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Guns accessories manufacturer Magpul leaving Colo. amid new laws
The Washington Times ^ | 21 March 2013 | Valerie Richardson

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 legislature’s gun-control package.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; US: Colorado
KEYWORDS: banglist; guncontrol; hickenlooper; secondamendment

1 posted on 03/22/2013 5:43:03 AM PDT by COBOL2Java
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To: COBOL2Java

I love it! Political stupidity has economic consequences.


2 posted on 03/22/2013 5:47:04 AM PDT by travlnmn41
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To: COBOL2Java

Congratulations, Hickenlooper... 600 good jobs gone. You and the rest of the dems in Coloradical have yourselves to blame.


3 posted on 03/22/2013 5:47:41 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Gun control: Steady firm grip, target within sights, squeeze the trigger slowly...)
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To: COBOL2Java

Coincidentally, the local gun shop is selling PMags w/ window for $17.99 each.


4 posted on 03/22/2013 5:49:40 AM PDT by ComputerGuy (HM2/USN M/3/3 Marines RVN 66-67)
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To: COBOL2Java
I guess that now people in Colorado will have to do what Californians do - go to gun shows in neighboring states to buy mags.

Note to the author: The Berlin Airlift took place AFTER WWII, not during.

5 posted on 03/22/2013 5:54:06 AM PDT by InABunkerUnderSF (Because 2 terms with Jerry Brown as Governor was all I could take.)
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To: COBOL2Java
Glad I don't live in CO or CA or NJ or NY or IL etc.


6 posted on 03/22/2013 5:54:25 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: COBOL2Java

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.


7 posted on 03/22/2013 6:01:00 AM PDT by Iron Munro (I miss America, don't you?)
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To: COBOL2Java
Another story from today's paper:

Gunmaker packs up after Colo. control bill signed


Newly-assembled 30-round capacity ammunition magazines for high-velocity rifles are stacked awaiting packaging

(snip)

Magpul may be the first firearms-related business to relocate as a result of state gun-control laws, but it probably won’t 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.

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8 posted on 03/22/2013 6:01:34 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (Fighting Obama without Boehner & McConnell is like going deer hunting without your accordion)
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To: Iron Munro

“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.


9 posted on 03/22/2013 6:05:35 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: COBOL2Java

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.


10 posted on 03/22/2013 6:06:58 AM PDT by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: Iron Munro

As Pelosi would look at it -

there’s 600 more people who don’t have to work!


11 posted on 03/22/2013 6:08:23 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: ScottinVA

What do the politicians care about a few hundred jobs?
Their kids will go to the best schools and have cushy jobs for generations.


12 posted on 03/22/2013 6:08:41 AM PDT by Ramcat (Thank You American Veterans)
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To: COBOL2Java

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.


13 posted on 03/22/2013 6:10:43 AM PDT by Texas Fossil
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To: COBOL2Java

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.


14 posted on 03/22/2013 6:14:33 AM PDT by Steamburg (The contents of your wallet is the only language Politicians understand.)
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To: Texas Fossil
I am sure MagPul got a personal call from Gov. Perry.

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.

15 posted on 03/22/2013 6:19:37 AM PDT by RoosterRedux (Get armed, practice in the use of your weapons, get physically fit, stay alert!)
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To: COBOL2Java

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.


16 posted on 03/22/2013 6:37:52 AM PDT by butterdezillion (,)
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To: ScottinVA
"Congratulations, Hickenlooper... 600 good jobs gone."

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.

17 posted on 03/22/2013 6:41:45 AM PDT by Lockbar (Quality Factory Loaded Ammunition ------- The New Gold)
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To: butterdezillion
...until Janet Napolitano explains why she’s arming to the hilt with non-practice bullets, etc.

Would you really believe any explanation coming from that woman?

18 posted on 03/22/2013 6:50:21 AM PDT by OldPossum
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To: COBOL2Java

And, Colt will be leaving Connecticut next. I won’t be far behind.


19 posted on 03/22/2013 6:55:58 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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Later.


20 posted on 03/22/2013 6:58:38 AM PDT by traderrob6
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To: OldPossum

No, but it would be fun to catch her in her own web of lies...


21 posted on 03/22/2013 7:00:07 AM PDT by butterdezillion (,)
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To: Steamburg

More people need to stand up. Bold politicians on our side need to stand up and state that we know their goal is confiscation,

then take it a step further and question their motives.

WHY do you need to disarm the people?
What is it that you’re going to do after you disarm them,
that you don’t think you’ll be able to get away with before you disarm them?


22 posted on 03/22/2013 7:02:25 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: COBOL2Java
blamed political currents outside Colorado for the legislature’s gun-control package

Don't forget about all those scumbag kalifornians who, when they tire of the socialist dump they created for themselves, move to greener pastures. Only to turn said greener pastures into yet another socialist sewer. Cf Oregon, Washington State, Colorado, Austin, Tulsa, ad infinitum.

