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Breaking: MAGPUL Reveals Plans For Colorado Exodus
thegatewaypundit.com ^ | 3-29-2013 | Jim Hoft

Posted on 03/29/2013 10:17:20 AM PDT by servo1969

Last week I reached out to Duane Liptak, Director of Product Management and Marketing at Magpul Industries Corporation. After Colorado Democrats signed new gun control rules into law Magpul promised to move operations from the anti-gun state. In our communications Liptak revealed the next steps for Magpul’s escape from Colorado. This is breaking news—-

After weeks of bizarre testimony and protests, where lawmakers encouraged women to defend themselves with ballpoint pens and vomit, Colorado Democrats pushed through their new gun control laws last week. Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper signed three new gun bills into law on Wednesday. But, before the gun control bills were ever passed the state was looking at its first casualty. Magpul Industries, a top of the line manufacturer of gun magazines and parts, notified the media that they would relocate if the new bills were ever passed into law. They weren’t kidding.

Magpul Industries Corporation is a designer and manufacturer of polymer firearms parts and accessories. The company is based in Erie, Colorado outside of Boulder. The Magpul polymer magazine line is extremely popular among sportsmen and all branches of our armed services, including some of the highest levels of our Special Operations community. The company has received thousands of testimonials from service members about the increased reliability and durability of their products over the military issued magazines, especially in the adverse conditions and rough handling of combat operations. Company officials know of many cases where, if a service member could not get PMAGs through the supply system, they would purchase them with their own funds, rather than use the issued aluminum magazines.

In February Magpul announced the Democratic legislation that banned high capacity magazines would force them to leave the state taking along several hundred jobs with them. Magpul warned they would leave the state “almost immediately” if the legislation passed. Duane Liptak, Director of Product Management and Marketing, said the company has received official invitations from elected officials and/or the economic development activities in over two dozen states since they announced their plans to leave Colorado. Liptak says, “We’ve talked to some states, visited some, and we’ve got a lot more to get to. Some of the initial round of states that we’re looking at are Wyoming, Nebraska, Texas, Utah, Montana, Idaho and Arizona but there are others in consideration.” Several more conservative states are hoping to lure the manufacturer to more friendly pastures.

Moving physical equipment and setting up products to run in new locations is an expensive venture. Lost opportunities due to disruption of production for the move could also be significant. Liptak says the company was getting ready to sign a lease on a new 125,000 square foot building for the headquarters in Colorado before Democrats introduced their legislation. So, the company held off on those plans. Magpul will now move forward with a new facility, just not in Colorado.

The move is already underway. Magpul chief operating officer Doug Smith told The Denver Post last week that the company will manufacture their first magazine outside the state of Colorado within thirty days. The company is moving some physical assets this month, but there are arrangements that need to be nailed down before Magpul can start moving major pieces of the operation.

And, it’s not just Magpul. Several parts dealers are also following Magpul’s lead. The company has received commitments from some of their largest suppliers that they will be leaving Colorado, as well. And, Magpul’s suppliers are even working with the company to help select new manufacturing locations.

Magpul has been swamped with orders since the reelection of Barack Obama and then the reaction to the Newtown massacre. The company has been producing at an extremely high volume every month and high production volumes are expected fairly far into the future. The company also says it is hard to measure how much all of the recent social media attention since they announced their move will translate into new customers. They are hoping for the best.

It’s still not clear if the new gun control laws in Colorado will save any lives. That’s still up for debate. What is clear is that the state will lose jobs because of their shotgun gun control legislation. Magpul Industries remains committed to their customers and the Second Amendment. But the company is moving forward. They’re moving out of Colorado. And they’re taking hundreds of good paying jobs with them.

** Thanks to Mike and Andrea Ryan for their help with this article.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Colorado; US: Wyoming
KEYWORDS: ban; banglist; colorado; guncontrol; magpul; manufacturing; secondamendment; wyoming



1 posted on 03/29/2013 10:17:20 AM PDT by servo1969
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To: servo1969

Ahhh...the free market at its best.


2 posted on 03/29/2013 10:20:52 AM PDT by ibytoohi (What the hell has happened to my country?)
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To: servo1969

Pmags...the new gold standard.


3 posted on 03/29/2013 10:23:40 AM PDT by SVTCobra03 (You can never have enough friends, horsepower or ammunition.)
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To: servo1969

Magpul doesn’t BS.


4 posted on 03/29/2013 10:28:34 AM PDT by mnehring
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To: servo1969

Thank you Magpul for setting a great example!


