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Hickenlooper Signs Gun Control Bills

Photo above by Magpul.

Colorado, say goodbye to Magpul and many other great companies, some of which haven’t made public announcements yet.

Today Governor Hickenlooper signed HB 1224, which limits ammunition magazines to 15 rounds, HB 1229, which requires universal background checks for gun sales or transfers; and HB 1228 which requires gun customers to pay for the costs of the background checks.

The Denver Post reports that Magpul’s move is already underway, emphasis added.

The magazine bill has produced the most ire, after Erie-based Magpul, the largest producer of ammunition magazines in the state, said it would leave if the measure passes. Suppliers to Magpul, too, said the measure would cost them jobs. “Our moving efforts are underway. It’s going to be a phased approach, and until the move is complete, we’re going to continue manufacturing magazines in Colorado,” said Doug Smith, Magpul’s chief operating officer. “Within the next 30-days we will manufacture our first magazine outside the state of Colorado.”

Smith noted that he will meet with economic developers from Nebraska, Texas and Wyoming in the coming weeks and the company is likely to have multiple locations in the future.

“This ordeal has taught us to be more diverse geographically,” Smith said.

Magpul officials have said the move will cost hundreds of jobs and upward of $85 million in potential spending this year.

Which state do you think Magpul will choose?

Additionally, Magpul released the following statement on their Facebook page:

With the signing of the HB 1224, we want to reassure Colorado residents, now officially in occupied territory, that the “Boulder Airlift” will continue until we can no longer legally ship to CO residents at the approach of the July 1 deadline, so long as demand continues.

We are looking at additional ways to give Coloradans the opportunity to buy the magazines they need prior to the enactment date, as although we’ve been swamped with tens of thousands of orders, our shipping department limitations have only allowed us to get a few hundred thousand magazines out to CO residents…a small portion of our monthly production. We’ll continue to support the Airlift as long as demand exists, and up to the active date of the legislation, and we’ve allocated a little over a million magazines for the effort up to that point, give or take.

Customers in the rest of the country should rest assured that the airlift only takes a small portion of our production, and magazines and other products are continuing to ship to the rest of the nation. Our transition to a new home will occur in a phased and orderly a manner to allow us to continue to serve our customers during the move, as well as to allow an orderly transition for affected employees. We are actively working on those plans.

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14 Responses to Hickenlooper Signs Gun Control Bills

  1. dgdimick March 20, 2013 at 3:04 pm #

    Um, lets be stupid and pass a “feel good” law, that only cost us 600+ jobs. Retards running CO

  2. scott rylander March 20, 2013 at 3:05 pm #

    oklahoma would love to have magpul !!!!!!

  3. 100atr March 20, 2013 at 3:15 pm #

    Don’t know what you got ’til its gone.

  4. Andy March 20, 2013 at 3:18 pm #

    Come to Ohio We would love to have those Jobs. But i can’t Blame them for going to Texas.

  5. Colt Keyton March 20, 2013 at 3:28 pm #

    Great choice, taking jobs away from Colorado in a down economy. Now there will be many more jobs created in other states. Good on Magpul for sticking to their values and not submitting, even at the cost of some inconvenience to themselves.

  6. Hillbilly Bob March 20, 2013 at 3:30 pm #

    I hate to see things come to this but the liberals called Magpuls bluff and the liberals and the once great state of Colorado loses
    I feel sorry for our 2A brothers and sisters stuck behind enemy lines and hope their recall effort pans out
    I back Magpul 100% on their shipping to Colorado residents as a priority and hell I would come from Ohio just to help them for free

  7. CptQ12292 March 20, 2013 at 3:52 pm #

    Well, Governor Hickenlooper made it official today; he lacked the courage to do what is best for the law-abiding citizens of his State. With his signature he officially turned the once Great State of Colorado into an occupied territory. Occupied by a government that is for the most part no longer by the people or for the people. It is officially a government that is now occupied by so called law-makers that have broken their oaths of office and trampled the very Constitutions that they swore to protect and defend. These law-makers have in fact declared war on all of its law-abiding citizens.
    This is indeed a sad day but with the continued resolve of the great citizens and patriots of Colorado, through recalls and court actions you can take back your once great State, and freedom will again prevail. It is now incumbent upon all freedom loving patriots from across this country to step up our support of the citizens of Colorado so they can soon call their great State, free again.
    As a non-resident I can’t sign any petitions or vote in any recalls but what I can and will do it send financial support to any recall efforts. I along with my entire family and all of my friends that enjoyed vacationing in Colorado have vowed not to spend any money in the State until the time that it taken back from these liberal thugs.

    • Hillbilly Bob March 20, 2013 at 4:43 pm #

      Me and my friends are now going to Chama for elk, Colorado is a beautiful state but the libtards have infiltrated and putting their plan to decimate the USA one state at a time
      When they hit Ohio it will be bad news as in my area we chased a bus load of Peta members out of our county
      Good luck Colorado and me and my friends will do what we can

  8. Perry Shaw March 20, 2013 at 8:53 pm #

    Governor Hickenlooper and all his goons should be put in prison for treason.

  9. elimn8u March 20, 2013 at 9:42 pm #

    Vacationing in CO went from my “bucket list” this year to the 30 gal trash can instead.

  10. Rob March 22, 2013 at 11:25 pm #

    Has anyone been watching this story out of Denver?

    Now i know the investigation is early but if I’m reading the stories correctly this looks like a case of karma coming back to bite you?

    Gov “Hick”has a close friend who’s son is (now was, after some lead poisoning) a white supremacist and was suffering in prison. So the Gov brings in a new head of prisons who takes a lighter stand toward violent criminals. in addition it looks like the new head of prisons (maybe with the help of “Gov Hick”?) gives this kid a break and he is let go.

    Then this kid kills a pizza man , takes his uniform and kills the head of prisons. But the twist looks like it was a hit by this white power gang all along. So the Gov. Of Colorado disarms law biding citizens, at min helps get a violent criminal out of prison who then kills the very prison head who helped him get out.

    Lets unarm everyone… BS!

    • Hillbilly Bob March 22, 2013 at 11:51 pm #

      DAMNNNNN Rob, hell of a screwy story but with Hickenlooper being a libtard this stuff will blow over within a few days or the press will drop coverage on it after the first story
      Just like Barry Oblupkins screw up with Benghazi it was swept under the rug and Oblamer was actually admired by his fellow libs

  11. Rob March 23, 2013 at 6:53 am #

    I agree, these crooks can do no harm! We are so fucked!

  12. Rob March 23, 2013 at 7:01 am #

    Yep, this kid needed let out of prison… This kid is the reason I conceal carry!!!!