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Erie-based Magpul set to leave Colorado after magazine-limits bill signed into law
Colorado Hometown Weekly ^ | 03/20/2013 12:55:09 PM MDT | John Aguilar

Posted on 03/20/2013 12:50:56 PM PDT by Texas Fossil

Activity at Magpul, the largest manufacturer of ammunition magazines in Colorado, appeared about as normal Wednesday morning, March 20, as it probably does most mornings.

But that industrious calm likely will change soon, after Gov. John Hickenlooper signed into law this morning a series of gun control measures - most notably HB 1224, which limits ammunition magazines to 15 rounds or less.

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Magpul declined repeated requests for comment this morning, but posted on its Facebook page that its move out of state will start "almost immediately" after HB 1224 becomes law and that "we will prioritize moving magazine manufacturing operations first."

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bill; calirado; colorado; firearm; guncontrol; magpul; secondamendment
Actions have consequences. Sounds like Magpul is on an expansion and will have multi-state manufacturing facilities.

Bet Colorado regrets the gun grab and the loss of 400 jobs, plus those who make a living selling to those 400 households.

Consequences of COMDEMs in action.

1 posted on 03/20/2013 12:50:56 PM PDT by Texas Fossil
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To: Texas Fossil
Yeah, but at least the chirrun of Colorado will now be able to sleep safely in their beds at night.

</rolling eyes>

2 posted on 03/20/2013 12:54:43 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: Texas Fossil

Should rename their state to Calirado


3 posted on 03/20/2013 12:59:48 PM PDT by BobinIL
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To: BobinIL

...and a new keyword is born! (-:


4 posted on 03/20/2013 1:02:21 PM PDT by MeganC (The left have so twisted public perceptions that the truth now appears pornographic.- SpaceBar)
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To: Texas Fossil
Colt should follow suit and get out of CT.

Remington should get out of NY.

Baretta out of MD...

5 posted on 03/20/2013 1:03:31 PM PDT by Drill Thrawl (The Progs are pushing for war. Be ready.)
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To: BobinIL

commierado


6 posted on 03/20/2013 1:09:16 PM PDT by bravo whiskey (“People should not be afraid of their governments. Governments should be afraid of their people.”)
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To: Drill Thrawl
Colt should follow suit and get out of CT.

Remington should get out of NY.

Baretta out of MD...

I believe that they would all be more than welcome in Texas.

7 posted on 03/20/2013 1:09:25 PM PDT by tpmintx (Gun free zones are hunting preserves for unarmed people.)
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To: Texas Fossil

“Bet Colorado regrets the gun grab and the loss of 400 jobs, plus those who make a living selling to those 400 households.”

No, actually. My experience with limonene liberals is that the ones who make these decisions aren’t affected by them. They couldn’t care less. Take banning DDT. When confronted with the fact that the ban had cost 100 million lives lost to Malaria, the response was along the lines of, “well, that’s good for the planet.” When confronted by the 52 million abortions the response was similar. When a defense company was chased out of my town and 350 jobs were lost, the response was along the lines of; “they were military. Who cares?” Somebody who commutes from a 4000 square foot house in the suburbs in a $70,000 car couldn’t care less about losing a few politically incorrect jobs.


8 posted on 03/20/2013 1:11:13 PM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: BobinIL
Calirado
What a great name for a truly wondermus place that has been completely and irretrievably Californicated.
9 posted on 03/20/2013 1:19:14 PM PDT by Tupelo (Old, Bald, Ugly, Fat and Broke in Arizona)
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To: Gen.Blather

Just like that moronic governor of New York that said “If I knew that Rush Limbaugh is leaving New York because of the taxes I would have raised them long before” - I don’t know what Rush was paying in taxes but I bet there were more people leaving because of those taxes.


