Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

States set sights on Colorado firearms business; gun-control bills scorned (Magpul)
Washington Times ^ | Friday, February 22, 2013 | Valerie Richardson

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.

-snip-

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

-snip-

...Texas officials were actively wooing Magpul.

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


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Extended News; US: Colorado
KEYWORDS: banglist; guncontrol; magpul; secondamendment

1 posted on 02/24/2013 8:21:33 PM PST by Red Steel
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: Red Steel

In time, all the firearms manufacturers will locate in the South. Politically, it will become known as the “gun belt.”


2 posted on 02/24/2013 8:30:29 PM PST by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Red Steel

Just the possibility that these gun control laws would pass in Colorado shows how much it has tilted to the left in such a short period of time. One of the premier gunsmithing colleges in the USA is in Colorado, and Colorado seems to be the go-to state for “reality” shows about guns.


3 posted on 02/24/2013 8:32:19 PM PST by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Red Steel
I'd love to see Hickenlooper vote with the best interests of his constituents and the U.S. and Colorado Constitutions in mind and allow these companies to stay here providing jobs and revenue.

I fear that he's just another Obama rubber-stamp, though.

4 posted on 02/24/2013 8:45:07 PM PST by Washi (PUSH BACK! Encourage your legislators to introduce pro-second amendment legislation.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Red Steel

The country is already at war, individuals arming themselves, government all armed up and stocked on ammo, drones, people buying ammo as fast as they can - what remains to be seen is who is buying the debt for this war. They will control the future.


5 posted on 02/24/2013 8:49:37 PM PST by FlyingEagle
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Red Steel

California and New York City should be cut off and set adrift. They are not part of the US. Like Massachusetts and Maryland they spawn hordes of droids who emigrate to and take over states like Colorado and New Hampshire and New Jersey.


6 posted on 02/24/2013 9:00:12 PM PST by ZULU (See: http://gatesofvienna.net/)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Red Steel

This is the wonderful genius of maintaing a United *States* instead of provinces or what not.


7 posted on 02/24/2013 9:06:42 PM PST by Chaguito
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Red Steel; l8pilot; 2A Patriot; 2nd amendment mama; 4everontheRight; 77Jimmy; ...
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.

Jeff Duncan bump!!

South Carolina Ping
Send FReepmail to join or leave this list.

Keep up with what our Congresscritters are doing. Sign up for the free MegaVote email service here.

8 posted on 02/24/2013 9:10:27 PM PST by upchuck (nobama fact #69: For each job created by the nobama administration, 75 people went on food stamps.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Red Steel; l8pilot; 2A Patriot; 2nd amendment mama; 4everontheRight; 77Jimmy; ...
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.

Jeff Duncan bump!!

South Carolina Ping
Send FReepmail to join or leave this list.

Keep up with what our Congresscritters are doing. Sign up for the free MegaVote email service here.

9 posted on 02/24/2013 9:11:10 PM PST by upchuck (nobama fact #69: For each job created by the nobama administration, 75 people went on food stamps.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Washi
I'd love to see Hickenlooper vote with the best interests of his constituents and the U.S. and Colorado Constitutions in mind ...

This from the guy who set up his family foundation to funnel money to the ruckus society? Does he ever take questions in a town hall? Whenever he's in the neighborhood it's to address the local rat coven. It's reported a few days later in the local rag, seldom before. I've wanted to ask him how a person that aligns with anarchy can justify taking a position in government. Maybe some day.

10 posted on 02/24/2013 9:11:23 PM PST by kitchen (Due to the increased price of ammo, do not expect a warning shot.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: ZULU

They really are kind of like the collective Pakistan of America, aren’t they?


11 posted on 02/24/2013 10:11:35 PM PST by Trod Upon (The Second Amendment acknowledges our inherent right to revolt if tyrannized. It ain't about hunting)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: Red Steel

Colorado is doing everything short of begging me to pack up and relocate to Texas.