23 posted on 03/22/2013 7:03:17 AM PDT by LouAvul
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To: COBOL2Java
"...magazines for high-velocity rifles..."

WTF is this all about? Is this a NEW and IMPROVED term the gun grabbers are trying? H-VR mags. Nice ring to it I guess but don't forget the phony "ASSAULT" terminology.

Is it now: High-Velocity Assault Weapon Magazines for short?

What a bunch of clowns.

24 posted on 03/22/2013 7:11:21 AM PDT by skimbell
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To: ScottinVA

Mag is welcome in Texas. I hope they come down here. Idaho is also a good state.


25 posted on 03/22/2013 7:24:59 AM PDT by cpdiii (Deckhand, Roughneck, Mud Man, Geologist, Pilot, Pharmacist. THE CONSTITUTION IS WORTH DYING FOR!)
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To: COBOL2Java

In 10 years NY, CO, and the rest of the bottomfeeder states are going to look like Detroit. Just a burned out shell of what they once were.

Make no mistake, the Red state governors are making a concerted recruiting effort to bring successful businesses and manufacturers to their states. Lots of behind the scenes deals being offered. Will be a win-win situation for the businesses and the free states.


26 posted on 03/22/2013 7:41:17 AM PDT by wrench
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To: RoosterRedux

That is a very good thing for the nation. COMDEMS must wear this from now on.

There will be a price paid for this gun grab.


27 posted on 03/22/2013 8:33:50 AM PDT by Texas Fossil
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Good. I’ve been buying more and more Magpul items since I heard about their plans to leave, as well as their stance about not selling to LEO’s in states with disparate gun laws for citizen and LE.


28 posted on 03/22/2013 8:38:27 AM PDT by filospinato
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To: skimbell

clowns?
The proper term is “assclowns”.

And as for the “High-Velocity Assault Weapon Magazines”,
looks like they’re trying for some acronym.


29 posted on 03/22/2013 8:41:22 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Texas Fossil
Hickenlooper is right up there with Gov. MoonBeam, Cuomo and Bloomberg. Idiot traitors all.

You forgot to add O'Malley from MD. Beretta is getting ready to leave MD. also.

30 posted on 03/22/2013 9:49:39 AM PDT by rllngrk33 (Things will continue getting worse until at least January 2016.)
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To: rllngrk33

hey Magpul, your taking too long

:p


31 posted on 03/22/2013 9:51:49 AM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: rllngrk33

Yes, had read about Beretta, but not clued in on MD. It has not been as visible in the news I read. I have no knowledge of the governor of MD.

The entire weapons industry is very welcome in Texas.


32 posted on 03/22/2013 10:05:19 AM PDT by Texas Fossil
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To: wrench

I would like very much to be able to buy a good machine shop from up north to move to TX.


33 posted on 03/22/2013 10:07:05 AM PDT by Texas Fossil
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To: G Larry

This gun control, political stunt should help us clear Colorado of the Dems in 2014.


Now that the single-issue weed folks are pacified, I bet CO
could turn blood red.


34 posted on 03/22/2013 10:16:15 AM PDT by txhurl
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To: txhurl

I would not count on it. In fact, if was betting, I would bet the other way.


35 posted on 03/22/2013 10:19:07 AM PDT by sport
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To: COBOL2Java

Lickenpuker and his cronies will destroy Colorado. It will be for the elite only. The only jobs will be serving them at restaurants and ski resorts.


36 posted on 03/22/2013 10:27:19 AM PDT by BILLNHILL MAKE ME ILL (Onward thru the smoke, mirrors, and B.S....)
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To: COBOL2Java

Good! I hope all 600 that are losing their jobs voted for this liberal imbecile.


37 posted on 03/22/2013 11:12:29 AM PDT by traderrob6
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To: Texas Fossil

O’Malley is doing to MD what he did for Baltimore and he wants to be President just like Coumo in NY. Md. is going through the same thing as Colorado and NY.


38 posted on 03/22/2013 5:13:14 PM PDT by rllngrk33 (Things will continue getting worse until at least January 2016.)
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To: cpdiii

We are on the short list...A local radio host, last I heard was trying to get teh CEO to call him and make a case for relocating to Texas...

I haven’t heard the results from that effort...

Not that it really matters, Magpul is leaving Colorado, and they only have themselves Colorado governor and his idiots to blame...

I guess they think losing 600 votes is not all that big a deal...Thats how they look at it...


39 posted on 03/22/2013 8:13:52 PM PDT by stevie_d_64 (It's not the color of one's skin that offends people...it's how thin it is.)
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To: COBOL2Java

” - - - “Similar to the Berlin Airlift, the Boulder Airlift will bring much-needed gun supplies to freedom-loving residents trapped inside occupied territory.” - - - “

Red Dawn in Obamanation.

Read more: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/mar/21/guns-accessories-manufacturer-magpul-leaving-colo/#ixzz2OKUprruw
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40 posted on 03/22/2013 8:23:33 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Traitor John Roberts' Commune-Style Obama'care' violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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