10 posted on 03/20/2013 1:21:47 PM PDT by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: Tupelo

It is time to kill the tourist industry of Colorado. Make them an example. Money talks. Cripple their ski industry. Cripple the hunting industry. Shut them down. Go to Utah or Wyoming. Go to Texas for business opportunities. Shut Colorado down.


11 posted on 03/20/2013 1:23:45 PM PDT by shankbear (The tree of Liberty appears to be perishing because there are few patriots willing to refresh it.)
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To: Texas Fossil

OUTDOOR CHANNEL PULLS PRODUCTION FROM COLORADO DUE TO COLORADO SENATE BETRAYING 2ND RIGHTS!

PLEASE SHARE FAR AND WIDE!

From: Michael Bane
Date: Tue, Mar 5, 2013
at 4:09 PM
Subject: OUTDOOR CHANNEL Pulls Productions from Colorado
To: Steve King

Dear Senator King;

I met you yesterday after the so-called “public hearings” on the antigun bills; as I mentioned, I am an
Executive Producer for OUTDOOR CHANNEL. I currently have four series in production, including GUN STORIES, the top show on OC, with several additional series in development. My series focus on guns, hunting, shooting and the outdoors.

This morning I met with my three Producers, and we made the decision that if these antigun bills become
law, we will be moving all of our production OUT of Colorado. We have already cancelled a scheduled filming session for late this month.

Obviously, part of this is due to our own commitment to the right to keep and bear arms, but it also reflects 3 lawyers’ opinions that these laws are so poorly drafted and so designed to trap otherwise legal citizens into a crime (one of our attorneys referred to them as “flypaper laws”) that it is simply too dangerous for us to film
here.

I can give you chapter and verse on the legal implications if you need, but suffice to say that the first legal opinion was so scary we went out and got two others. All three attorneys agreed.

We are relatively small potatoes in television, but our relocation of production will cost Colorado a little less than a million dollars in 2013.

Secondly, we have proudly promoted Colorado in our productions (and have been moving more and more production into the state); now we will do exactly the opposite. What does this mean for Colorado? The community of television producers is a small one. Last week I had lunch with a major network producer who was looking to locate his new reality series in Colorado.

That producer is also a shooter, and the new reality series will now be based out of Phoenix. That lunch cost Colorado over a million in economic impact.

Thirdly, according to numbers I received from the National Shooting Sports Foundation (for whom I used to work) yesterday, hunting had an almost $800,000,000 impact on Colorado in 2012, driving as many as
8330 jobs. Next month I will be in Texas meeting with most of the top outdoor/hunting producers, and the Number One agenda item will be Colorado. Already, hunting organizations and statewide hunting clubs around the country are pulling out of Colorado, and we expect this trend to accelerate rapidly.

The message we will take to our viewers and listeners is that these proposed laws are so dangerous to
hunters and any other person, be she a fisherman or a skier who brings a handgun into the state for self-defense, that we cannot recommend hunting, fishing or visiting Colorado. We reach millions of people, and,
quite frankly, we have a credibility that Colorado government officials can no longer match. Colorado Division of Wildlife is already running ads trying to bring more out-of-state hunters to Colorado...in light of the flood of negative publicity about these proposed laws, I can assure you those ads will fail.

We estimate that as many as one-quarter to one-third of out-of-state hunters will desert Colorado in the next
18-24 months, which will quite frankly be a disaster for the hunting industry in Colorado and have a devastating effect on our western andnorthern communities (certainly cities like Grand Junction).

This is not a “boycott” in the traditional sense of a centralized, organized operation; rather, it is more of a grassroots decision on where shooters, hunters and other sportsmen are willing to spend their money. Look at the collapse of the Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show in February. That venerable multimillion dollar trade show chose to ban modern sporting rifles and standard capacity magazines, and within three weeks it collapsed as all vendors and sponsors pulled out.

Colorado is going to pay a huge price for laws that will do nothing. Thank you, sir, for your
support.

Best.

