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OUTDOOR CHANNEL PULLS PRODUCTION FROM COLORADO

Discussion in 'Legal & Political Archive' started by fredball, Mar 24, 2013.

  1. fredball

    fredball Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    OUTDOOR CHANNEL PULLS PRODUCTION FROM COLORADO DUE TO CO. SENATE BETRAYING 2ND RIGHTS!



    PLEASE SHARE FAR AND WIDE!

    From: Michael Bane
    Date: Tue, Mar 5, 2013 at 4:09 PM
    Subject: OUTDOOR CHANNEL Pulls Productions from Colorado
    To: Steve King

    Dear Senator King;

    I met you yesterday after the so-called "public hearings" on the antigun bills; as I mentioned, I am an Executive Producer for OUTDOOR CHANNEL. I currently have four series in production, including GUN STORIES, the top show on OC, with several additional series in development. My series focus on guns, hunting, shooting and the outdoors.

    This morning I met with my three Producers, and we made the decision that if these antigun bills become law, we will be moving all of our production OUT of Colorado. We have already cancelled a scheduled filming session for late this month. Obviously, part of this is due to our own commitment to the right to keep and bear arms, but it also reflects 3 lawyers' opinions that these laws are so poorly drafted and so designed to trap otherwise legal citizens into a crime (one of our attorneys referred to them as "flypaper laws") that it is simply too dangerous for us to film here.

    I can give you chapter and verse on the legal implications if you need, but suffice to say that the first legal opinion was so scary we went out and got two others. Al three attorneys agreed.

    We are relatively small potatoes in television, but our relocation of production will cost Colorado a little less than a million dollars in 2013.

    Secondly, we have proudly promoted Colorado in our productions (and have been moving more and more production into the state); now we will do exactly the opposite. What does this mean for Colorado? The community of television producers is a small one. Last week I had lunch with a major network producer who was looking to locate his new reality series in Colorado. That producer is also a shooter, and the new reality series will now be based out of Phoenix. That lunch cost Colorado over a million in economic impact.

    Thirdly, according to numbers I received from the National Shooting Sports Foundation (for whom I used to work) yesterday, hunting had an almost $800,000,000 impact on Colorado in 2012, driving as many as 8330 jobs. Next month I will be in Texas meeting with most of the top outdoor/hunting producers, and the Number One agenda item will be Colorado. Already, hunting organizations and statewide hunting clubs around the country are pulling out of Colorado, and we expect this trend to accelerate rapidly.

    The message we will take to our viewers and listeners is that these proposed laws are so dangerous to hunters and any other person, be she a fisherman or a skier who brings a handgun into the state for self-defense, that we cannot recommend hunting, fishing or visiting Colorado. We reach millions of people, and, quite frankly, we have a credibility that Colorado government officials can no longer match. Colorado Division of Wildlife is already running ads trying to bring more out-of-state hunters to Colorado...in light of the flood of negative publicity about these proposed laws, I can assure you those ads will fail.

    We estimate that as many as one-quarter to one-third of out-of-state hunters will desert Colorado in the next 18-24 months, which will quite frankly be a disaster for the hunting industry in Colorado and have a devastating effect on our western and northern communities (certainly citieslike Grand Junction).

    This is not a "boycott" in the traditional sense of a centralized, organized operation; rather, it is more of a grassroots decision on where shooters, hunters and other sportsmen are willing to spend their money. Look at the collapse of the Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show in February. That venerable multimillion dollar trade show chose to ban modern sporting rifles and standard capacity magazines, and within three weeks it collapsed as all vendors and sponsors pulled out.

    Colorado is going to pay a huge price for laws that will do nothing. Thank you, sir, for your support.
    Best.

    Michael Bane


    OUTDOOR CHANNEL mbane@outdoorchannel.com
     
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  2. davef

    davef S.E. pdx Active Member

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    I only got one word for that... Awesome!!!!!
     
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  3. DIRTYBRASS

    DIRTYBRASS just north of portlandia Active Member

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    :cool:
     
  4. DIRTYBRASS

    DIRTYBRASS just north of portlandia Active Member

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    :cool:
     
  5. kumabear17

    kumabear17 Issaquah Active Member

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    Just sent them an e-mail thanking them for taking this action. Might I suggest we all drop them a note.
     
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  6. Dave Workman

    Dave Workman Western Washington Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I know Michael a little bit and he's not bluffing.
    He helped me out with a rather big story a few years ago regarding the USFS's campaign to eliminate recreational shooting from national forest lands, until a couple of pro-gun members of Congress got involved.

    Now, some of you might find this conversation educational:

    BOYCOTT COLORADO Battle Cry sounds...
     
  7. bellarum

    bellarum beaverton Well-Known Member

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    Note dropped
     
  8. DMax

    DMax Yamhill Well-Known Member

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    Its private business that could have the biggest impact on many issues. How about we work on getting business to leave multnomah county and turn down town pdx into a wasteland. That would level the voting in ORegon and send the liberty distroying clowns back to calif where no one cares.
     
  9. speeddemon94

    speeddemon94 The Rogue Well-Known Member

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    I can only give you one like, but that comment is worth a thousand. We need to take Oregon back.
     
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  10. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    I like this one
    Hey,if we stop buying thing from the states that infringe on the constitution and tell them so,we may get some where.
     
  11. drew

    drew OR Well-Known Member

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    I've been trying to minimize using businesses in anti-2A places for a while. Just haven't bothered to say anything to them.

    It can be a pain.
     
  12. Benny503

    Benny503 Grants Pass Well-Known Member

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    I now have 1 more Hero in my book. When my boy growth up I will tell him who all my Heroes are and what they did.
     
  13. BAMCIS

    BAMCIS Eugene Well-Known Member

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    A buddy of mine forwarded this to me earlier tonight. My impressions haven't changed since when I first read it. I hope it's true but I don't think it is a "real" letter from Michael Bane to this Sen King. A professional communicator would have made this letter much more concise and not had many (if not any) grammar mistakes.

    This is a nice thought butif it is true the libs who have currently taken over Colorado, would probably say "good riddence".
     
  14. Blue Devil PA

    Blue Devil PA Boise Active Member

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    Strangle this beast in it's cradle. Make those who supported this travesty or did nothing, hurt where their credit cards live. We as a nation have crossed several lines (New York and Colorado) and anyone who shrills: "It can't happen here!" is living a lie. Make whatever excuses you want, but it can and will if we do not work together to make these b_astards pay the price.
     
  15. oknow

    oknow amboy wa. Well-Known Member

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    so how do they know the reason you stopped shopping there:banghead:
     
  16. carracer

    carracer Nampa, Idaho Active Member

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    I just sent a note to Coors Brewing stating the same. No more of the excellent beverages as long as the situation stands.
     
  17. speeddemon94

    speeddemon94 The Rogue Well-Known Member

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    Just the fact that they make special 3.2% beer for Colorado should be enough. That is really disappointing when you want a cold beer.
     
  18. oknow

    oknow amboy wa. Well-Known Member

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    coor's = horse p
     
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  19. speeddemon94

    speeddemon94 The Rogue Well-Known Member

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    Fizzy yellow beer = horse p, period

    /thread
     
  20. Ralgha

    Ralgha Portland Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    You just need better beer, Coors is, as others have already stated, pee.

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus that ate your iPhone.