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  • Colorado Dems blamed for $80M punch to gut with Magpul pulling up stakes

    01/05/2014 6:45:09 PM PST · by gooblah · 20 replies
    Bizpacreview ^ | January 5, 2014
    Thanks to the gun control blitzkrieg led by Democratic lawmakers last year, Colorado is about to take a hit in the wallet in the midst of an already anemic economy, and lose hundreds of private-sector jobs at a time when they can least afford it.
  • Colorado Democrats blamed for $80M hit to economy by pushing out gun firm Magpul

    01/04/2014 5:50:13 PM PST · by Libloather · 50 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 1/04/13 | Valerie Richardson
    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...
  • In Case You Missed It: Magpul Industries to Move Headquarters to Texas

    01/02/2014 2:56:48 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 30 replies
    Magpul Industries ^ | Jan 2, 2014 | Governor Rick Perry
    Office of the Governor Rick Perry For Immediate Distribution Jan. 2, 2014 Press Release Governor’s Press Office: 512-463-1826 Lucy Nashed: lucy.nashed@gov.texas.gov 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 we’ve built our economy around principles that allow employers to...
  • Company Makes Good on Leaving Colo. Over Gun Laws.

    01/02/2014 2:30:36 PM PST · by Osage Orange · 47 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 01-02-13 | Bob Moen
    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.
  • Magpul pulling up stakes, heading out of Colorado

    01/02/2014 10:43:04 AM PST · by Second Amendment First · 42 replies
    Boulder Daily Camera ^ | 01/02/2014 | Carlos Illescas
    Magpul Industries threatened to leave Colorado after the legislature passed a measure banning weapons magazines with more than 15 rounds. And now that is official. The Erie-based ammunition magazine manufacturer said on Thursday that it is relocating its operations to Cheyenne and Texas. "Moving operations to states that support our culture of individual liberties nad personal responsibility is important," CEO Richard Fitzpatrick said in a press release. "This relocation will also improve business operations and logistics as we utilize the strengths of Texas and Wyoming in our expansion. The move is expected to happen within the next 12 to 16...
  • Magpul Donates ‘High Capacity’ Mags for Recall of Pro-Gun Control Dems (20,000 Mags)

    07/01/2013 6:55:33 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 7 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | Tuesday, July 02, 2013 | AWR Hawkins
    Washington DC - -(Ammoland.com)-Magpul Industries donated 20,000 so called “high capacity” magazines to a June 29 2013 gun rights rally in Glendale, CO, for the purpose of raising money for the recall of state Sens. John Morse and Angela Giron–two Democrats who both supported the gun control measures that become law on July 1 2013. The Denver Post reported that the rally was sponsored by Free Colorado, “a nonprofit group that advocates for firearms rights.” Denver-based Magpul makes 30-round magazines for AR-15 rifles, and the company made news in early March by promising to take its$85 million in annual profit...
  • Magpul offers super hi-capacity magazines for sale ahead of state ban (PMAG 40)

    06/18/2013 3:47:29 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 8 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 6-18-2013 | Greg Campbell
    With just two weeks to go before sales of high capacity magazines will be illegal in Colorado, Magpul Industries released a 40-round version of its popular PMAG magazine, offering a limited supply to Colorado customers hoping to beat the deadline. “[T]he PMAG 40 provides 10 more rounds of capacity before requiring a reload — which could be a lifesaving difference,” the company wrote on its Facebook page. “This new ‘safe capacity’ offering is ideally suited for those who may need to respond to multiple threats without extra rifle magazines carried on their person, or for military members looking for an...
  • Gun business exodus begins in Colorado

    05/03/2013 8:02:21 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 15 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 5-3-2013 | Greg Campbell
    HiViz Shooting Systems, a gun-parts manufacturer in Fort Collins, Colo., will move its operations up the road to Laramie, Wyo., making good on its threat to pull up its Colorado roots after Gov. John Hickenlooper signed into law several controversial gun control measures earlier this year. Of the businesses planning to leave the state for the same reason, HiViz is the first to announce its new home. “The decision to relocate the company was difficult, and choosing the proper location was essential to our continued growth within the industry,” said president and CEO Phillip Howe in a press release. “We...
  • Erie-based Magpul begins making ammunition magazines outside Colorado

