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Company Threatens To Leave Colorado If Ammo Limit Law Is Passed (Magpul)
kcnc ^ | February 13, 2013 8:21 PM

Posted on 02/14/2013 12:15:19 PM PST by Red Steel

ERIE, Colo. (CBS4) – A Colorado company is threatening to leave the state if a bill to ban high-capacity ammunition magazines becomes law.

CBS4 Investigator Rick Sallinger toured the company in Erie. They said they would certainly prefer to stay.

The company is called Magpul. Among other products, they make ammunition magazines which can hold up to 30 rounds. Tuesday night a state House committee took the first step towards banning them.

Magpul is one of the largest producers of the high-capacity magazines in the country.

“Actually, every product you see here being made today on these magazine assembly lines would be affected by the bill,” Duane Liptak with Magpul told Sallinger during the tour.

The company’s chief operating officer, Doug Smith, made it clear to the state legislature that if the bill becomes law they will leave Colorado.

“We will be forced to take our operation and business activity through our subcontractors and suppliers out of the state,” Smith told lawmakers.

The bill in its present form would ban magazines carry over 15 rounds. Magpul has those that carry more, as displayed on its website.

The company has some 200 workers. It says another 400 suppliers and contractors would be affected by a move. But the committee chairman, Rep. Daniel Kagan, D-Cherry Hills Village, insisted there is no need to move.

“Your understanding of the bill is completely wrong,” Kagan said. “There is no restriction on manufacturing high-capacity magazines or anything else in the state of Colorado.”

Liptak said that’s not accurate.

“It may be not have been what they intended when they drafted the language, however that’s exactly how the bill reads,” Liptak said.

Magpul calls itself a “proud Colorado company,” but says in part for ideological reasons it cannot stay if the state bans one of its major products.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Colorado
KEYWORDS: banglist; guncontrol; magpul; secondamendment

1 posted on 02/14/2013 12:15:27 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: Red Steel

Texas will take Magpul and any other manufacturer that needs a low tax base of operation. There are dozens of amazing places with excellent incentives for this type development. Don’t Mess with Texas.


2 posted on 02/14/2013 12:21:22 PM PST by shankbear (The tree of Liberty appears to be perishing because there are few patriots willing to refresh it.)
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To: Red Steel

Threaten not, do.


3 posted on 02/14/2013 12:21:22 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: Red Steel

More manufacturers and accessory companies need to put the states on notice of similar actions if the continue to persue and approve of violating the 2nd amendment. Good for MagPul. Glad I “may” have bought some of their products.

Molon labe.


4 posted on 02/14/2013 12:22:13 PM PST by rktman (Live the oath you took or get out of office!)
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To: rktman
"Glad I “may” have bought some of their products."

Do they float? (It would be good if they do.)

5 posted on 02/14/2013 12:23:50 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: Red Steel

HEY Magpul this small town in Nebraska would LOVE to have you re-locate there(Vise-Grip USED to be made there):
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/De_Witt,_Nebraska


6 posted on 02/14/2013 12:25:23 PM PST by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: Paladin2

Wouldn’t it be much more plausible to have lost them in a boating accident if they didn’t float?


7 posted on 02/14/2013 12:28:34 PM PST by Mr. Lucky
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To: Red Steel

Dear Magpul, Idaho welcomes you with open arms.


8 posted on 02/14/2013 12:31:11 PM PST by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: Paladin2

Egads. Not another boating tragedy. Maybe make some little life jackets for them. Styrofoam (soon to be banned in nyc) and some duct tape ought to work. As long as their not full of extremely high power .223 ammo. You’d need more styrofoam in that case.


9 posted on 02/14/2013 12:32:20 PM PST by rktman (Live the oath you took or get out of office!)
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To: Red Steel

Not to mention general tourism. And many have already seen the diversions from I-70 preceding long drives through other parts of the State, more money spent on services generating revenues, etc.


10 posted on 02/14/2013 12:34:23 PM PST by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: Red Steel
Kagan said. “There is no restriction on manufacturing high-capacity magazines or anything else in the state of Colorado.”

Right... but, in the typical sleight-of-hand liberal doublel-speak, note Kagan slyly doesn't address the sale and possession of those high-cap magazines.

11 posted on 02/14/2013 12:34:54 PM PST by ScottinVA (Gun control: Steady firm grip, target within sights, squeeze the trigger slowly...)
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To: Mr. Lucky

Well, they could float down stream so you could “find” them later.


12 posted on 02/14/2013 12:36:46 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: ScottinVA

Leftists will always write laws in the vaguest way they can get away with so they can say one thing to you before it passes them bring down the iron totalitarian fist after it becomes law.


