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Magpul will Relocate if Colorado Lawmakers Pass Magazine Ban
Guns.com ^ | Feb 17, 2013 | Daniel Terrill

Posted on 02/17/2013 12:17:04 PM PST by EXCH54FE

As Colorado lawmakers get closer to passing a bill that would stringently restrict and regulate the sale and production of high capacity magazines in Colorado, Magpul, with their back against the wall, announced that they’ll just move to another state if the bill passes.

The Magpul van parked outside the Colorado statehouse when a spokesman spoke to lawmakers.

“Our company [Magpul] could not, in good conscience, continue to manufacture our products in a state where law-abiding citizens are prohibited from purchasing and owning them. ” Founder, President and CEO of Magpul Industries Richard Fitzpatrick said in a statement. “The passage of this bill will do nothing to enhance public safety, but will force us to immediately begin taking our business to another state.”

On Feb. 15 the Colorado General Assembly passed an amended version of House Bill 13-1224 in a preliminary vote. The bill would prohibit the sale, transfer or possession of a magazine that holds more than 10 rounds, or more than five shotgun shells. In addition to restricting the ownership of those items, the bill would also heavily regulate the manufacturing or assembly of them. Manufacturers would have to engrave a serial number and date of assembly on magazines with a capacity larger the those previously mentioned.

The amendment added to the bill will exclude manufacturers, retailers that cater to out-of-state customers, and federal and local officials from penalty for possession or transfer of the items. However, civilians who already own high cap mags would also be excluded from penalty — just as long as they don’t try to sell them. The bill was introduced Feb. 7.

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“It is heartbreaking to me, my employees, and their families, to think that we will be forced to leave,” Fitzpatrick said. “But if HB13-1224 passes, we will simply have no choice.”
1 posted on 02/17/2013 12:17:09 PM PST by EXCH54FE
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To: EXCH54FE

Come on down- NC needs jobs and magazines!


2 posted on 02/17/2013 12:20:05 PM PST by GenXteacher (You have chosen dishonor to avoid war; you shall have war also.)
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To: EXCH54FE

Welcome to Arizona. The home of Tombstone and the OK Corral.


3 posted on 02/17/2013 12:20:19 PM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: EXCH54FE

Democrats keep moving to American states for economics then they ruin them! they can GTF back to California!


4 posted on 02/17/2013 12:21:53 PM PST by omega4179 ( Huelo azufre)
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To: EXCH54FE

All RIGHT!!!


5 posted on 02/17/2013 12:21:55 PM PST by 2harddrive
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To: SandRat

Texas is the ideal place with one of the largest built-in markets for Magpul’s products. No state income taxes. Generous incentives available to move here.


6 posted on 02/17/2013 12:23:14 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: 2harddrive

All RIGHT!! Here is yet ANOTHER company putting our 2nd Amendment FIRST!!!


7 posted on 02/17/2013 12:23:14 PM PST by 2harddrive
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To: GenXteacher

Simple choice.

Probably cheaper there, as well.


8 posted on 02/17/2013 12:23:52 PM PST by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: EXCH54FE

We can use them in Wisconsin.


9 posted on 02/17/2013 12:28:03 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: EXCH54FE

I wouldn’t have a company in a state that doesn’t stand behind the Bill of Rights. Obviously, the politicians in that state put the government first and don’t stand with the people. Come to Arizona!


10 posted on 02/17/2013 12:34:13 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Stop the world and let me off. The whole planet has gone insane.)
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To: shankbear

Governor Perry needs to get on the phone right after passage in Colorado (assuming it passes).


11 posted on 02/17/2013 12:34:34 PM PST by Truth29
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To: shankbear

Idaho would be proud to welcome the industry and people of this company.


12 posted on 02/17/2013 12:35:27 PM PST by spudville
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To: 2harddrive

Better still, a company that looks out for its own financial interest. This bill will dramatically increase the cost of production. They really have no choice.

