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Colorado Democrats blamed for $80M hit to economy by pushing out gun firm Magpul
Washington Times ^ | 1/04/13 | Valerie Richardson

Posted on 01/04/2014 5:50:13 PM PST by Libloather

DENVER — Democrats came under heavy criticism Friday for driving Magpul Industries out of Colorado by pushing an aggressive gun-control agenda, a move that could cost the state more than $80 million annually.

Republican state Rep. Lori Saine said she was “saddened to see this completely partisan law, widely considered unenforceable by sheriffs across Colorado, cause Magpul to leave our state.”

“The magazine ban did not garner one Republican vote in the House or Senate, and now as a result of this one-sided, Democrat-sponsored law, more than 200 people will lose their jobs and their ability to provide for their families,” said Ms. Saine in a statement. “[T]his move will cost the state of Colorado over $80 million a year in revenue.”

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; US: Colorado
KEYWORDS: banglist; colorado; democrats; guns; libidiots; magpul
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RATS aren't interested in jobs.
1 posted on 01/04/2014 5:50:13 PM PST by Libloather
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To: Libloather

They like their jobs and will sell anyone out to keep it.


2 posted on 01/04/2014 5:51:37 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Libloather

My sympathies to the 200 good Americans who lost their jobs.


3 posted on 01/04/2014 5:52:52 PM PST by Ciexyz
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To: Libloather

4 posted on 01/04/2014 5:53:27 PM PST by dontreadthis
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To: Libloather
actions, have consequences.Dumb@$$ LIBERALS!

5 posted on 01/04/2014 5:54:58 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi :-)
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To: Libloather

My goodness... $80 million is not chump change....


6 posted on 01/04/2014 5:56:08 PM PST by ptsal (Repubicans swallowing more kool-aide from Rove & Kristol)
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To: dontreadthis

I like that...

Right click, save as...


7 posted on 01/04/2014 5:57:52 PM PST by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: Libloather

But weed is legal. Yippee!


8 posted on 01/04/2014 5:58:51 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: Libloather

“RATS aren’t interested in jobs.”

Isn’t it interesting that they’ll destroy the currency, destroy jobs in legitimate industries, but legalize pot.

That’s absolutely amazing.

IMHO


9 posted on 01/04/2014 6:02:26 PM PST by ripley
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To: Libloather
If you like your marijuana, you can keep your marijuana.

Period.

10 posted on 01/04/2014 6:04:43 PM PST by Rome2000 (THE WASHINGTONIANS AND UNIVERSAL SUFFRAGE ARE THE ENEMY -ROTATE THE CAPITAL AMONGST THE STATES)
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To: ripley

LIBs are such nonsensical asshats. I hope they get smashed in the next elections. LIBs hate you and your family.


11 posted on 01/04/2014 6:05:31 PM PST by ogen hal (First amendment or reeducation camp)
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To: Libloather
Oh, please. Here's the lede for tomorrow:

Cruel gun fetishists prefer destroying jobs and families over saving the lives of children. News at 11.
12 posted on 01/04/2014 6:05:31 PM PST by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: Libloather

I know Brian DelGrosso, and his wife Amber. Used to work for them. I’m seriously considering running against State Rep. Dave Young, but there are so many skeletons.


13 posted on 01/04/2014 6:08:46 PM PST by real saxophonist (The revolution will not be televised. Everything else will.)
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To: Libloather

Like the way Rome went, so we are in the process of destroying America. And the GOP don’t give a damn. Colorado is a perfect example of communists trying to run things and in their attempt are destroying themselves.


14 posted on 01/04/2014 6:12:38 PM PST by Logical me
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To: Libloather
RATS aren't interested in jobs.

Looting is much more profitable; even it it weren't profitable, they'd still prefer looting to working because it horrifies ordinary Americans.

15 posted on 01/04/2014 6:15:38 PM PST by Standing Wolf (No tyrant should ever be allowed to die of natural causes.)
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To: Libloather

They don’t care. They got their dope money now.


16 posted on 01/04/2014 6:15:50 PM PST by dforest
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To: Libloather
One suspects that the $80 mil figure is quite low. 80MM/600 = only about 133K. Whomever did the calcs did not adequately include the removal of multiplier effects.

My guess? A minimum of 160 million dollars per year, lost to the once-great state of Colorado.

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17 posted on 01/04/2014 6:16:20 PM PST by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: Libloather

18 posted on 01/04/2014 6:22:29 PM PST by real saxophonist (The revolution will not be televised. Everything else will.)
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To: andyk
and that is the librat mind set... they don't mind them being made there but sold OUT of state, just not in their back yard!!!
19 posted on 01/04/2014 6:22:51 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: Libloather

“Oh but now we can tax weed! That’s good government adapting to circumstances, right?”


