An executive producer and host for the Outdoor Channel, Michael Bane, notified the Senate Republican Caucus that if the package of Democrat proposed gun bills passes, the OC will be moving all production out of Colorado. They currently have four series in production including the OC’s most popular show Gun Stories.
In an email addressed to Senator Steve King (R-Grand Junction), Bane wrote: “This morning I met with my three producers, and we made the decision that if these anti-gun 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.”
“These radical bills demonstrate that penalizing law-abiding gun owners harms not only Colorado hunters, but it also damages the economy,” said Senator King. “If these bills pass, Colorado will become known as an unfriendly state toward sportsmen and will force other producers across the country to consider other states.”
Senate Minority Leader Bill Cadman (R-Colorado Springs) added, “The Democrats are taking their marching orders from extreme liberal New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and are ignoring the people who voted for them. He has promised to “pay” for their support of his agenda in the coming elections. He (Bloomberg) has now become the de-facto head of the Democrat party and the de-facto Governor of Colorado. This is a sad day for our state, and could be a very sad day for the Constitution.”
Colorado State Senate Republican Caucas Press Release