Magpul Threatens CO Lawmakers, Lawmakers begin to shit.

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Some of you may be aware that Magpul operates and does all of it's production just outside of Boulder, CO.

There was a vote today (verbal, not a full vote) to ban hi-cap mags in CO and the verbal vote passed. Afterward, Magpul made a statement that if the vote passed they would leave CO for greener pastures as 'hi-cap' mags are their primary business and all the other hardware is secondary.

After realizing that Magpul would leave (and would take ~$85 million in tax revenue as well as a few hundred jobs, the Democunts in Colorado started realizing that they done goofed and started claiming they were going to amend the bill to try and get Magpul to stay.

http://www.denverpost.com/breakingn...mmo-magazine-maker-threatens-leave-state-over

Part of me hopes that it passes just so Magpul can tell the state of Colorado to fuck off. But at the same time I hope it fails miserable because it's what should happen.

Update: LaRue Tactical is filling all backorders for PMAGs out of Colorado before anyone else just in case this vote passes in an attempt to make sure the guys in CO get there shit.

LaRue is good people.
 

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I can't see how they can amend the bill if it is a ban on normal capacity mags

not passing it is the only way

House Bill 1224 bans individuals from possessing high-capacity ammunition magazines of more than 15 rounds — an amendment earlier in the week raised this number from 10 rounds — but allows manufacturers to stay in Colorado and produce the devices.
of course they will still be able to continue to stay in business there

keep selling to free states and pay us the taxes

they should move to Texas if only for the state bringing this up
 

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Kimber should leave NY for them passing their shitty gun control bill.
 

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Every gun manufacturer, gun parts manufacturer, anybody that has anything to do with the gun industry, should not be based or doing any business with any government that poses any restrictions on civilian gun ownership of any kind. Period.
 

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There's a few companies that have stopped selling to New York LE/Gov't agencies, including LaRue and Olympic Arms. I also heard that CheaperThanDirt.com, even though they are shitty and absurdly expensive and price gauging assholes that will never get my business again, are following suit.
 

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MAGPUL has already announced they are leaving, they are looking at all options, several surrounding states have already been making offers to MAGPUL including tax incentives to relocate. IF they leave, it will mean 200 jobs directly at MAGPUL and upto 400 total from various vendors. Also a loss of about $8.7 million in tax revenue to the state, not to mention the loss of sales tax tot he surrounding areas, the town were MAGPUL is located estimates that would be at least 1/3 of their sales tax revenue will be gone.
 

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Top Gun Supply stops sales to law enforcement agencies in gun control states.

NO SALES TO GOV. IN ANTI-GUN ZONES

EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY:

Due to recent legislation such as the NY SAFE Act and many proposed anti-Constitutional laws, Top Gun Supply and Top Gun Police Supply will no longer sell any firearms or magazines to law enforcement or government agencies in any areas where that product is not legal to own by its law abiding citizens. This is not meant to be a punitive measure for our fine men and women patrolling our streets. This should be deemed a clear message directed towards all law makers across the United States that we will not provide product to local, state or federal government agencies if it is banned from the people.

We join together with firearms manufacturers, distributors and dealers in reverence for the 2nd Amendment.

http://www.topgunsupply.com/ne...les-to-agencies.html
 

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Mississippi politician urges gunmakers in Connecticut, elsewhere to relocate

By Michael Martinez and Dave Alsup, CNN
updated 1:02 AM EST, Sat February 23, 2013

"Every month or so I take my guns out to the range and shoot," says iReporter Christopher L. Kirkman, who owns a Heckler and Koch MR556A1. "It's thrilling, exciting and a great way to vent."



'Some people play golf ... I shoot'

STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • NEW: Massachusetts politicians predict the bid to lure Smith & Wesson to Mississippi will fail
  • The gun industry in Connecticut is being "demonized," says Mississippi's House speaker
  • Gunmakers in "anti-Second Amendment states" won't be criticized in his state, he adds
  • A U.S. senator from Connecticut calls the pitch "preposterous"
(CNN)-- Mississippi House Speaker Philip Gunn has invited gunmakers such as Colt to relocate to his state from others including Connecticut, where firearms have been a controversial issue since a school shooting there last December left 20 students and six adults dead.
The gun industry in Connecticut is being attacked and "demonized" because of national politics, Gunn said in a letter this week to Colt's Manufacturing Company CEO Dennis Veilleux.
He also invited gunmaker Magpul Industries Corp. of Colorado to relocate to Mississippi.
Photos: Arming the commander in chief
Gunn, a Republican, said firearm manufacturers are "under attack in anti-Second Amendment states."
"In our state, you will not be criticized for providing goods to the law-abiding citizens who enjoy hunting, shooting or who just want the peace of mind that comes with the constitutional right to protect their families," Gunn wrote to Colt on Thursday.
"We welcome you with open arms!" he said.
In an interview with CNN affiliate WLBT, Gunn said having gunmakers move their operations to Mississippi is a "natural match," saying the industry "meshes well" in a state with citizens who "love to hunt, ... love to shoot, (and) people enjoy the peace of mind that comes from knowing they have the right to defend themselves."
U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, a Connecticut Democrat, said Gunn sent letters to three gunmakers in his state and called Gunn's proposal "preposterous."
Connecticut residents support the Second Amendment and responsible gun ownership, "far from demonizing firearms products made here," Blumenthal said in a statement.
"This preposterous pitch to companies with long, successful histories in our state shows the need for national standards and statutes to reduce gun violence," the senator said. "Competition among states for less protective laws is a race to the bottom that should be avoided. The poison of illegal gun trafficking respects no state boundaries and threatens to cause more horrific tragedies like Newtown and the 1,900 gun violence deaths that have occurred since then."
Newtown is the name of the Connecticut town where last December's mass shooting occurred, at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
Representatives for Colt and Magpul couldn't be reached immediately for comment Friday.
William "Mo" Cowan, interim U.S. Senator from Massachusetts, called Gunn's attempt "gimmicky" and predicted it wouldn't work to draw Smith & Wesson from its base in Springfield, according to CNN affiliate WGGB.
That sentiment was echoed by Springfield's mayor, who said his city's and Massachusetts' skilled and educated workforce measured up favorably against those in Mississippi and other states.
"Smith & Wesson is not going anywhere," Mayor Dominic Sarno told WGGB, adding he still stands by his support for "sensible gun control." "They've been a vital and good corporate citizen here in the city of Springfield."
http://www.cnn.com/2013/02/22/us/mississippi-gunmakers-invite/index.html?hpt=hp_t2
 

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until all of this current legislation craze dies down, they shouldn't be looking at any of the north eastern states

look south,Magpul, look south
 

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Easy... :)

Ok NH... there is already Sig, H&K and Ruger...

Maine has Windham (was Bushmaster), S&W and I think some Black Powder firearm manufacturer...

The only problem ME has is it is technical a missing part of Canada. :action-sm
 
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Magpul just announced the details of their efforts to supply Colorado residents with standard capacity AR magazines.

Magpul is proud to announce the “Boulder Airlift”, our program to make sure that responsible Colorado citizens have the opportunity to own standard capacity PMAGs prior to the potential implementation of pending legislation that would infringe on their Second Amendment Rights. The program will be open to all responsible CO residents, (with both billing and shipping addresses inside CO) and provide access to a limited quantity of PMAGs. Remember to contact members of the Senate and the Governor prior to ordering and urge them to oppose HB 1224.
Similar to the Berlin Airlift, the Boulder Airlift will bring much needed supplies to freedom-loving residents trapped inside occupied territory. While we plan to initially use FedEx or UPS instead of aerial delivery, we figure that $5 flat rate shipping will make up for any loss of “style points.”
The increases we have made and continue to make in production capacity will allow us to open this program with very minimal impact on the number of PMAGs we are shipping to our dealers and distributors out of the state. We are also aware that Colorado is not the only state with existing or pending magazine capacity restrictions; we are working on programs for other affected states as well.​
Full details are available at magpul.com/Colorado
 

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until all of this current legislation craze dies down, they shouldn't be looking at any of the north eastern states

look south,Magpul, look south
Virginia would be glad to take any of them.
 

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Magpul is getting ready to produce PMAGS out of state in advance of Colorado Governor Hickenlooper’s signature of a bill banning magazines with a capacity of greater than 15 rounds. From Magpul’s announcement earlier today:


Apparently Gov Hickenlooper has announced that he will sign HB 1224 on Wednesday. We were asked for our reaction, and here is what we said:
We have said all along that based on the legal problems and uncertainties in the bill, as well as general principle, we will have no choice but to leave if the Governor signs this into law. We will start our transition out of the state almost immediately, and we will prioritize moving magazine manufacturing operations first. We expect the first PMAGs to be made outside CO within 30 days of the signing, with the rest to follow in phases. We will likely become a multi-state operation as a result of this move, and not all locations have been selected. We have made some initial contacts and evaluated a list of new potential locations for additional manufacturing and the new company headquarters, and we will begin talks with various state representatives in earnest if the Governor indeed signs this legislation. Although we are agile for a company of our size, it is still a significant footprint, and we will perform this move in a manner that is best for the company and our employees.
It is disappointing to us that money and a social agenda from outside the state have apparently penetrated the American West to control our legislature and Governor, but we feel confident that Colorado residents can still take the state back through recalls, ballot initiatives, and the 2014 election to undo these wrongs against responsible Citizens.​
 

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I like the cut of magpuls jib. If I had money for an ar they would get my business