I wonder if they’ll move the employees, or simply fire everybody and hire new people after they relocate. I think they want to move to Wyoming at the junction of two Interstates (25 and either 80 or 90).


13 posted on 02/17/2013 12:35:39 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: EXCH54FE

Relocate to Texas. We are a right to work state, the weather is decent (for the most part) and we do LOVE our FREEDOM!


14 posted on 02/17/2013 12:38:28 PM PST by Howie66 (Molon Labe, Traitors!)
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To: Howie66

“Relocate to Texas”

And they are more than welcome here-we need the jobs, too. The ones we don’t need here are the escapees from onerous taxes in states like California, who bring their liberal politics with them-let those stay in the states they ruined-we’ve got too many of those people in the cities already...


15 posted on 02/17/2013 1:08:32 PM PST by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: Secret Agent Man

Wisconson would be jumping out of the frying pan into the fire as your resident nut crew has their own bill underway.


16 posted on 02/17/2013 1:09:45 PM PST by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: shankbear

A friend of mine from Texas indicated that Remington Fire Arms is considering a move from NY State to Texas due to the recent unconstitutional law passed there.


17 posted on 02/17/2013 1:15:07 PM PST by mosaicwolf (Strength and Honor)
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To: 2harddrive

And they need to join the growing list of companies that refuse to sell equipment to local agencies in states that prohibit ownership by citizens.


18 posted on 02/17/2013 1:18:56 PM PST by atomic_dog
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To: mosaicwolf

Remington is already in North Carolina. They have been in Ilion N.Y. for a very long time tho.


19 posted on 02/17/2013 1:21:43 PM PST by yarddog (One shot one miss.)
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To: Texan5

Absolutely!

We need to stop them at the border and check them for Libtard Infestation.

If they have a Union or Obama sticker on their car, turn them back. If they balk, then shoot ‘em!


20 posted on 02/17/2013 1:21:54 PM PST by Howie66 (Molon Labe, Traitors!)
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Our Right to Bear Arms
isn't just for shooting
squirrels, you Libtards.

Support Free Republic.

21 posted on 02/17/2013 1:24:17 PM PST by RedMDer (Support Free Republic)
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To: mosaicwolf; Littlejon; Rebelbase

Remington is not headquartered in New York, it’s headquartered a few miles away from me in North Carolina.

They were established in the early 1800’s by Eliphalet Remington in Ilion, New York and manufacturing facilities are still located there.


22 posted on 02/17/2013 1:24:39 PM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: yarddog

Headquarters came to Madison, NC from Delaware. They were owned by DuPont at the time and were spun off shortly thereafter. A couple of lean years resulted. Doing quite well now, though.


23 posted on 02/17/2013 1:29:52 PM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: Truth29
Governor Perry needs to get on the phone right after passage in Colorado (assuming it passes).

He needs to go to all the major manufactures of parts and firearms in states that are attempting that nonsense and personally invite them to Texas. Have A.G. Greg Abbot follow up with info on the leagal protections that can be provided.

THEN...

He should visit all the OTHER domestic parts and firearms AND ammo manufactures about creating or moving facilities to Texas.

He can easily create a "Texas Industrial Firearms Coalition" and develop it into a single point of access that will have a high degree of steady and reliable delivery of quality arms, parts, components and ammunition to both domestic and international customers.

Then he can point out how he reversed the other states job-killing and turned it into even more Texas job creation.

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24 posted on 02/17/2013 1:32:16 PM PST by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: TLI
That is a capitol idea, and it would certainly strengthen Texas should things come to a head somewhere in the future.
25 posted on 02/17/2013 1:41:45 PM PST by Truth29
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To: omega4179

The political affiliation of any person should be checked at the state border. All rats are forced backed into their own cesspool to fix it. No rot and run.


26 posted on 02/17/2013 1:57:24 PM PST by SgtHooper (The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list.)
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To: Cyber Liberty
I wonder if they’ll move the employees, or simply fire everybody and hire new people after they relocate.

