Skip to comments.Colorado Democrats blamed for $80M hit to economy by pushing out gun firm Magpul
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.
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They like their jobs and will sell anyone out to keep it.
My sympathies to the 200 good Americans who lost their jobs.
My goodness... $80 million is not chump change....
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But weed is legal. Yippee!
“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.
LIBs are such nonsensical asshats. I hope they get smashed in the next elections. LIBs hate you and your family.
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.
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.
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.
They don’t care. They got their dope money now.
My guess? A minimum of 160 million dollars per year, lost to the once-great state of Colorado.
“Oh but now we can tax weed! That’s good government adapting to circumstances, right?”
Denver is not all that far from Cheyenne, Wyo. where Magpul is relocating. I wonder if the employees will be offered jobs there?
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.
good, they deserve it. They are quickly becoming a national joke faster than you can say “eeer, pfffffff, duuuudde”.
FWIW the legislature had nothing to do with legalizing pot. It was a ballot issue.
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?
yeah, that’s what I mean.
I’ve been to New Hampster, duuuudde.
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.
It’s for the children.
Of the 200 people who will lose their jobs, how many vote democrat?
I know what you mean. I don’t have any skeletons in my closet. I had to rent a warehouse.
Colorado Ping ( Let me know if you wish to be added or removed from the list.)
Colorado revolt: 55 of 62 sheriffs refuse to enforce new gun laws.
What the SCOTUS thought about gun control in the pre Civil War era.
Dred Scott vs Stanford
“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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
Texas is pleased>
“If you like your marijuana, you can keep your marijuana.
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.
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.....
At least I won't have to worry about “stoner quality control”.
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
(your fault if they got the idea from you, BTW! *grin*)
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.
That's why two Senators have been recalled here for the first time in history and a third resigned before her recall was done.
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.
Liberals leave their hellholes but vote for the same policies in their new homes.