    04/30/2013 11:13:22 AM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 9 replies
    Boulder Daily Camera ^ | 04/30/2013 | John Aguilar
    Magpul Industries, the Erie-based ammunition magazine maker that pledged to leave Colorado after gun control legislation was signed into law in March, is for the first time manufacturing its weapons accessories out of state. The company revealed the news in a Facebook reply late Monday night to a customer who expressed frustration with the lack of information about where Magpul planned to move its operations. “You have lots of people interested in this, might as well satisfy the masses and come out with it already,” Daniel Wooldridge wrote. This morning, the company provided a little more detail about what it...
  • Your State’s Gun Control Just Got Stricter? Come on Down! [Texas]

    04/04/2013 12:01:52 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The New York Times ^ | March 30, 2013 | Reeve Hamilton
    Gov. Rick Perry speaks wistfully — almost lovingly — about a rifle he recently fired while he was at a range in Leander owned by the manufacturer LaRue Tactical. “I’m incredibly passionate about a well-made piece of equipment,” Mr. Perry said in a phone interview last week, “whether it’s an automobile or a weapon.” After the visit, LaRue posted Mr. Perry’s results online. From 100 yards away, the governor took three shots and grouped them — two shots hit the same spot — mere millimeters from the center of the target. “That was pretty good, wasn’t it?” Mr. Perry said,...
  • Breaking: MAGPUL Reveals Plans For Colorado Exodus

    03/29/2013 10:17:20 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 35 replies
    thegatewaypundit.com ^ | 3-29-2013 | Jim Hoft
    Last week I reached out to Duane Liptak, Director of Product Management and Marketing at Magpul Industries Corporation. After Colorado Democrats signed new gun control rules into law Magpul promised to move operations from the anti-gun state. In our communications Liptak revealed the next steps for Magpul’s escape from Colorado. This is breaking news—- After weeks of bizarre testimony and protests, where lawmakers encouraged women to defend themselves with ballpoint pens and vomit, Colorado Democrats pushed through their new gun control laws last week. Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper signed three new gun bills into law on Wednesday. But, before the...
  • CO:Magpul Establishes Operation ‘Boulder Airlift’

    03/27/2013 9:13:49 AM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 27 March, 2013 | NA
    During this period of high demand, and with the reality of Colorado state legislation, we at Magpul are taking steps to ensure that responsible Colorado residents who want to own standard capacity magazines have the opportunity to do so. To meet this need, we have set up a process for CO residents to purchase limited quantities of magazines from our website. In order to participate in this program, go to: http://store.magpul.com/member_register Create your login account with your Colorado address and click the “Register” button to submit. Create your login account with your Colorado address and click the “Register” button to...
  • New Laws Force Gun Co. Out of Colorado, Costing State Hundreds of Jobs, Millions in Sales

    03/20/2013 4:26:45 PM PDT · by markomalley · 30 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | 3/20/2013 | Gregory Gwyn-Williams, Jr.
    Magpul Industries, an Erie, Colorado, based manufacturer of firearms accessories, is moving out of the state following the passage of new gun-control laws - and taking hundreds of jobs and millions of dollars of commerce with it.Magpul's Chief Operating Office, Doug Smith told the Denver Post:"Our moving efforts are underway. It's going to be a phased approach, and until the move is complete, we're going to continue manufacturing magazines in Colorado."Within the next 30-days we will manufacture our first magazine outside the state of Colorado."Colorado Governor, John Hickenlooper signed three new gun bills into law today which requires background checks for private and...
  • Erie-based Magpul set to leave Colorado after magazine-limits bill signed into law

    03/20/2013 12:50:56 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 35 replies
    Colorado Hometown Weekly ^ | 03/20/2013 12:55:09 PM MDT | John Aguilar
    Activity at Magpul, the largest manufacturer of ammunition magazines in Colorado, appeared about as normal Wednesday morning, March 20, as it probably does most mornings. But that industrious calm likely will change soon, after Gov. John Hickenlooper signed into law this morning a series of gun control measures - most notably HB 1224, which limits ammunition magazines to 15 rounds or less. -snip Magpul declined repeated requests for comment this morning, but posted on its Facebook page that its move out of state will start "almost immediately" after HB 1224 becomes law and that "we will prioritize moving magazine manufacturing...
  • Magpul Legal Analysis of HB 13-1224 (CO Magazine Ban)