20 posted on 01/04/2014 6:26:31 PM PST by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: dontreadthis

Stealing that.


21 posted on 01/04/2014 6:31:20 PM PST by Chuckster (The longer I live the less I care about what you think.)
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To: Ciexyz

Denver is not all that far from Cheyenne, Wyo. where Magpul is relocating. I wonder if the employees will be offered jobs there?


22 posted on 01/04/2014 6:34:04 PM PST by Graybeard58 (_.. ._. .. _. _._ __ ___ ._. . ___ ..._ ._ ._.. _ .. _. .)
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To: Libloather
..."more than 200 people will lose their jobs and their ability to provide for their families,” ...

Not exactly. Magpul is helping those employees who want to stay with the company move the two hour drive to their new plant in Cheyenne Wyoming. They will no longer be CO taxpayers or consumers so the loss will be greater than the $80 million estimate. Magpul and its employees are also undoubtedly happy that there is no corporate or individual income tax in WY either.

23 posted on 01/04/2014 6:36:18 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: All

good, they deserve it. They are quickly becoming a national joke faster than you can say “eeer, pfffffff, duuuudde”.


24 posted on 01/04/2014 6:36:59 PM PST by newnhdad (Our new motto: USA, it was fun while it lasted.)
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To: newnhdad; All

FWIW the legislature had nothing to do with legalizing pot. It was a ballot issue.


25 posted on 01/04/2014 6:41:22 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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Doesn’t Colorado still have ranchers and hunters and regular folk who have guns? How does this kind of legislation get passed in a western state, where a good majority of people probably have some kind of weapon?


26 posted on 01/04/2014 6:44:22 PM PST by radiohead
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To: TigersEye

yeah, that’s what I mean.


27 posted on 01/04/2014 6:44:33 PM PST by newnhdad (Our new motto: USA, it was fun while it lasted.)
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To: newnhdad

I’ve been to New Hampster, duuuudde.


28 posted on 01/04/2014 6:49:24 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: newnhdad

Yeah, I’m reminded of those old-time “United States” picture-puzzles geared for youngsters, in which the pieces were the individual states. Each state had little pictures on them representing their state’s unique heritage or industries. I can just see Colorado now, depicting a big ole marijuana leaf.


29 posted on 01/04/2014 6:50:50 PM PST by greene66
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To: Libloather

It’s for the children.


30 posted on 01/04/2014 6:52:59 PM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: Libloather

Of the 200 people who will lose their jobs, how many vote democrat?


31 posted on 01/04/2014 6:54:35 PM PST by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: real saxophonist

I know what you mean. I don’t have any skeletons in my closet. I had to rent a warehouse.


32 posted on 01/04/2014 6:55:42 PM PST by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: MileHi; dhs12345; dynachrome; beaversmom; Balata; bboop; BulletBobCo; Carley; ColoCowgirl; ...

Colorado Ping ( Let me know if you wish to be added or removed from the list.)


33 posted on 01/04/2014 6:56:45 PM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: radiohead

Colorado revolt: 55 of 62 sheriffs refuse to enforce new gun laws.


34 posted on 01/04/2014 6:57:32 PM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: dontreadthis

What the SCOTUS thought about gun control in the pre Civil War era.

Dred Scott vs Stanford

http://www.law.cornell.edu/supct/html/historics/USSC_CR_0060_0393_ZO.html

“It would give to persons of the negro race, who were recognised as citizens in any one State of the Union, the right to enter every other State whenever they pleased, singly or in companies, without pass or passport, and without obstruction, to sojourn there as long as they pleased,

to go where they pleased at every hour of the day or night without molestation, unless they committed some violation of law for which a white man would be punished;

and it would give them the full liberty of speech in public and in private upon all subjects upon which its own citizens might speak; to hold public meetings upon political affairs,

and to KEEP AND CARRY ARMS wherever they went.”


35 posted on 01/04/2014 7:03:55 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: radiohead

Bloomberg and a band of New Yorkers came in and bought those seats, including the head of the state senate. They passed those laws without committee review, citizen input,bypassing all the normal state senate procedures.

They didn’t want any industries in colorado that weren’t beholden to them, so they used environmental laws to hurt farmers, close coal mines, harass our natural gas companies, and passed gun laws to drive off the rest. Then they passed a voter registration law where anyone can register to vote in a county they don’t even live in, just by stating they plan to move there in the next 20 days. They don’t even have to do so.

Two senators were recalled, but the third resigned before the recall election could be scheduled, allowing senate dems to fill the seat, and keep control of the senate for this year.


36 posted on 01/04/2014 7:05:17 PM PST by Red Boots
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To: Red Boots

I still count that as three successful recalls. It simply wasn’t possible to stop Hudat from resigning but the people did force that choice on her.


