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    Default Magpul Moves to Cheyenne, Wyoming - gun magazine producer to leave Colo

    US gun magazine producer to leave Colo. over gun laws

    January 02, 2014
    FoxNews.com

    One of the largest producers of gun magazines in the U.S. is leaving Colorado because of its new gun laws and moving its operations to Texas and Wyoming.

    Magpul Industries, based in Erie, Colorado, announced Thursday that it was moving its production, distribution and shipping operations to Cheyenne and its headquarters to Texas, making good on a vow it made to leave Colorado during last year's heated gun control debate.

    In 2013, the company took out a newspaper ad stating it would leave should the state pass a ban on high-capacity magazines and add-ons for semi-automatic rifles.

    The Democratic-led Colorado legislature and Gov. John Hickenlooper last year enacted a new law prohibiting the sale of gun magazines with more than 15 rounds. That and other new gun restrictions also led to the recall ouster of two Democratic state senators.

    The company says its corporate headquarters will likely be in north-central Texas but an exact location hasn't been determined yet.

    Colorado is not the only state to have gun manufacturers threaten to leave over gun legislation. In 2013, Beretta USA threatened to move its Maryland manufacturing plant – along with roughly 400 jobs – after Democratic Gov. Martin O’Malley began a push for one of the most ambitious gun-control agendas in the country.

    Executives claimed they had grown weary of the state’s attitude on guns and reportedly backed up their threat by pointing out the company moved a warehouse to neighboring Virginia in 1990 when Maryland previously tightened gun laws.

    Meanwhile, Texas Gov. Rick Perry and South Carolina Rep. Jeff Duncan, both Republicans, have invited gun makers to relocate to their states, promising no unwarranted government intrusion into the business.

    The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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    Magpul Industries finally making good on threat to leave Colorado

    ERIE, Colo. — The Colorado-based firearms accessories manufacturer that threatened to leave the state if more-restrictive gun legislation was passed is finally making good on its threat more than nine months after the new gun laws went into effect.

    In a press release issued on Thursday, Magpul Industries CEO Richard Fitzpatrick said his company, which currently employs 250 people in Colorado, will be relocating its shipping operations to Cheyenne, Wyo. and its company headquarters to an undisclosed location in Texas.

    The company said it is still deciding between three possible North Central Texas locations for its headquarters, and that the transition to its new home will begin as soon as a decision is made.

    Support received from governors in both states — Matt Mead in Wyoming and Rick Perry in Texas — played a big role in the selection of both sites, Magpul wrote in the release.

    “Moving operations to states that support our culture of individual liberties and personal responsibility is important,” Fitzpatrick said. “This relocation will also improve business operations and logistics as we utilize the strengths of Texas and Wyoming in our expansion.

    Fitzpatrick went on to note that the move is expected to take place at some point in the next 12 to 16 months.
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    humm--looks like i'll have to buy those magpull 40s--just for fun--

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    The state is now having a Chech and Chong moment.they will be lost for some years.until they snap out of it.

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    In other news thousand lined up to buy legalized dope so the they will be even less productive an likley to be able to hold a job which will lead to more crime an killings .

    FAR OUT DUDE !

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    which will lead to more crime an killings
    Got that right, mainly since an ounce of weed is selling for over $400


    Oh and it's great to hear Magpul is standing behind what they said they'd do.
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    Cheaper in va. I've been told. I just drink beer. Couldn't afford weed if I did it.

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    obama would arrest the entire state but they helped him with gun control ---

    i think that will be obongos next move-- we take your guns and make pot legal!

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    I'll blow my $$$ on guns and ammo myself,,,, I'm Already Goofy Enough !!!! Thanks,,,,

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    I can see the checkpoints now on the border-Co checking for contraband mags being smuggled into the state,and Wyoming sending the potheads back.
    Aint politics grand!!
    Keep the change-I just want my Country back!!!

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