Michael Bane

OUTDOOR CHANNEL mbane@outdoorchannel.com


12 posted on 03/20/2013 1:28:51 PM PDT by Lexington Green (Keeping it real is keeping you down, Fool.)
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To: BobinIL
Should rename their state to Calirado

Chickenpooper is my choice.

13 posted on 03/20/2013 1:30:36 PM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: Drill Thrawl

Springfield out of Illinois too. Time to refuse to support maufacturers that remain in democrat strongholds.


14 posted on 03/20/2013 1:31:08 PM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: Texas Fossil
Bet Colorado regrets the gun grab and the loss of 400 jobs, plus those who make a living selling to those 400 households.

Nope... they won't give a sh*t. So long as they have their pot and government handouts, they're happy.

15 posted on 03/20/2013 1:32:25 PM PDT by ScottinVA (Gun control: Steady firm grip, target within sights, squeeze the trigger slowly...)
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To: Gen.Blather
Liberals are in favor of killing 5,000 babies a day through and spending other peoples futures so there is little conscious or morals there.
16 posted on 03/20/2013 1:32:56 PM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: BobinIL; bravo whiskey
Should rename their state to Calirado

Or Coloradical.

17 posted on 03/20/2013 1:34:37 PM PDT by ScottinVA (Gun control: Steady firm grip, target within sights, squeeze the trigger slowly...)
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To: Texas Fossil

Feel bad for the employees, I’d guess most of whom are good people.


18 posted on 03/20/2013 1:34:51 PM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: shankbear

I’m sure they will just try to replace the outdoors sports tourism with marijuana tourism.


19 posted on 03/20/2013 1:36:22 PM PDT by Kenton
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To: BobinIL

Couple that name with the mary jane legalization, like here in WA state, it will be a wonderful place to live. In WA we have the coastal liberals dominating the state. They pass laws, but haven’t given any thought to the consequences. Idiots!!!!!!!!


20 posted on 03/20/2013 1:42:39 PM PDT by Parmy
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To: Parmy
I live in Washington....the idiocy of the voters is beyond explanation....

but we've had rat controlled governorships for 30yrs now...its the public unions, its the the indian casino money, and its the private Boeing workers who think their bread is buttered by the rats...

we don't have income tax....we live in a great area...my kids are in the NW....

but if they weren't..we'd be moving to Idaho......

21 posted on 03/20/2013 2:01:25 PM PDT by cherry
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To: Texas Fossil
Bet Colorado regrets the gun grab and the loss of 400 jobs, plus those who make a living selling to those 400 households.

Not a chance they will regret it. It's an insignificant sacrifice as far as they're concerned.
22 posted on 03/20/2013 2:35:46 PM PDT by Pox (Good Night. I expect more respect tomorrow.)
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To: Texas Fossil

They won’t regret it immediately, but will in the future. Similar circumstances to Californicate in the 70s where they had tingles down their legs when they started closing the military bases. A few years later after quite a few were closed and the impact started to sink in financially, the screaming and crying started. Watching Colorado from Texas I see the same thing happening. We quit visiting friends in Colorado and New Mexico several years ago after they started turning progressive.


23 posted on 03/20/2013 3:06:53 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (Leveling the playing field for a Progressive is dragging everyone down to their level.)
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To: Lexington Green

Michael Bane? WOW! OUCH!


24 posted on 03/20/2013 3:14:16 PM PDT by Texas Fossil
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To: DuncanWaring

yeah, they did it all for the chillin! /sarcasm /barf


25 posted on 03/20/2013 3:15:53 PM PDT by Texas Fossil
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To: Drill Thrawl

Kimber should get out of NY and Stag Arms should leave CT.


26 posted on 03/20/2013 3:22:12 PM PDT by SVTCobra03 (You can never have enough friends, horsepower or ammunition.)
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To: Texas Fossil

I have had 10 Pmags on backorder since December. I hope they arrive before the Zombie Apocalypse.