They ought to do what that e-mail circulating around says one boss in Floriduh did .... walked through his parking lot and checked all the cars with Obama bumper-stickers, and made up his layoff list from that.

If I were anyone in the Texas government, I'd have had feelers out to Magpul weeks ago. By now I'd have an info package together identifying potential locations and local tax rates.

27 posted on 02/17/2013 2:01:48 PM PST by lentulusgracchus
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To: Howie66

Hey-anyone who shows up at the general store out here with an Obama sticker on their vehicle gets a semi-hostile “not from around here, are you?” look-and there’s little help should they be lost, looking for the home of a friend/relative, especially if they have out-of-state plates. I’ve given that look many times.

A clerk or customer will ask what road they’re looking for, then give them directions only a local could follow-maybe. Followed up with a smile and “now don’t you turn off on any other road, you hear?-you’ll get lost for sure”... I’m pretty sure there are lost Obama voters driving endlessly around the unpaved roads out here, like in “The Ballad of the MTA”...


28 posted on 02/17/2013 2:05:56 PM PST by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: TLI

Now, I really like that idea!


29 posted on 02/17/2013 2:08:34 PM PST by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

Yeah, that bill isn’t going to go anywhere though. It’s for show.


30 posted on 02/17/2013 2:14:05 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

Probably won’t pass but this constant attacking from all flanks is diverting attention and resources from the main assault.


31 posted on 02/17/2013 2:22:44 PM PST by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: Texan5

I just got to wondering recently why Charlie’s wife didn’t hand him a nickel instead of a sandwich at the Sculley Square station one day at quarter-past-two.


32 posted on 02/17/2013 2:24:27 PM PST by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: Texan5

I hear ya!
lol


33 posted on 02/17/2013 2:38:12 PM PST by Howie66 (Molon Labe, Traitors!)
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To: DuncanWaring

LMAO! It makes for a good song, not good sense-but a folk-and-rock group that performed at a college bar/hangout I went to always sang that at the station at quarter-past-two Charlie’s wife flipped him the finger-not a sandwich or a nickel...


34 posted on 02/17/2013 2:54:05 PM PST by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: EXCH54FE

This old Coloradan is thinking about moving to Texas.


35 posted on 02/17/2013 2:55:03 PM PST by Standing Wolf
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To: GenXteacher

Join Cabelas and Buck Knives in right-to-work northern Idaho!


36 posted on 02/17/2013 3:02:50 PM PST by Noumenon (One individual with courage, determination and a rifle can change the course of history.)
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To: DuncanWaring

That is funny. I remember hearing that song back in the 60s and wondering the same thing. I used to have the Kingston Trio album with that and a bunch of other good songs on it. I gave all my LPs away many years age. To my surprise they seem to be making a bit of a comeback. I doubt my film cameras will ever do the same thing tho.

Obviously it was not intended to be taken seriously but it still was so clearly stupid.


37 posted on 02/17/2013 3:10:20 PM PST by yarddog (One shot one miss.)
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To: TLI
"He can easily create a "Texas Industrial Firearms Coalition" and develop it into a single point of access...."

Excellent idea.

Possibly designate the vast Hill Country area west of Austin as the new Texas firearm manufacturing zone. Nice climate, interesting landscape, friendly people, pretty women. Spread around some tax breaks and it could fly pretty well.

38 posted on 02/17/2013 3:21:20 PM PST by SnuffaBolshevik (In a tornado, even turkeys can fly.)
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To: EXCH54FE

However, civilians who already own high cap mags would also be excluded from penalty — just as long as they don’t try to sell them. The bill was introduced Feb. 7.

Which, de facto, removes your property from a right to a fasctic dicta.

If you have no control over the lend, lease and sale of your property then it ceases to be property.