5 posted on 03/29/2013 10:28:46 AM PDT by Brownie63
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To: servo1969

Texas has all of the positive assets for businesses like Magpul. No income tax, tort reform, great transportation, diversified economy, skilled labor pool, low cost of living, good schools and post secondary education, and most important (the preconditions to all positive attributes) - liberty!


6 posted on 03/29/2013 10:30:13 AM PDT by uncommonsense (Conservatives believe what they see; Liberals see what they believe.)
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To: servo1969

OK, we’ve hear the press releases. It almost sounds like they are pimping for a counter offer. Magpul, honor the exodus variant of Tuco’s Law: if you’re going to move, move!


7 posted on 03/29/2013 10:31:01 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs, you've likely misread the situation.)
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To: servo1969

It is time for American Patriots living in Free States to start boycotting and starving the slave states.

This is a new civil war that, for now, is a version of the old cold war. Our enemies are those who are followers of the most divisive politician in recent history.


8 posted on 03/29/2013 10:31:46 AM PDT by 43north (BHO: 50% black, 50% white, 100% RED)
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To: servo1969

And so it begins. A Colorado business exit because of liberal excess. Sounds familiar?


9 posted on 03/29/2013 10:35:12 AM PDT by cicero2k
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To: servo1969

I Feel sorry for the people left behind in that state with no way to protect themselves..The cities will be just like the gold mining days Ghost towns all over the place..Other businesses will move from there too.


10 posted on 03/29/2013 10:36:46 AM PDT by PLD
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To: servo1969
I have some Magpul magazines and am soon going to order their single sling mount.

Love their products.

11 posted on 03/29/2013 10:38:17 AM PDT by RoosterRedux (Get armed, practice in the use of your weapons, get physically fit, stay alert!)
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To: servo1969

Many of these things just don’t last anymore.


12 posted on 03/29/2013 10:40:05 AM PDT by real saxophonist ("Always Progressing and Not Fitting Neatly in a Box" - Tosin Abasi)
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To: servo1969

It may take me a year or two to buy Magpul products because of the backlog and the public gratitude for their patriotism, but I will be buying from Magpul.


13 posted on 03/29/2013 10:41:20 AM PDT by Pollster1
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To: servo1969

Come to South Carolina!!


14 posted on 03/29/2013 10:44:10 AM PDT by DrNo ("Facts are stubborn things..." John Adams)
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To: NonValueAdded
Sounds like they're already moving, as from the last half of the article:

The move is already underway. Magpul chief operating officer Doug Smith told The Denver Post last week that the company will manufacture their first magazine outside the state of Colorado within thirty days. The company is moving some physical assets this month, but there are arrangements that need to be nailed down before Magpul can start moving major pieces of the operation.

15 posted on 03/29/2013 10:44:20 AM PDT by Old Sarge (We are officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet...)
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To: servo1969

Now if only the major ammunition suppliers would refuse to fill these outrageous orders from Federal Agencies. They already have the weapons, so refusing to sell them guns won’t blunt what they are trying to do, but cutting off a large piece of their ammo supply would.


16 posted on 03/29/2013 10:46:51 AM PDT by vette6387
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To: servo1969

Adios to the anti-Second Amendment Colofornia and its Chickenpooper.


17 posted on 03/29/2013 10:53:41 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Barry gave the Republicans a free lunch. All the taxpayers got was a lousy tax increase.)
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To: servo1969
Thanks for the article, but there's really nothing new in here.

When they actually announce where they're moving to, that'll be 'breaking news'.

18 posted on 03/29/2013 10:55:44 AM PDT by The KG9 Kid (Demand Common Sense Nut Control.)
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To: Pollster1

Most online retailers carry Magpul equipment. I like brownells. Magpul deals mostly with dealers. They are doing operation Boulder airlift so Colorado residents can secure hicap Mag’s before the ban kicks on.

I purchased 5 Mag’s at 12.93 each from them. Then took the money I saved and bought MOE(magpul original EQUIPMENT) at brownells. Handguards, rails and a foregrip.


19 posted on 03/29/2013 11:03:09 AM PDT by AmericanInsurgent
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To: servo1969
On the local radio news, they said that representatives of Magpul were in our area of Wyoming, talking with local leaders.

Nothing really more than that, but welcome to WY Magpul if you decide to come here -- you will love it !!

20 posted on 03/29/2013 11:05:59 AM PDT by coder2
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To: servo1969
Don't you know Hickenlooper 'agonized' over his decision, but finally bowed down to what is best for CO people?

