Skip to comments.States set sights on Colorado firearms business; gun-control bills scorned (Magpul)
Posted on 02/24/2013 8:21:25 PM PST by Red Steel
DENVER In one sign of the price states may pay for restricting gun rights, more than a dozen states are jostling to land a Colorado firearms company that has vowed to leave the state if the governor signs into law tough gun-control legislation.
Elected officials from Alabama, South Carolina, Texas and West Virginia have written letters to Magpul Industries inviting the company to make their states its relocation destination. Meanwhile, individuals from at least 10 states have launched social media campaigns on Facebook to lure the Erie, Colo.-based company.
We are a state whose people are committed to Second Amendment rights. You can be assured that the Alabama Legislature would never seriously consider any legislation that would jeopardize your company and your workers, Alabama Agriculture Secretary John McMillan said in a letter dated Tuesday.
Rep. Jeff Duncan, South Carolina Republican, emphasized in a letter Tuesday that, In South Carolina, we believe in the right to keep and bear arms.
At a time when our government is consistently thwarting the ability of individuals to own businesses, voluntarily trade goods and services, and grow our economy, South Carolina is committed to writing a different story, Mr. Duncan said.
Another Colorado company, Alfred Manufacturing Co. Inc., is likely to follow suit. ...
Fighting back is Rep. Cory Gardner, Colorado Republican, who was scheduled to tour Magpul on Thursday and invited the governor to join him. Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, a Democrat, has not said whether he would sign the magazine-limit bill, although he has expressed general support for the concept.
Magpul is threatening to leave our state, taking hundreds of jobs with it, as the direct result of gun-control legislation that is not even going to make us any safer, Mr. Gardner said
...Texas officials were actively wooing Magpul.
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Oh, heck, that ain’t as bad as I expected, I spent a year in Keflavik and I have been in Chicago when it was twenty below and the wind blowing fifty miles an hour. I’ve even seen a spell at Charlotte, NC when the temp didn’t go higher than twelve above for a couple of days, the only time I have seen flowing streams freeze over in the Carolinas. The crazy thing is after spending a year in Iceland and going to Chicago for three different schools in the middle of winter the deepest snowfall I ever saw from one storm was right here in South Carolina in Jan. 1973. It was seventeen inches of perfect powder here and up to 25 inches reported South of here.
By far the worst ice storms I have ever seen have been in South Carolina. 1968 and 1969 were both bad with ‘69 the worst, you had to see it to believe it, pouring rain for 24 hours and every drop froze, Oak trees four feet thick breaking off and falling on houses. The plant where I worked was closed down for over a week and it was one of the first to have power, the big push was to get power back to employers first before they even worried about houses. There was not one utility pole standing anywhere in the area where I lived and worked.
No, it’s not that bad. It’s actually a spectacular area, as far as I’m concerned. To me, a choice between anything in Texas and the Black Hills area is a no-brainer: Black Hills, every time. There’s some pretty areas in Texas, but the Black Hills are superlative in natural beauty. There’s a reason why the Indians went to war with the US when Custer invaded the Black Hills to merely mine gold...
Bravo to Magpul.
Gun manufacturers should leave states that clearly disdain them just the same as normal human beings should vacate places like San Fransicko and Massachusetts.