Skip to comments.Guns accessories manufacturer Magpul leaving Colo. amid new laws
Posted on 03/22/2013 5:43:02 AM PDT by COBOL2Java
DENVER No sooner had Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper signed three gun-control bills into law Wednesday than the economic backlash began.
Magpul Industries confirmed that it would make good on its vow to leave Colorado if the governor signed the bill to limit ammunition-magazine capacity. The Erie-based company said on its Facebook page that it will start its transition almost immediately.
Magpul manufactures polymer firearms accessories, including ammunition magazines, employs about 200 people and supports another 400 supply-chain jobs.
We will likely become a multi-state operation as a result of this move, and not all locations have been selected, said the company in a statement, adding that it expects to begin manufacturing its PMAG-brand magazines within 30 days of the bill-signing.
The company blamed political currents outside Colorado for the legislatures gun-control package.
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I love it! Political stupidity has economic consequences.
Congratulations, Hickenlooper... 600 good jobs gone. You and the rest of the dems in Coloradical have yourselves to blame.
Coincidentally, the local gun shop is selling PMags w/ window for $17.99 each.
Note to the author: The Berlin Airlift took place AFTER WWII, not during.
Democrats won’t care about the loss of jobs.
They will be happy to add 400 - 600 people to the government plantation unemplyment/welfare roles.
Democrat politicians are suspicious of people who don’t take government money anyway.
Those who work and earn a living in private industry are just too darned independent and hard to control.
Newly-assembled 30-round capacity ammunition magazines for high-velocity rifles are stacked awaiting packaging
Magpul may be the first firearms-related business to relocate as a result of state gun-control laws, but it probably wont be the last. Companies in Connecticut, Maryland and New York are considering moves to more gun-friendly pastures as their state legislatures act on restrictive firearms measures similar to those pushed through by state Democrats here.
Founded in 1999, Magpul stands as a relative newcomer to the firearms business, but even companies with hundreds of years of history in their states may look to relocate as a result of political shifts.
In New York, where Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed laws banning so-called assault weapons and limiting magazine capacity to seven rounds, venerable gun manufacturer Remington Arms is being wooed by officials in at least a half-dozen other states.
We are carefully evaluating our options, Teddy Novin, marketing director for Remington parent company Freedom Group, Inc., told the Utica Observer-Dispatch in January.
“They will be happy to add 400 - 600 people to the government plantation unemplyment/welfare roles.”
It would be nice if those 600 taxpayers moved with the company. It would then beth states total loss.
Magpul has already shipped part of the “Boulder Airlift” to CO residents.
This gun control, political stunt should help us clear Colorado of the Dems in 2014.
As Pelosi would look at it -
there’s 600 more people who don’t have to work!
What do the politicians care about a few hundred jobs?
Their kids will go to the best schools and have cushy jobs for generations.
Hickenlooper is right up there with Gov. MoonBeam, Cuomo and Bloomberg. Idiot traitors all.
I am sure MagPul got a personal call from Gov. Perry. For MagPul this may turn into the best thing that ever happened to the company. When they say multi-state operation it implies expansion.
Eat dirt lefties.
Don’t miss the forest for the trees. The real aim of these unenforceable laws is to force registration and confiscation.
First, (Bloomberg thinking) undocumented firearm transfers are legal in all states surrounding Colorado and there is no provision for registering firearms you lawfully own, yet.
Second, magazines do not bear dates of manufacture and citizens are under no obligation to inform the government of the date of their acquisition.
Third, The only people who will be substantially affected are the those without means of personal transportation, retail sellers in Colorado and persons wishing to make online purchases. (The law is inherently discriminatory against minorities.)
Bad laws with bad intent need to be exposed.
His phone line has been burning up with calls from Red State guvnas...just like those of Colt and the rest of the gun industry.
These companies need to all move to freedom-loving states and refuse to sell weapons or ammunition to governments that don’t allow citizens to have the same supplies.
And they all need to refuse to sell ANYTHING to Department of Homeland Security - at least until Janet Napolitano explains why she’s arming to the hilt with non-practice bullets, etc.
Lib-RAT response will be "Good riddance. We don't want those kind of people here anyway!". The same response as when the Gov. of New York found out that Rush Limbaigh had sold his condo IN NYC.
Would you really believe any explanation coming from that woman?
And, Colt will be leaving Connecticut next. I won’t be far behind.