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Bryan Preston


March 19, 2013 - 7:03 am

Colorado’s Democrat Gov. John Hickenlooper will sign a slate of new gun control laws on Wednesday. These laws are similar to those signed into law in New York State, including new limits on magazine sizes. Magpul firearms says that the ink won’t even be dry on Hickenlooper’s signature when they start packing up to leave the state.

We have said all along that based on the legal problems and uncertainties in the bill, as well as general principle, we will have no choice but to leave if the Governor signs this into law. We will start our transition out of the state almost immediately, and we will prioritize moving magazine manufacturing operations first. We expect the first PMAGs to be made outside CO within 30 days of the signing, with the rest to follow in phases. We will likely become a multi-state operation as a result of this move, and not all locations have been selected. We have made some initial contacts and evaluated a list of new potential locations for additional manufacturing and the new company headquarters, and we will begin talks with various state representatives in earnest if the Governor indeed signs this legislation. Although we are agile for a company of our size, it is still a significant footprint, and we will perform this move in a manner that is best for the company and our employees.

It is disappointing to us that money and a social agenda from outside the state have apparently penetrated the American West to control our legislature and Governor, but we feel confident that Colorado residents can still take the state back through recalls, ballot initiatives, and the 2014 election to undo these wrongs against responsible Citizens.

Gov. Hickenlooper is living proof that you can’t trust a Democrat. He ran for office by casting himself as an independent thinking Blue Dog, but has morphed into a full-on blue stater as NYC Mayor Mike Bloomberg pushed money and lobbyists into Colorado to get the state to change its laws to suit his leftist nanny tendencies. Principle didn’t stand up long against money and a determined leftist.

Magpul is smart to diversify themselves across several states. Gun grabbers will now turn to inflicting themselves on other states, using Colorado as a model.

Bryan Preston has been a leading conservative blogger and opinionator since founding his first blog in 2001. Bryan is a military veteran, worked for NASA, was a founding blogger and producer at Hot Air, was producer of the Laura Ingraham Show and, most recently before joining PJM, was Communications Director of the Republican Party of Texas.

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Hopefully Magpul closes the pink slips "Brought to you by the Colorado Democratic Party"
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And there’s this from Colorado’s neighbors to the west…
Ammunition shortages in California
(March 19, 2013)
SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Thousands of people lined up for hours outside Cal Expo to buy ammunition. The line wrapped around the building for the first day of the two-day gun show. You’ve heard the early bird gets the worm. At the Crossroads of the West gun show it couldn’t be truer. We got here at 5:45 a.m.,” said one person. “We were 64th and it took us 3.5 hours. ”This is for my rifle,” said an attendee.
Ammunition is a hot commodity at Cal Expo. “I was planning on buying some ammunition around here but the line actually wrapped around the building,” said Galen Miller. “What many people are coming for is ammo because there isn’t any available in the traditional channels,” said gun show owner Bob Templeton. And the heated debate on gun control is prompting some gun owners like Miller to stock up.
We The People are “Rule of Law” “God Fearing People!” Let the MSM and Progressive New Left Activists blare out about how:1) religion is on it’s last legs,2) education is for “indoctrination,” 3)government is for “the chosen few,” and 4)financial capitalism is a thing of the past. Stay the course, be strong, vigilant, and courageous…We The People shall prevail…always. There’s more of US than there are of THEM. God Bless America.Pray. Amen.
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Hopefully the good people of CO will now start to get involved in government. If not, more of this will happen and they will be doomed to the economic/moral problems that we see in Cali.
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Have visited Colorado a number of times. I choose not to do so in the future. Can't for the life of me think why any pro Second Amendment sportsman would under the current rules and administration. Out of state hunters, fishermen, and such contribute somewhere in excess of a billion dollars a year to the Colorado economy. I wonder just what the impact is going to be over all this.
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