    03/19/2013 5:14:10 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 45 replies
    Magpul Industries ^ | March 15, 2013
    Magpul Industries has adamantly opposed Colorado House Bill 1224 because it will not enhance public safety and will only restrict law abiding citizens from protecting their homes and families. Magpul strongly believes that Governor Hickenlooper should veto HB 1224 based on these policy grounds. Recent reports also demonstrate that House Bill 1224 has a much broader scope than supporters intended or disclosed, as was argued on the Senate floor. Magpul retained the law firm of Holland & Hart LLP to review the scope of HB 1224’s regulations. The results were striking. The report made the following conclusions: 1) HB 1224...
  • Magpul preparing to leave Colorado

    03/19/2013 10:31:49 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 72 replies
    Mar 19, 2013, 6:27am MDT Magpul preparing to leave Colorado Staff Denver Business Journal Magpul Industries Inc. of Boulder intends to "start out transition out of the state almost immediately" after Gov. John Hickenlooper signs into law a measure limiting the number of rounds allowed in magazines, KMGH-TV reports. The governor is expected to sign House Bill 1224 on Wednesday. The bill restricts to 15 the number of rounds a magazine can hold. But Magpul Industries makes 30-round magazines. The company's website said Magpul Industries has sold millions of its polymer magazines, or "PMAGs." Magpul Industries posted a lengthy note...
  • Magpul: If Colorado Governor Hickenlooper signs gun-control bill, we’re outta here

    03/19/2013 9:14:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/19/2013 | Ed Morrissey
    Two weeks ago, they were merely considering their options. Late last night, though, the executives at Colorado-based Magpul made it official on their Facebook page. If Governor John Hickenlooper signs the gun-control bill that limits magazine capacities — their core business — they will leave Colorado for friendlier venues and take hundreds of jobs with them (via Instapundit): Apparently Gov Hickenlooper has announced that he will sign HB 1224 on Wednesday. We were asked for our reaction, and here is what we said:We have said all along that based on the legal problems and uncertainties in the bill, as well...
  • Colorado Anti-Second Amendment Legislator's Criminal Record Exposed

    03/07/2013 3:25:05 PM PST · by CharlesMartelsGhost · 21 replies
    RedState ^ | March 6, 2013 | Kyle Forti
    According to a Colorado Bureau of Investigations report obtained by Media Trackers, State Representative Rhonda Fields (D-Aurora) was arrested in 1976 on a charge of larceny and again in 1991 on a charge of shoplifting. Despite her own criminal record, Rep. Fields has sought to limit the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens. An apparent mugshot of Fields was posted to the Magpul Industries Facebook page by a private user after legislation to limit gun magazine capacity, which was cosponsored by Fields, drove the company to announce that it was closing its doors in Colorado and moving out of state....
  • 'New weapon of democracy' High-capacity gun mags airlifted to 'freedom-loving' Americans(Magpul)

    03/03/2013 2:16:31 PM PST · by Red Steel · 8 replies
    wnd ^ | March 2, 2013 | Jack Minor
    A gun-magazine company in Boulder, Colo., has announced a campaign based on the Berlin Airlift to help Coloradoans “trapped inside occupied territory” to purchase large-capacity magazines before the Legislature passes a series of gun-control bills next week. Magpul Industries manufactures magazines and other gun accessories for private, law-enforcement and military use. WND recently reported on how the company may be forced to relocate... Following the president’s lead on the firearms issue, Democrats in the House passed a series of gun-control bills that the Obama administration has said would help them pass similar measures... Vice President Joe Biden “said it would...
  • Company will move if Colorado approves gun control (MAGPUL)

    03/02/2013 7:38:37 PM PST · by servo1969 · 57 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3-2-2013 | Associated Press
    <p>ERIE, Colo. – Unnoticed amid dozens of tract homes in the Denver suburbs, a nondescript industrial building is suddenly in the middle of the gun control debate in Colorado.</p> <p>The company, started in an ex-Marine's basement in 1999, is in a standoff with Colorado Democrats who want to restrict the size of ammunition magazines after mass shootings in a suburban Denver movie theater and a Connecticut elementary school. Magpul has issued lawmakers an ultimatum potentially worth millions: Pass the bill, and the business will move.</p>
  • Magpul Industries Corp. Latest FB Announcement