37 posted on 01/04/2014 7:09:01 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: radiohead
Doesn’t Colorado still have ranchers and hunters and regular folk who have guns? How does this kind of legislation get passed in a western state, where a good majority of people probably have some kind of weapon?

becausethe denver boulder ft collins triangle has enough libtard voters to rule the rest of the state. much like nyc vs western new york state. hell i got redistricted into diana destupid's 1st district. she is an idiot right down there with babs boxer. my sheriff is one of the 55 and cheyenne is just up the road.

38 posted on 01/04/2014 7:21:22 PM PST by bravo whiskey (We should not fear our government. Our government should fear us.)
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To: Libloather
Democrats came under heavy criticism Friday for...

When has that ever stopped Democrats from relentlessly advancing their agenda? Only Republicans wither under "heavy criticism."

There is an entire branch of "journalism" dedicated to criticizing Republicans (JournoList), knowing that they will eventually cave on any issue if pressed hard enough.

-PJ

39 posted on 01/04/2014 7:24:05 PM PST by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: driftdiver
Officials at Magpul, which makes polymer firearms accessories, announced Thursday that the company will move its corporate headquarters to Texas and its manufacturing facility to Wyoming. Both are now based in Erie, Colo.

Texas is pleased>

40 posted on 01/04/2014 7:42:13 PM PST by cpdiii (Deckhand, Roughneck, Mud Man, Geologist, Pilot, Pharmacist. THE CONSTITUTION IS WORTH DYING FOR!)
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To: Rome2000

“If you like your marijuana, you can keep your marijuana.
Period. “

Well, it hasn’t turned out that way here in California. The Feds have been successful in shutting down “dispensaries” in this state by threatening the owners of the buildings in which the “dispensaries” have been located with forfeiture of their property. You can debate the efficacy of legalizing marijuana, but it’s still an illegal drug according to Federal law. It will be interesting to see if the Feds follow the same game plan in Colorado as they have here in CA.


41 posted on 01/04/2014 7:43:29 PM PST by vette6387
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To: Libloather
HEY ROCKY MT HIGH BALLERS....LOOK LIKE WYOMING DONE STOLE YER BACON....


42 posted on 01/04/2014 8:01:02 PM PST by jimsin
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To: radiohead

A slim dem majority in the state house. Since then 2 of them have been recalled and one forced to resign. But the damage is done.....


43 posted on 01/04/2014 8:09:20 PM PST by Mom MD
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To: Ciexyz
Honestly, it really doesn't matter whether I support Texas or Wyoming workers when I buy my next batch of Pmags.

At least I won't have to worry about “stoner quality control”.

44 posted on 01/04/2014 9:10:52 PM PST by Tail Gunner John
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To: Libloather
House Speaker Mark Ferrandino said at a press briefing Friday that he would not support a Republican-led effort to repeal the magazine law, adding he did not want to “rehash the same fights we had last year,” according to the Denver Post.

I wonder how many times he "rehashed" fights over abortion, voter ID, legalizing marijuana, amnesty for illegal aliens, homosexual marriage, extended unemployment benefits, unaffordable health care, wood burning stove bans, standard capacity firearms magazine capacity reduction, snail darter environment preservation, federal (US citizen owned) property drilling bans, ad infinitum

45 posted on 01/04/2014 9:37:08 PM PST by theymakemesick (Please join the corpse, please!)
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To: andyk
I must admit, that one really made Me laugh out loud for a bit! I would not be at all surprised if that happened beginning tomorrow at the very earliest.

(your fault if they got the idea from you, BTW! *grin*)

46 posted on 01/04/2014 11:17:39 PM PST by Utilizer (Bacon A'kbar! - In world today are only peaceful people, and the mooslimbs trying to kill them-)
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To: ripley

No, it’s not amazing. The intended end result of the people running their end of the show (and probably quite a few of ours as useful political idiots) is the destruction of the main representative democracy on the planet.


47 posted on 01/04/2014 11:46:34 PM PST by Axenolith (Government blows, and that which governs least, blows least...)
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To: radiohead
Doesn’t Colorado still have ranchers and hunters and regular folk

That's why two Senators have been recalled here for the first time in history and a third resigned before her recall was done.

48 posted on 01/05/2014 4:57:21 AM PST by Colorado Doug (Now I know how the Indians felt to be sold out for a few beads and trinkets)
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To: real saxophonist

Many people in Colorado travel to Wyoming to get their fireworks. Fireworks are illegal in Colorado.

I suspect that people in Colorado will get their mags from Wyoming and people from Wyoming will get their dope from Colorado.


49 posted on 01/05/2014 7:12:20 AM PST by dhs12345
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To: radiohead
Influx of Californistanians over the years changed the political makeup of CO.

Liberals leave their hellholes but vote for the same policies in their new homes.

50 posted on 01/05/2014 5:15:10 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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