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MagPul Gun Magazine Manufacturing Leaving Colorado If Democrats Pass Ban

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Washington DC - -( Erie, Colorado-based Magpul Industries founder Richard Fitzpatrick is making one thing clear: if Democrats in the state house and senate succeed in passing a high capacity magazine ban, Magpul is leaving the state and taking the $85 million it would have generate for Colorado next year with it.

Fitzpatrick’s company has been making magazines for AR-15s since 1999 and is now “one of the country’s largest producers of magazines and other firearms accessories for gun enthusiasts, law enforcement, and the military.”

He says attempts to restrict the size of magazines and add serial numbers to each one will make production costs untenable in Colorado.

Moreover, with state Democrats pressing for a bill to hold gun manufacturers liable for the criminal misuse of “assault weapons,” Fitzpatrick fears that if Magpul remains within the state and a criminal tapes two magazines together to outsmart the ban, Magpul will be held liable.



The good news for Magpul is that Wyoming and Texas are already asking the company to relocate to their states.

Some supporters of the bill say, “Magpul is bluffing.” But Fitzpatrick countered, saying, “It’s not really a threat. It’s a promise.”

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  • 16 User comments to “MagPul Gun Magazine Manufacturing Leaving Colorado If Democrats Pass Ban”

    1. Please tell Magpul that Alaomogordo, New Mexico would be glad to have their commpany relocate here. I am sure that very favorable arrangements will be made to facilitate the move. Than you. Bill B

    2. Gun laws spur backlash – Washington Times | Train Me Texas on March 4, 2013 at 11:06 PM said:

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    3. thomas moran on March 4, 2013 at 11:15 PM said:

      so wouldbe nice if ya,ll moved to TEXAS ,, or mississippi ,, im not sure how LOUISIANA stands on it but would be great to have ya,ll

    4. Magpul,bring your business down to the Lone Star State ! Texas would like for all firearms related businesses to come here. Get the hell out of those g-damn candyass tyranny states and relocate to the greatest state in the country,…Texas ! “Texas like a whole other country”! HBH

    5. Stan Mramor on March 5, 2013 at 12:50 PM said:

      Keep them coming on down here to the Lone Star. When the SHTF, I would feel much better having arms and ammo manufacturers here in Texas within a short drive from work or home. Everybody wins!

    6. MagPul Gun Magazine Manufacturing Leaving Colorado If Democrats Pass Ban | Liberty Hall on March 5, 2013 at 1:55 PM said:

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    8. Michael L on March 11, 2013 at 8:32 AM said:

      You are welcome in OK. OK has great fishing and hunting. OK is pro gun, conceled and open carry. Pls concider OK.

    9. winchester on March 15, 2013 at 1:41 AM said:

      love my p mags and other products. come on down to NC. We would love to have you. Screw Colorado-commie s—hole state of late

    10. Bsupton on March 17, 2013 at 8:22 AM said:

      Tell magpul to not to forget Oklahoma, we have had a mass murder, it was with a rental truck and fertilizer. Haven’t banned either.

    11. You should come to Washington. We have numerous places where there are dormant industrial facilities ready to occupy, plus a skilled labor force ready to work, no personal income tax, and Seattle and Tacoma lie on the confluence of major shipping ports and rail and highway connections.

    12. Probate Judge Kimbrough Ballard on March 19, 2013 at 4:13 PM said:

      We would love to have you in Alabama!! Give us a consideration, would welcome a visit (my dime) great climate, great workforce, great incentives abd the most friendly people in the world.
      Kimbrough L. Ballard
      105 Lauderdale St.
      Selma, Al. 36701

    13. wichester21 on March 20, 2013 at 12:15 AM said:

      Say goodbye to the peoples Socialist Republic of Colorado. Good riddance in any case. Cmon down to sunny South Carolina. People here will be glad to have you. We appreciate your mission,your products, and your jobs. After gov Hickenleadbottom (or whatever his name is signs the bills tomorrow AM the choice will be clear. Don’t cross the line in the sand and don’t mess with Magpul

    14. Gentlemen
      Lehigh provides funding for municipal agencies and for Economic Development Authorities. Please give me a callif you decide to move we will assist in providing financing for your new facility no matter where you move.We are NRA members and stong supporters of the 2nd Amendment. 610-392-3288
      Good Luck.

    15. [...] 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 and leave Colorado if the gun control laws were passed. [...]

    16. [...] 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 and leave Colorado if the gun control laws were passed. [...]

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