Skip to comments.Company Makes Good on Leaving Colo. Over Gun Laws.
Posted on 01/02/2014 2:30:36 PM PST by Osage Orange
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) -- One of the country's largest producers of ammunition magazines for guns is leaving Colorado and moving operations to Wyoming and Texas because of new state laws that include restrictions on how many cartridges a magazine can hold.
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>>Erie, Colo.-based Magpul Industries Corp. announced Thursday that it was moving its production, distribution and shipping operations to Cheyenne and its headquarters to Texas, making good on a vow it made to leave Colorado during last year’s gun control debate.<<
I just clicked the link and BY MAGIC the details appeared!
They done did it.
The company is Magpul....and HIViz was the other.
Didn’t Texas just pass yet another anti-gun law?
I wish them the best. I may be leaving this turd of a state myself in a few years.
The company is staying in Colorado. They are just simply expanding production of large magazines to WY and TX. This is very inaccurate reporting.
What is the truth?
Glad to see they finally pulled the trigger. Wish they would move to Florida.
Texas —(Ammoland.com)- The 83rd Legislature Regular Session is mostly wrapped up but is back in a special session.
What follows is some helpful information and discussion of the firearms legislation that passed and some points to note for the special session as well as some additional information.
Currently no gun control legislation passed during the regular session including proposals that were introduced to restrict private firearm transfers at gun shows, ban standard capacity magazines, gut the state firearms preemption law and require drug testing for CHL applicants.
The Texas Legislature adjourned its regular session on Memorial Day after passing fifteen pro-Second Amendment measures, and was immediately called back into special session by Governor Rick Perry to address the drawing of district lines in which Federal and State lawmakers will run for re-election next year.
Excellent rollup, thank you!
If voting at the ballot box doesn’t work, voting with your feet is always available.
None that I know of. Legislatue is out of session now.
They can go up on a high spot south of Cheyenne and whiz on Colorado...which wouldn’t be a bad idea...
The comment is a lie. And, Magpul is transferring employees who want to be moved the WY.
I don’t like to give AP clicks!
Thanks for the reply.
Can’t blame them. If I ever get an AR I’ll have to make the two hour drive to Cheyenne.
Perhaps we can carpool.
I've been on this story lately just to see where they were going. I always thought Cheyenne was best, and so did they. I would dump the TX plans if I were Magpul. Texas has gotten some kind of Austin fever because they've been running wildly left lately.
Lame, lame, lame...If a person doesn’t want to read the posted article it is best to refrain comments. MHO.
I've been wondering whether ARs and other arms that normally come with mags that hold more than 15 rds can still be sold in CO? Seems like that would be a problem with the new mag law. Might have to buy those out of state too.
For now I'll content myself with my SKS and the numerous grandfathered mags I have. Honey badger don't care and neither does the sheriff. lol
They will have a VERY limited presence in CO. The exact presence is not specified.
Hope this eats you Governor Chickenpooper. And you to ComDem POLs. Colorado hunters will be stalking you in the 2014 elections. I know it’s coming.
Welcome MagPull to the great State of Texas.
In Case You Missed It: Magpul Industries to Move Headquarters to Texas
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In Case You Missed It: Magpul Industries to Move Headquarters to Texas
AUSTIN Firearm accessories manufacturer Magpul Industries has announced it is relocating its corporate headquarters from Colorado to Texas. Magpul began a nationwide relocation search following the passage of anti-2nd Amendment legislation in Colorado this summer that made it difficult for the company to do business.
In Texas, we understand that freedom breeds prosperity, which is why weve built our economy around principles that allow employers to innovate, keep more of what they earn, and create jobs, Gov. Perry said. Im proud that Magpul is the latest employer to join the ranks of companies that call Texas home.
Excessive government regulation undermines a culture based on personal responsibility and creates a detrimental business environment, Magpul CEO Richard Fitzpatrick said. Texas supports personal freedoms and our company will thrive in that environment.
Gov. Perry has reached out to more than 30 firearm manufacturers in states across the country that are considering restricting sales and manufacturing in the industry. Magpul cited the Lone Star States business-friendly environment, predictable regulations and consistent respect for the Second Amendment as key elements in its decision to relocate.
Much more detail at the link
an empty building and a lot of loyal customers like me who can road trip to cheyenne.
“Texas has gotten some kind of Austin fever because they’ve been running wildly left lately”
Forget that crap.
Texas has gotten some kind of Austin fever because they’ve been running wildly left lately.
Ummmmm, care to expound? Can’t see any Austin fever impact from anywhere beyond 10 miles of 6th Street.
How’s Open Carrying going?
Sorry I brought it up.
CO people will be thrilled to see this business leave their confines.
Did not mean to be rude. It is a sore point in TX. Austin is a place of insanity. Too many misplaced old hippies and assorted leftists. They gravitate to Universities (if that is what you call UT?) and to government jobs. So, they are in or near Austin.
Real Texans hold them in high contempt.
It’s not just Austin; it’s El Paso, the Rio Grande Valley, downtown San Antonio, downtown Houston, downtown Dallas — enough base for a Democrat to start on a path to victory. But even once reliably Democrat small cities like Temple, Lufkin, Nacogdoches, and H. Ross Perot’s Texarkana are moving Republican.
It’s really amazing that Paul Ryan did as well in the debate as he did against Biden. Ryan had virtually no talking points that he could rely on.
Agreed. Austin, the Capital, is a little off the Mean in TX. I apologize.
Never saw that!
Once the YellerDogDem grip was broken the only strongholds remained in packed “come-yet” areas as you described.
If Texas is moving “purple” as like Virginia, its pretty hard to see in most of Texas.
Awesome. Now instead of smuggling weapons from Texas to Mexico they can smuggle them from Texas to America.
Its coming. There are still enough Loonies around that sure a hell don’t need to be totin. When they figure out how to shift them out it will happen.
It was pretty pro-2nd when they passed you could CCW along with Castle Doctrine without the need for CCW ticket.
How does AZ decide who Open Carries? Having spent some time there in mining areas I don’t remember ever seeing one Open Carry. Do yall have anything like Castle Doctrine?
“We” don’t decide who Open Carries. The people decide whether they carry, concealed or otherwise, when they step outside. No permits. And there is a castle doctrine.
Good for them! My map says it’s only 83 miles from their current location in Erie, CO, to downtown Cheyenne, WY.
Still wondering why I never ran into anyone carrying. Last time I was around Tucson area was in 2010.
I don’t see a lot of open carrying either. I carry concealed, because if somebody wants to perturb me I want my reaction to be a surprise for them. I assume bad guys love surprises.
Bad guy only like surprises on YOU, not on them.