Hickenlooper said the state's new laws "tighten up a little bit things like universal background checks, which clearly make a significant difference, that's where we put our initial focus." (Denverpost, 3/25/2013)

Tighten up a bit here and there, 'initial focus' here and there, and where does that leave the people of CO?

21 posted on 03/29/2013 11:06:17 AM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: NonValueAdded
It almost sounds like they are pimping for a counter offer.

No. This time, they are smart enough to not put all their eggs [magazines] in one basket [Texas, or any other single location.]

Duane Litpak at MagPul

22 posted on 03/29/2013 11:24:31 AM PDT by archy
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To: PLD
I Feel sorry for the people left behind in that state with no way to protect themselves.

Ever see the fireworks stands just across state lines? Expect exactly the same thing with magazine shops just across the Wyoming state line.

And it'll only work better if MagPul and others continue production of magazines exactly identical to the pre-Colorado ban ones.

23 posted on 03/29/2013 11:26:44 AM PDT by archy
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To: Sir Napsalot

The funniest thing was when the Democrat leader of the Colorado legislature said that he would pass a law that would allow Magpul to sell its products outside Colorado, just not in-state..


24 posted on 03/29/2013 11:54:14 AM PDT by ken5050 (My tagline has mysteriously vanished...)
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To: coder2

Where’s that?

Sheridan has been trying to woo them as well.


25 posted on 03/29/2013 11:56:35 AM PDT by NVDave
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To: servo1969

Wyoming or Montana?


26 posted on 03/29/2013 11:58:49 AM PDT by Rebelbase (1929-1950's, 20+years for full recovery. How long this time?)
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To: 43north
"It is time for American Patriots living in Free States to start boycotting and starving the slave states."

Very interesting comment. It is funny how the free and slave states seem to be almost totally reversed today from pre 1865.

27 posted on 03/29/2013 12:15:58 PM PDT by mosaicwolf (Strength and Honor)
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To: NVDave
Gillette

I think WY would be a perfect fit.

28 posted on 03/29/2013 12:19:51 PM PDT by coder2
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To: servo1969

I feel sorry for the guy in the background of the first picture. He’s getting sacked because of the liberals that run his state.

I wonder if he voted for them? If so, then I don’t feel sorry for him after all.


29 posted on 03/29/2013 12:38:12 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: cicero2k

A Colorado business exit because of liberal excess”””

A Business?

I read this post to say that the suppliers who are essential to Magpul are also considering leaving Colorado, and that they are participating in the selection of new locationS.


30 posted on 03/29/2013 2:01:28 PM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: NonValueAdded

Tuco’s law is of course from the movie “THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE UGLY”. Excellent quote, Sir.

Phil


31 posted on 03/29/2013 3:09:57 PM PDT by Philsworld
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To: uncommonsense

... and property taxes that are right up there with the northeast. I love Texas but all the partisans tend to leave that little detail out for some odd reason. Governments will extract their pound of flesh in one way or another, some more than others but they all do. Even in Texas.


32 posted on 03/29/2013 3:14:57 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: servo1969
And, it’s not just Magpul. Several parts dealers are also following Magpul’s lead.

That would be APEX, the Armory Parts Exchange, one of the *big three* suppliers of parts for military surplus weapons.

The story is that not only are they moving to Wyoming, [no income tax or inventory taxes, among other benefits] but that a couple of the prospective Wyo Chambers of Commerce offered to provide semitrailer trucks, drivers and loading crews to assist with the move...free!

Bye-Bye Colorado. Don't let the empty factory and manufacturing facilities hit you in the a$$. Maybe you can use them as dormitories for your growing Mexican meth gangs.

33 posted on 03/29/2013 5:07:04 PM PDT by archy
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To: Old Sarge
Sounds like they're already moving, as from the last half of the article:

Confirmed, per MagPul's Duane Liptak.

34 posted on 03/29/2013 5:09:51 PM PDT by archy
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To: SVTCobra03

don’t think you can trade in bullets like gold. Aside from having a far more limited shelf life. Most people still wont accept them.


35 posted on 03/30/2013 12:25:57 AM PDT by Monorprise
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To: servo1969

BREAKING: HiViz Says Adios to Colorado
Posted on April 1, 2013 by Dan Zimmerman

http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/2013/04/daniel-zimmerman/breaking-hiviz-says-adios-to-colorado/#more-214465


36 posted on 04/01/2013 8:19:49 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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