13 posted on 02/14/2013 12:38:21 PM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: rktman

Maybe the NRA could train and hire some gun-savers to be on station...


14 posted on 02/14/2013 12:40:46 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: Red Steel

Texas Wide Open for Business
http://www.texaswideopenforbusiness.com/


15 posted on 02/14/2013 12:42:03 PM PST by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: Red Steel

Latest evil efforts in CO
CO has a Democrat majority in both of its houses along with a Democrat Governor.

NRA-ILA excerpts:

http://www.nraila.org/legislation/state-legislation/2013/2/colorado-in-the-face-of-overwhelming-opposition,-anti-gun-legislators-move-forward-to-steal-away-your-rights.aspx

House Bill 1224 – Bans magazines with a capacity greater than fifteen rounds.
http://www.nraila.org/media/10875492/co_hb_1224.pdf

House Bill 1226 – Repeals current law allowing individuals with a concealed carry permit to carry a firearm for self-defense on a college or university campus.
http://www.nraila.org/media/10875495/co_hb_1226.pdf

House Bill 1228 – Imposes a “gun tax” for a background check when purchasing a firearm.
http://www.nraila.org/media/10875498/co_hb_1228.pdf

House Bill 1229 – Criminalizes the private transfer of a firearm.
http://www.nraila.org/media/10875501/co_hb_1229.pdf


16 posted on 02/14/2013 12:42:48 PM PST by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: familyop

Colorado IS LOST!


17 posted on 02/14/2013 12:44:06 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: Red Steel
Rep. Daniel Kagan, D-Cherry Hills Village. Another stupid British transplant like Piers Morgan. The irony here is that his parents met in a Nazi concentration camp.
18 posted on 02/14/2013 12:44:31 PM PST by Colorado Doug (Now I know how the Indians felt to be sold out for a few beads and trinkets)
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To: Red Steel

Into this highly charged environment, I to am in the process of building a company that produces magazines. If Colorado passes this, I will have to locate my business in Wyoming.


19 posted on 02/14/2013 12:44:48 PM PST by taxcontrol
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To: Red Steel

Mmmm... move to Savannah, GA.

Right there is a port, an airport, Ft. Stewart, and Daniel Defense.

(D.D. makes and assembles their stuff there already and they use MagPul parts).

In fact, there is a great building ready to go, pretty much next to D.D. already.

GA would love that and Savannah is handing out corporate tax breaks like candy (or they were) for that kind of manufacturing.

Any state that is considering tougher gun laws is a lost cause if you’re looking out 15-20 years. Might as well go ahead and make the change.


20 posted on 02/14/2013 12:46:28 PM PST by Noamie
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To: Paladin2

Roger that. Need to train up the coasties as well for SAR ops.


21 posted on 02/14/2013 12:46:54 PM PST by rktman (Live the oath you took or get out of office!)
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To: andyk
"Dear Magpul, Idaho welcomes you with open arms."

DITTO Southern Ohio!

22 posted on 02/14/2013 12:47:59 PM PST by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: Red Steel

Ammo manufacturers should also cut the gubmint off, refuse to sell it anymore ammo. Civilians would take up the slack.

Obama would nationalize the ammo manufacturers...


23 posted on 02/14/2013 12:58:46 PM PST by moovova
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To: rktman
"Need to train up the coasties as well for SAR ops."

I always love it when an antique cannon is rescued after centuries in the drink.

24 posted on 02/14/2013 1:00:39 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: Red Steel

Good for them. They make good stuff.


25 posted on 02/14/2013 1:10:50 PM PST by ozzymandus
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To: Paladin2

(face palm) But, of course.


26 posted on 02/14/2013 1:13:18 PM PST by Mr. Lucky
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To: Paladin2
"Colorado IS LOST!"

Yep....been infiltrated by the wealthy progressive/communists from California. It is slowly happening in Montana too.

27 posted on 02/14/2013 2:29:57 PM PST by mosaicwolf (Strength and Honor)
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To: mosaicwolf
"It is slowly happening in Montana too. "

I'm all too familiar with that.

The Massholes already screwed up NH (though Souter and John Sununu and their ilk were already endemic).

Looks like it's Wyoming for me.

28 posted on 02/14/2013 3:03:21 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: taxcontrol
If you need a website, let me know. We did this one recently: http://xtremegunsandammo.com
29 posted on 02/14/2013 5:49:05 PM PST by willyd
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To: Red Steel
Move to Missouri

Sierra Bullets left California in 1990 and moved to Sedalia Missouri.

Sierra was smart they beat the rush.

30 posted on 02/14/2013 6:11:15 PM PST by TYVets
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