A storm system will begin to impact Southern Colorado by late Friday morning. Mountain locations will simply see snow, but lower elevations will see rain eventually change to snow by later Friday afternoon. Locations that are higher in elevation will see the heaviest snow, due to them seeing cooler temperatures. So, Teller County, far northwest El Paso County, and the Wet & Sangre de Cristo Mountains will likely see several inches of wet snow. The major cities will see far less amounts and the storm will exit toward early Saturday morning.
Since signing new gun control legislation into law last week, Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper has attracted his share of detractors.
Hunters across the country are now boycotting Colorado because of the recent legislation.
Michael Bane, a producer for The Outdoor Channel, announced he will no longer film his four shows in Colorado, and hunters are joining the protests. It's reportedly a small number, but growing.
Colorado ammunition magazine manufacturer Magpul Industries said last week that they plan to relocate to other states.
The new laws require background checks for private and online gun sales and ban ammunition magazines that hold more than 15 rounds. Opponents warned the gun controls would hurt hunters, especially an expansion of background-check requirements to apply to personal and online gun sales. Lawmakers changed the bill to accommodate hunters by exempting people using borrowed guns for less than 72 hours from the checks.
Colorado is the first western state to sign new gun control legislation since the renewed push nationwide following the shooting at a Connecticut elementary school late last year.
Hickenlooper, a gun rights advocate, said he felt more controls were needed in the aftermath of shootings in Connecticut and Aurora, Colo.
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