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Colorado Anti-Gun Politicians Think Magpul is Bluffing

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.

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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.

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31 Responses to “Colorado Anti-Gun Politicians Think Magpul is Bluffing”

  1. I’ll be sure to have a list of the Reps that are voting to take away my rights when it comes time for me to vote. Oh… and I’m not bluffing either!

  2. mike says:

    The fact that they are leaving a small sattelite company to remind people that they are gone in fantastic. I’m sorry to see all of this happening to MagPul, but I’m glad to see them leave a state that’s treating them so poorly (thus taking the tax revenue with them). Sucks for the people of Colorado, but maybe it will cause those people to think harder about who they vote into office.

  3. Marvin Martian says:

    Boise Idaho is looking for a great business to locate here! Bring your stuff and great people to Boise, you won’t regret your move.

  4. Mike P says:

    This is how we are going to take our country back, it will be a long road but we will prevail. Kudos to Magpul.

  5. Justin C says:

    Would hate to see so any hard working folks loose there jobs, but should it come to that. Louisiana is ready to have you come to our greatnState and set up shop.

  6. Doc B says:

    Why on earth anyone would think that a company run by Jarheads would engage in bluffery is well beyond me. An ~85 million dollar hit and multiple hundred job losses will almost certainly be noticed, and I *have* to think that the resultant negative votes from those affected, and their families, will almost certainly not go unnoticed in a state-level contest.

    Mad props, Magpul. I know that being displaced after equipping so many honest people with your wares – to say nothing of those in the .mil and within the civil law enforcement community – must be very trying, indeed. I am certain that Magpul will do as right as they can by their employees, and that alone makes them a worthwhile company, and one that I will buy from every chance I get.

  7. BradKAF308 says:

    You outlaw a very major part of a business and think they will just sit there like nothing happened? WTF?

  8. Joel says:

    They had to amend the original bill HB 1224 to allow the manufacture of PMAGs in Colorado. The original proposal to the state house did not allow ANY manufacture at all. I’m upset that we will lose close to 800 jobs with Magpul and its subcontractors from the state, but they have said that they will move since the bill was introduced. It goes before the state senate next, which is also controlled by Dems and a Dem governor. If you live in Colorado, email, call, and send letters to your reps.

  9. Mr. Vegas says:

    While I am sorry to hear about this injustice to CO at large and Magpul in specific, I would love to welcome them to Nevada if they so choose. We NEED the industry, and they would be welcome here.

    On the other hand, Pray the CO Senate disagrees. They only need three DEM senators to step up and defend the Constitution.

  10. Big Tex says:

    Bring your company on down to TX. We’d be
    Happy to help you all out. GOV Perry
    Likes the idea of new companies & Tx.
    Won’t put up with pencil pushing wimp
    Politicians … Bring it on….

  11. k.Duke says:

    Good for you guys! we have to do things lime this to take our country back! Please feel free to move your operations to Az we would love to have you and this is a state that i dont forsee changing anytime soon!

  12. RJ says:

    Good on you Magpul !!!! Great to see people standing tall

  13. Ricochet Rabbit says:

    Texas and Florida have sunshine and no state income tax. Hmm

  14. Mitchell Fuller says:

    I hope they’re able to manufacture that 10 pack I’ve been waiting on since December before they pull their manufacturing out of CO

    Come on down to Texas

    We are living in strange times, what is legal is made illegal and what is illegal made legal

  15. Wolf says:

    This should be the SOP for all firearm, ammo and accessory producers. If a state passes legislation to infringe on the rights of the people, such companies should no longer operate or do business in those states, to include sales to law enforcement.

    When the states are reduced to enforcement of laws via sticks and stones, or though the high cost of effective monopolies due to the lack of competition, then they may be force to reinstate freedom to the people.

  16. Douglas Brown says:

    Excellent tactic and way to go PMAG. More companies need to do this. Just imagine the losses the states would take, and benefits that other states would gain with industries moving to their states!

  17. 7523 Marine says:

    While I applaud Magpul’s position…

    This does quite ring right, even though I know what they are attempting to state:

    “Just to clarify for them, then…we’re not a political company. We dont play political games.”

    And then Magpul states….

    “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.”

    That sounds Magpul want to be involved in political theater!

    Leave CO, move to a 2A friendly State and be done with it…..

    S/F

    • Peter Franks says:

      If you view their tactics from the standpoint of special operations, which many of them are, it makes perfect sense.

      If I can leave behind a small temporary force to strike at the enemy while I evac, then I’m going to do it. Political theater is what the enemy engages in daily, Magpul is not comprised of a bunch of sniveling, totalitarian Marxists.

  18. 7523 Marine says:

    While I applaud Magpul’s position…

    This does quite ring right, even though I know what they are attempting to state:

    “Just to clarify for them, then…we’re not a political company. We dont play political games.”

    And then Magpul states….

    “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.”

    That sounds as if Magpul desires to be involved in political theater!

    Leave CO, move to a 2A friendly State and be done with it…..

    S/F

  19. reverend says:

    Did you hear that they’re trying to “appease” them with the “Oh! You can MAKE them here in CO, and you can SELL them to OTHER states, but NOT HERE!”

    Um… Pound sand. Alpha Mike Foxtrot to the Governor, and Legislation of CO. Never going there again.

  20. Philip says:

    Props to Magpul. I’ll be sure to buy even more of their gear in the future.

    In all this discussion, I have yet to hear a coherent argument on how the gun-grabbers plan to take (and keep) guns and hi-cap mags out of the hands of criminals… only how they fantasize about confiscating them from us law-abiding citizens.

  21. Stephen duck says:

    Great for MAGPUL to stand their ground. Now all the hunters need to boycott Colorado and really hurt their economy. I say all gun owners need to just keep our business ( all business) in gun friendly states and tell the rest to pound sand.

  22. Tommy Schurig says:

    Come to Gonzales,Texas,home of come and take it.we would love to have your workers and business.

  23. davey says:

    The citizens of Wyoming would gladly welcome our new thermoplastic overlords!

  24. Steve says:

    bad news Colorado + employees and sub-contracted employees, but Dems are going hog wild in numerous states and scoring some victories, albeit in mostly liberal states. MagPul + others are welcome in Oklahoma, even Mack Brown would approve of moving to Oklahoma!!

  25. SGT Rock says:

    +1 for Magpul. Tell the “out of touch” CO politicians how it really is!

  26. Hank says:

    Magpul, come to Texas. We would love to have you!!!

  27. Josh says:

    Really liked Magpul’s stuff before all this. Now I have an appreciation for the company itself. MUST BUY MORE PMAGS!!!

  28. Richard says:

    I hear you guys saying move to Texas but you have a lot of californians moving there you should get them spay and neuter first then a reducation plan.

  29. Christian Green says:

    Funny.. In atlas shrugged, Colorada was the freedom state… In reality i guess it will be Tx or Fl.