    02/28/2013 5:37:23 PM PST · by beaversmom · 41 replies
    Magpul ^ | February 28, 2013 | Magpul
    Magpul Industries Corp. Magpul is proud to announce the “Boulder Airlift”, our program to make sure that responsible Colorado citizens have the opportunity to own standard capacity PMAGs prior to the potential implementation of pending legislation that would infringe on their Second Amendment Rights. The program will be open to all responsible CO residents, (with both billing and shipping addresses inside CO) and provide access to a limited quantity of PMAGs. Remember to contact members of the Senate and the Governor prior to ordering and urge them to oppose HB 1224. Full details at http://www.magpul.com/colorado Similar to the Berlin Airlift,...
  • Hickenlooper Will Support Bill Limiting Gun Magazine Rounds (CO)

    02/26/2013 8:49:22 PM PST · by Red Steel · 63 replies
    kcnc ^ | February 26, 2013 7:13 PM
    DENVER (CBS4) – Gov. John Hickenlooper says he will support Rep. Rhonda Fields’ bill limiting rounds in gun magazines. The governor spoke with CBS4 Political Specialist Shaun Boyd about the gun control issue on Tuesday. Some felt the governor had been going back and forth on this issue. He admitted to Boyd it’s been a hard decision and he has waffled, but now he says if the legislature passes the bill he will sign it — even if it means losing 200 jobs. Hickenlooper says he does not think the magazine manufacturer Magpul is bluffing when it says it will...
  • Magpul Industries Corp. Facebook Announcement

    02/26/2013 6:39:44 PM PST · by kitchen · 66 replies
    We are proud to announce that within a matter of days we will be going live with a new program. Due to a bill currently moving through the Colorado legislature, there is the possibility that Colorado residents' ability to purchase standard capacity magazines will soon be infringed. Before that happens, and Magpul is forced to leave the state in order to keep to our principles, we will be doing our... best to get standard capacity PMAGs into the hands of any Colorado resident that wants them. Verified Colorado residents will be able to purchase up to ten (10) standard capacity...
  • States set sights on Colorado firearms business; gun-control bills scorned (Magpul)

    02/24/2013 8:21:25 PM PST · by Red Steel · 23 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Friday, February 22, 2013 | Valerie Richardson
    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...
  • Gardner tours Erie firearms accessories manufacturer (Magpul to leave Colorado )

    02/22/2013 11:49:49 AM PST · by Red Steel · 8 replies
    Longmont Times-Call ^ | Updated: 02/21/2013 10:26:43 PM MST | John Fryar
    U.S. representative says Gov. Hickenlooper should do the same ERIE -- Gov. John Hickenlooper should visit Magpul Industries Corp. and see for himself the impact that passage of gun-control measures would have on the families of about 200 people working for a manufacturer here, U.S. Rep. Cory Gardner said Thursday. Gardner, R-Yuma, and state Sen. Vicki Marble, R-Fort Collins, toured the company's Erie plant Thursday morning, watching as Magpul employees prepared and assembled high-capacity magazines, firearms accessories and other products ranging from military dog leashes to smartphone cases. Magpul has threatened to leave Colorado if the Legislature passes, and Hickenlooper...
  • Magpul Responds to Proposed Colorado Magazine Capacity Limit

    02/14/2013 7:04:21 PM PST · by Red Steel · 40 replies
    Guns.com ^ | 2/12/13 | David Higginbotham
    Magpul is one of the nation’s leading manufacturers of AR-15 magazines. Their PMAGs were popular before the current rush on all-things-AR, but now they’re almost impossible to find in stores. Even with the increased demand, Magpul is holding their prices steady. And they’ve increased production to meet the increase in demand. By every estimate, Magpul is a model company. Their products are used by civilians, law enforcement and the military. They employ more than 200 people in Colorado, their home state, and their presence there guarantees work for more than 700 suppliers and subcontractors. By all accounts, Magpul is not...
  • Company Threatens To Leave Colorado If Ammo Limit Law Is Passed (Magpul)

    02/14/2013 12:15:19 PM PST · by Red Steel · 29 replies
    kcnc ^ | February 13, 2013 8:21 PM
    ERIE, Colo. (CBS4) – A Colorado company is threatening to leave the state if a bill to ban high-capacity ammunition magazines becomes law. CBS4 Investigator Rick Sallinger toured the company in Erie. They said they would certainly prefer to stay. The company is called Magpul. Among other products, they make ammunition magazines which can hold up to 30 rounds. Tuesday night a state House committee took the first step towards banning them. Magpul is one of the largest producers of the high-capacity magazines in the country. “Actually, every product you see here being made today on these magazine assembly lines...