12 posted on 02/24/2013 10:30:55 PM PST by Standing Wolf
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ZULU

This is going to get good folks. When the reality of the Dem’s gun control sets in with the public in Colorado; they will boot the entire bunch out. People will stop and thin about the jobs that left over their politicals gun control games and they’ll be awful hot, I just luv it. Everybody all over America needs to start ignoring anti constitutional laws they enact. It would quickly become apparent that their king has no clothes. We need a little revolution, some tar & feathers right about now.


13 posted on 02/24/2013 10:31:46 PM PST by Eska
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: Enterprise

No, not all.

The reason why is that South Dakota is quietly woo’ing gun companies with far more effective policies than mere tax deals.

There’s a reason why companies like HS Precision, Corbon, Dakota, etc are locating in SD. And if you had a choice between the Black Hills and Texas... unless you think armadillos are “cuddly,” you’d locate in the Black Hills area too.


14 posted on 02/25/2013 4:52:38 AM PST by NVDave
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: NVDave

The Black Hills might be a little too white for some of us in the winter months. What’s the average temperature there on Valentine’s day?


15 posted on 02/25/2013 6:23:39 AM PST by RipSawyer
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: Red Steel

Magpul still has great prices listed for their PMAG magazines - http://store.magpul.com/category/PMAG.

Good luck finding prices anything close to those in the real world!


16 posted on 02/25/2013 7:25:08 AM PST by Perseverando (Gun control? It's really not about gun control is it? It's really about PEOPLE CONTROL!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: NVDave; Enterprise

What a silly statement. Texas = Armadillos?

Really??

I’d choose the Alamo if I had to chose only one thing equalling Texas. But fortunately, I don’t have to choose any ONE thing, because there’s so much, it’s overwhelming. Some, for example, would choose the Bluebonnet fields in spring, or the friendly and mostly God-fearing people and I could go on...

I’ve never been to SD but know a little about it. Not putting it down. Texans can be rather polite folks, too (but fighters when righteously riled). Point being, to make derisive remarks about SD wouldn’t be polite.


17 posted on 02/25/2013 8:56:17 AM PST by txrangerette ("...hold to the truth; speak without fear..."(Glenn Beck))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: txrangerette; NVDave

All right ya rowdy ruffians. I didn’t diss South Dakota and I sure as hell didn’t diss TEXAS! For the record, I cheer any State that welcomes firearms manufacturers.


18 posted on 02/25/2013 9:03:30 AM PST by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: txrangerette

Yes, it’s silly. Lighten up, dude. I have a personal issue with ‘dillos, because I nearly flipped a Toyota SUV after running one over in west Texas one spring night. Holy crap, they’re like hitting a freakin’ cinder block.

The central issue is that the state government of SD has passed legislation sheltering gun companies from civil litigation if their guns were used in acts of crime. To my knowledge, no other state can make the same claim - not even Wyoming here.

Oh, and the governor’s office has a task force specifically tasked with attracting gun companies to the state. They’re not just “gun friendly.” They’re actively recruiting - just as they recruited Corbon and HS Precision to the state.


19 posted on 02/25/2013 12:03:59 PM PST by NVDave
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: RipSawyer

Somewhere between 10 and 30F during the day, maybe as low as -20F at night in past years, but usually above zero.

Low temperatures and snow are how you keep the riff-raff out of an area. It works very well for us in Wyoming.


20 posted on 02/25/2013 12:09:16 PM PST by NVDave
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: Red Steel; All
FYI..Another report out today that iconic arms manufacturer Beretta is thinking of moving out of Maryland.
21 posted on 02/25/2013 2:37:27 PM PST by ken5050 ("One useless man is a shame, two are a law firm, three or more are a Congress".. John Adams)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: NVDave

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.


22 posted on 02/25/2013 8:01:46 PM PST by RipSawyer
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: RipSawyer

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...


23 posted on 02/25/2013 11:01:34 PM PST by NVDave
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 22 | View Replies]

To: Red Steel

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.


24 posted on 02/25/2013 11:10:07 PM PST by Lancey Howard
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson