Leading Manufacturer Of Gun Products Threatens To Leave CO If New Laws Enacted

Stephen Gutowski
By Stephen Gutowski | February 13, 2013 | 3:26 PM EST

In the wake of the rush by gun control advocates to ban certain guns and magazines, many gun rights groups and manufacturers are pushing back.

Magpul, a leader in the manufacture of 30-round magazines and gun accessories, has declared that it will be forced to leave its home state of Colorado if certain gun control measures are adopted by the legislature there.

Magpul posted a statement on its official Facebook page detailing its objections to what it terms the "anti-freedom bills" pending in Colorado.

According to Magpul, it won't be able to operate in Colorado anymore if House Bill 1224 is passed because the bill's "restrictive language" would require the company "to cease PMAG production on July 1, 2013."

Thus, Magpul would be forced to relocate to another state - and take "over 200" jobs with it.

Kicking Magpul out of Colorado wouldn't just impose an immediate hardship on those 200+ direct employees, it'd also hurt "nearly 700" employees at their "subcontractors and suppliers." That's a lot of jobs - jobs I'm sure Colorado doesn't want to lose, but that another state would be happy to pick up.

Of course, the real issue here isn't jobs. It's freedom. It's the trampling of our rights. And, that seems to be Magpul's main concern.

One of the closing comments from its Facebook post says it all:

"We like CO, we want to continue to operate in CO, but most of all, we want CO to remain FREE."