last year's bill," said state Rep. Lori Saine, a Republican.
"The magazine ban did not garner one Republican vote in the House or Senate, and now as a result of this one-sided, Democrat-sponsored law, more than 200 people will lose their jobs and their ability to provide for their families," said Ms. Saine in a statement. "[T]his move will cost the state of Colorado over $80 million a year in revenue."