As you’ve probably heard, the Colorado legislature is hell bent for leather to pass anti-gun language that will result in, among other things, make it illegal to own so-called “High Capacity Magazines” such as the PMAG manufactured by Magpul Industries. Coincidentally, Magpul happens to be headquartered in Eerie, Colorado and this new law, if enacted would also make it illegal to manufacture 20 and 30 round magazines.
As you can imagine, Magpul Industries isn’t taking this sitting down and explained that any such denial of Coloradans’ Second Amendment rights will result in their leaving Colorado. Those same politicians who are sponsoring this restrictive legislation think that Magpul is bluffing. It seems that saying things you don’t mean is so normal for these guys that they can’t imagine anyone actually following through with their word. In response to their disbelief, Magpul posted this statement yesterday on their Facebook wall.
We’re hearing some rumors that the Gov and the Dem caucus think we are bluffing. Just to clarify for them, then…we’re not a political company. We dont play political games. We’ve made our position very clear, very publicly. We would not survive lying to our customer base, nor would we ever consider it. If you pass this, we will leave, and you will own it. We’ve already got plans in place to get PMAG manufacturing moved rapidly, and the rest of the company will follow. We will make sure to at least have a small remain-behind operation through the 2014 elections so that we can remind folks why we are gone.
This isn’t over yet. Please see this story to find out how you can help stop this ridiculous notion before it becomes the law of Colorado.