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.
No, but it would be fun to catch her in her own web of lies...
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?
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.
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.
Mag is welcome in Texas. I hope they come down here. Idaho is also a good state.
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.
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.
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.
The proper term is “assclowns”.
And as for the “High-Velocity Assault Weapon Magazines”,
looks like they’re trying for some acronym.
You forgot to add O'Malley from MD. Beretta is getting ready to leave MD. also.
hey Magpul, your taking too long
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.
I would like very much to be able to buy a good machine shop from up north to move to TX.
This gun control, political stunt should help us clear Colorado of the Dems in 2014.
I would not count on it. In fact, if was betting, I would bet the other way.
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.
Good! I hope all 600 that are losing their jobs voted for this liberal imbecile.
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.
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...
” - - - 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.
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