27 posted on 03/20/2013 3:25:00 PM PDT by SVTCobra03 (You can never have enough friends, horsepower or ammunition.)
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To: Gen.Blather
Somebody who commutes from a 4000 square foot house in the suburbs in a $70,000 car couldn’t care less about losing a few politically incorrect jobs.

Precisely. They don't care.

In a state of several million people, the loss of 400 jobs in a politically-incorrect industry won't cost the Governor a thing.

28 posted on 03/20/2013 3:27:29 PM PDT by BfloGuy (The final outcome of the credit expansion is general impoverishment. -Ludwig von Mises)
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To: Texas Fossil

Let them eat static.


29 posted on 03/20/2013 3:37:06 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: SVTCobra03

I ordered quite a bit of new reloading equipment and components in January. It was in stock (2 vendors), one took almost 4 weeks to ship, they were that overloaded with orders. The other shipped quickly but I only ordered 2 items from them that were not available anywhere else in the US. (obscure caliber)

I do not have it all set up in the shop yet, but am relieved that I have what I need to reload almost all of our guns. (extended family)

Don’t shoot exotics, did not order a single rifle, already had what I wanted. Brass was very hard to find, bought once-fired and filled the void where I could not buy new brass. Bought a number of boxes of the basics as I found them in small gun shops. Prices were not bad, but are up since then.

I did not buy the reloading supplies because it was cheaper, but I have a way to be assured I will have the needed ammo in the future. Besides, I might need to hunt to feed the family if the Global Financial Mess really collapses. Felt the expenditure had more potential for value than in the bank.


30 posted on 03/20/2013 5:56:18 PM PDT by Texas Fossil
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To: Texas Fossil

All patriot blue states should inform the neo-nazi Hickenlooper that he’s persona non grata and will be barred from entering patriot blue states.


31 posted on 03/20/2013 6:01:48 PM PDT by sergeantdave
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To: sergeantdave

Patriot Blue States. I like that, hated from the beginning of the media slam of patriots to be colored RED. RED is for COMDEMs.


32 posted on 03/20/2013 7:22:59 PM PDT by Texas Fossil
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To: Texas Fossil

info.wbc@wyo.gov

Just drop ‘em a line guys, they’d be happy to hear from you.


33 posted on 03/30/2013 4:24:24 PM PDT by ArmstedFragg (hoaxy dopey changey)
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To: Texas Fossil
"...Don’t shoot exotics..."

I had, for a number of years, been trying to streamline my 'collection' to a select few calibers I *knew* would always be available. I was having a fair degree of success until last summer I was at a show and saw a used Delta Elite at a very, very attractive price. I had owned one years ago, really liked it, and so I picked it up.

Since last December, 10mm has been generally easier to find and has not suffered similar price increased to the calibers I *knew* would always be readily available.

While I suppose it's not exactly an 'exotic,' it is something of an off beat round. Lesson learned: if we ever get back to anything like normal re: the availability of arms and ammo, I would recommend that folks keep at least one firearm in a less popular chambering, i.e. .38 Super, .41 Magum, .257 Roberts, .300 Savage, etc. simply because there will be times when the demand on them is substantially less than everything else out there.

34 posted on 03/30/2013 4:34:28 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: ArmstedFragg

Thanks, I did.


35 posted on 03/30/2013 4:55:47 PM PDT by Texas Fossil
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To: Joe 6-pack

Your logic makes sense to me.

Have never shot a 300 Savage, but understand it is pretty potent.

Only handgun I own is my Remington XP100 221 Fireball. Love that little gun.

Guess at some point I might by a hand gun. We have several in the family, but I have been looking at 45’s. There is no issue with them on knockdown. Guess 44 Mag is similar.

Right now I am occupied at reloading the basics for what I already have. Praying that this washes out. If it does not, this is going to be a bumpy ride.


36 posted on 03/30/2013 5:02:52 PM PDT by Texas Fossil
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