Skip to comments.Magpul pulling up stakes, heading out of Colorado
Posted on 01/02/2014 10:43:04 AM PST by Second Amendment First
Magpul Industries threatened to leave Colorado after the legislature passed a measure banning weapons magazines with more than 15 rounds.
And now that is official.
The Erie-based ammunition magazine manufacturer said on Thursday that it is relocating its operations to Cheyenne and Texas.
"Moving operations to states that support our culture of individual liberties nad personal responsibility is important," CEO Richard Fitzpatrick said in a press release. "This relocation will also improve business operations and logistics as we utilize the strengths of Texas and Wyoming in our expansion.
The move is expected to happen within the next 12 to 16 months, the company said.
I am glad to see this. I hope to see more in the future.
To my mind, Beretta HAS to move it’s holdings out of Prince Obama’s Maryland.
Not a big fan of their shotgun stocks and AR hand guards, but the CTR stocks are pretty nice as are their mags. Glad they’re leaving Colorado.
Hey, we might just get some “T-Mags” after all. :-)
Good. Hopefully they will leave their employees behind with instructions to see their legislative members about their paycheck.
We have some friends that own a business in the people’s republic of Maryland. They are looking for a buyer so they can leave the state for good.
With this move, Colorado becomes a little bluer.
I forgot to ask what factors caused Colorado to become such a leftist bastion in the last 10 years? That state is totally gone. It is now like California.
Californication, along with a large illegal population.
Thought they already pulled out a couple of months ago.
One factor is the tech influx from California. My brother-in-law’s company moved to Boulder about 12 years ago. Hard-drive manufacturers. He’s a marketing CEO, more money than Davey Crocket, and liberal as they get.
First, I would bet that virtually NONE of Magpul's employees voted for the scumbags that put them into this predicament. Second, Magpul would be very foolish to leave behind a trained workforce in its entirety. Third, a good many are probably moving with Magpul.
IOW, screw you and your attitude; it's not their fault.
I wish everyone could pull out of socialist run states...and let them die in their own discord...however, I suspect the socialist run fed’s would heavily tax the prosperous free enterprise states to support the dying ones...we totally need to flip the federal govt. ... park a bus in front of it - and do it - fix it - and yell, “Move that bus!”
Thanks I wonder what it is about the computer industry that produces such leftists?
1) Many people moved from California to Colorado when Bush Sr. slashed the military budget long ago.
2) Boulder libs have spilled over into Denver
3) After 911 many east coast libs moved into the mountains.
The rural vote used to override Boulder and North Denver but now the mountain libs are tipping the scales blue.
This story is actually very bad news. Erie is very conservative and now with less jobs they will be moving looking for work. So, unfortunately, this will color us even more blue.
Sorry Colorado. Texas is happy to get some of Magpul’s operations.
I hope the people of CO can take their state back from the Californiacs and Mexicans posing as Americans. Maybe next election the RAT voters will be too stoned to get to the polls.
When I went to school there in the 80s, the campus was equally divided between Coloradans, Texans, New Yorkers and Californians.
I guess the New Yorkers and Californians stuck around...
Most of the manufacturing is moving to Wyoming, which is not too far from Boulder. That should make relocation of key employees a bit easier.
I hope so, but Boulder to Cheyenne is still a long drive, especially in the winter.
I agree what I posted was tough but sometimes tough things must be done. Texas will have competent employees to take the place of those left in Colorado. Plus those left will be an example to their neighbors and thus increase the love and respect Coloradans feel towards their government.
Apparently, headquarters of Magpul is going to Texas. Most of the current production is moving to Wyoming, I think, near Cheyenne. Also, Magpul is looking at other sites for expanded manufacturing capability. A small crew will be left behind in Colorado to show support to Colorado customers and to fight gun legislation there.
To add to what others have posted, there are those Californians who couldn’t bear to continue living in California, but also couldn’t manage to connect the dots between how they voted and why they needed to leave. So, having fouled one nest, they move to another and are now fouling it. Of course their voting habits haven’t changed one whit.
This is a win salvaged from a loss for the people who tried to revoke the 2nd A in Colorado.
Politically, their knuckles got smacked and their ranks may have been thinned a bit, but I bet they think chasing Magpul out of Colorado is a nice consolation prize.
No matter how small, an incremental win is another progressive step forward, so to speak. There's nothing like being on offense.
And now there's one less offensive business in their Colorado today than there was yesterday and they'll claim that as a win, no matter the cost, and good motivation for taking on the next step forward.
May it be their last before their retreat.
Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!
Does anyone think leftists care if business leaves if it is not a pc business? Do they care of anyone loses their job if its not a pc job? Not a chance. They consider Colorado more pure and clean without a gun manafacturer. But that’s fine because Wyoming and Texas consider themselves better too with a profitable gun business.
“IOW, screw you and your attitude; it’s not their fault. “
The idea that some here have that because you live in a Blue State that somehow you are “guilty by association” is mind boggling! Just mindless, unfocussed hatred. It’s extremely doubtful that anyone would work for a company in the arms manufacturing business and be voting against their own self-interest. Hopefully the employees will choose to move with the company, but that’s a pricey thing to have to do.
In one of the recent posts here regarding the recalls in Colorado, one Freeper who works in auto repair said that actually, based on cars coming into Colorado needing safety inspections that he sees, the winner was people arriving from Minnesota, with a lot of Eastern transplants following.
Magpul is now an example to other gun and 2A friendly businesses and yet another reason for them to avoid or leave Colorado, thus giving it away!
It's cool they're not totally bailing altogether and I really don't blame them for what they've done. I likely would/will do the same if faced with a similar situation.
None the less, the perception/reality equation has been unfavorably altered and that's a part of how we lose ourselves to become whatever it is we're becoming.
I would appreciate it if you would make that a little bigger next time. My eyesight isn’t what it used to be.
They bring their infection with them and, not wanting to/unable to counter their plague, we flee.
May very well be true for newbies and those in the Denver/Boulder plex, but most people who've lived in MT/WY/CO have a significantly different attitude about acceptable driving distances.
Boulder to Cheyenne is a hundred miles, which is also about the same distance our son has had to travel to jobsites in Colorado (including some 'way up in the hills) every day for most of the past fifteen years, my standard Go-Get-Groceries run is a 50 mile roundtripper mostly on county gravel and I know many people around Montana who do their shopping/medical/business runs to Billings on a regular basis that total four to five hundred miles.
...and winter driving? Well, I'd guess that two-thirds of the vehicles in Billings are 4x4 pickups (driven by people who've lived in this stuff forever), and that proportion is exponentially higher when you get out of that Big Town.
Not to mention the fact that Erie might be in the same general area as Boulder, but the two towns may as well be on different planets (unless Erie's changed a whole bunch since the last time I worked there).
I’ve left Colorado myself.
Can never have too many magazines.
Yes Californians have reached that glorious stage wherein they cannot stand their vices nor can they tolerate the steps necessary to end said vices.