39 posted on 02/17/2013 3:33:16 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: EXCH54FE

Whether it passes or not, it would still pay to move to Texas. The only reason a business won’t move right now is uprooting is hard and costly. In 5 years, they would pay for the move,....maybe sooner.


40 posted on 02/17/2013 3:41:44 PM PST by chuckles
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To: Howie66
>”the weather is decent”<

In Texas? That there is the funniest Post today.

Texas has Freedom, Ted Cruz, a great Economy and a Population that understands Obama is the Commie Messiah that threatens the very existence of The Republic. Those things alone make Texas the place to be, but your Weather, not a chance.

Yes, I do live in Commiefornia, where the Weather is the ONLY thing positive going for this State.

When circumstances allow, I will be sacrificing the CA Weather for my Personal Freedom in one of the FREE States. Texas might just be on my list of possibilities.

41 posted on 02/17/2013 3:59:32 PM PST by Kickass Conservative (When the Sheep elect a Wolf to lead them, it's time for the Sheepdogs to move to Texas.)
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To: EXCH54FE

I suggest Mr. Fitzpatrick contact Nikki Haley, Governor of South Carolina. I’m sure she would have good things to tell him.


42 posted on 02/17/2013 4:01:03 PM PST by upchuck (America's at an awkward stage. Too late to work within the system, too early to shoot the bastards.)
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To: EXCH54FE; All
--last the Denver Post had on this one of the genius Democrap legislators had offered a 15-round capacity amendment as a "compromise"---

--seriously--

43 posted on 02/17/2013 4:40:04 PM PST by rellimpank (--don't believe anything the media or government says about firearms or explosives--)
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To: EXCH54FE

The comments there and here are a hoot. Lots of people offering their states as a good place to relocate.

The way to really get the attention of state legislators is for their constituents to let them know this will cost jobs. This is one of the best ways to get the message through their thick skulls.

As a multiplier, such people can contact their friends in the area and let them know that they will have no choice but to leave if the legislature passes that bill. This means local professionals like doctors & dentists, accountants, and businesses will be losing customers they know and like, and it will hit their bottom line as well.

Optimally, those Democrat legislators in weak districts will be most vulnerable to persuasion, and if enough of them can be turned against it, it will fail.


44 posted on 02/17/2013 5:02:02 PM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Best WoT news at rantburg.com)
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To: Kickass Conservative

You didn’t see my tongue firmly placed in cheek. :-)

Come to TEXAS....as long as you don’t have any bad habits to bring with you. lol


45 posted on 02/17/2013 5:15:59 PM PST by Howie66 (Molon Labe, Traitors!)
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To: chuckles

They should probably move just for the state considering it.

I’ve never understood why my own state (Conn) has so many firearms manufacturers who are *still* here, considering how onerous our laws are—Colt, Sturm Ruger, Mossberg, Marlin... History I guess.


46 posted on 02/17/2013 5:21:53 PM PST by Betis70 ("Leading from Behind" gets your Ambassador killed)
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To: EXCH54FE

I’m assuming the have a sizable facility in CO. Good luck finding a buyer for that in this economy.


47 posted on 02/17/2013 5:26:15 PM PST by matt04
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To: EXCH54FE

Jacksonville, FL has open arms for Magpul.


48 posted on 02/17/2013 5:46:11 PM PST by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: RegulatorCountry

My wife’s Grandmother worked at The Remington Ammunition Factory, in Bridgeport, CT during WW II. When she told stories of the air raid drills, of the era, you could see the palpable fear, on her face. Naturally, the business unfriendly practices of the state caused them to shuttter the factory 25 years ago. Such a loss :(


49 posted on 02/17/2013 6:39:53 PM PST by jttpwalsh
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To: EXCH54FE

I don’t own an AR but I’ll promise to buy some P-Mags as soon as they’re available as a show of support. BTW, I sure hope Colt, Smith & Wesson, and Kimber pick up and move to a more gun friendly state.


50 posted on 02/17/2013 6:46:40 PM PST by Boomer One
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