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Magpul Announces Lawsuit

Magpul announced today on Facebook that it has joined Colorado County Sheriffs in filing a lawsuit to invalidate the recently passed gun control measures.


Denver, Colorado – May 17th, 2013 – Magpul Industries, an Erie, Colorado, based manufacturer of firearms accessories, announced today that it has joined 53 Colorado County Sheriffs and other plaintiffs in filing a lawsuit this morning to invalidate gun control measures recently passed by the Colorado legislature and enacted by Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper.

The lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court and establishes that Colorado House Bill 1224 (magazine restrictions) and House Bill 1229 (universal background checks) violate the constitutional rights of lawful gun owners located in Colorado.

Duane Liptak, Director of Product Management and Marketing for Magpul Industries, said that these gun control laws do nothing other than restrict the ability of law abiding citizens to defend themselves and Magpul is committed to invalidating these infringements:

“Colorado’s recently passed gun control laws are a direct assault on the constitutional rights of the responsible people who live in and visit this great state. These laws will do nothing to enhance public safety and only place unreasonable limitations on the ability of law abiding citizens to defend themselves. While Magpul is currently in the process of moving its operations out of Colorado, we will not turn our back on our native state. Extreme gun control interests have forced the passage of these unconstitutional laws in Colorado, and as a company, we are resolved to restore those rights to the people.”

Magpul’s outside legal counsel, Jon Anderson, of Holland & Hart LLP, said that the Colorado gun control bills are unconstitutional and so poorly drafted that the new laws would be enforced in an inconsistent manner:

“Colorado’s gun control laws are in direct conflict with the U.S. Constitution. In addition, these bills were so poorly drafted that no one agrees on the scope of the government regulation. If teams of lawyers cannot agree on what these bills prohibit, how can we expect citizens to abide by these laws and how can we rely on law enforcement to implement these laws in a consistent manner?”

Magpul will continue to support productive efforts to FREE COLORADO from government regulations that imperil the rights of law abiding firearm owners.



9 Responses to Magpul Announces Lawsuit

  1. Chris May 17, 2013 at 1:17 pm #


  2. Greg May 17, 2013 at 1:35 pm #

    Out Friggin Standing!!!!

  3. Josh C. May 17, 2013 at 1:42 pm #

    I’m ordering more Magpul shit just on principle alone.

    • Brandon May 17, 2013 at 1:43 pm #

      Order some for me while you’re at it bro. 😉

  4. Parnell May 17, 2013 at 2:10 pm #

    I wonder if a positive decision in this case would invalidate the new NY, MD, Ct laws ane existing restrictions in Ma & NJ.

    • Joe Strong May 17, 2013 at 4:09 pm #

      No it won’t. This will only apply to laws within this district courts jurisdiction, and only if laws in the other states within that district match up to these same laws. There needs to be decisions handed down in the other district courts for those state laws to be invalidated. If there are conflicting decisions then that is when the Supreme Court might get involved.

  5. Nick May 17, 2013 at 3:20 pm #

    Lets go Colorado! Give em hell and keep your rights

  6. Hillbilly Bob May 17, 2013 at 6:29 pm #

    It would be great to get these libtard laws overturned but i have no faith in “The system” anymore.
    Even if they are overturned it will be a back and forth until the end of time as one side will win and the other side will sue
    God do I ever hope I am wrong

  7. dgdimick May 18, 2013 at 10:27 pm #

    I have an independent thinking son. He’s just a teen, however, when he asked the question; why he shouldn’t be afraid of his government? I’m at a lose answering him, I just take him to the range. I pray we are all just a bunch of people overreacting, however, I fear we are not.