Colorado Ammo Mag Company says “You Pass that Bill and We’re Gone.”

by Steve MacDonald

News from the world of ‘How bad did you really want that‘ and “reap what you sow“…(Michelle

On Friday, liberal lawmakers in the Colorado state House passed legislation requiring background checks on private gun sales and placing limits on ammo magazines. A final vote may come today before the bills move on to the state Senate. Dems now hold majorities in both chambers and the governor’s mansion is occupied by Democrat John Hickenlooper.

Colorado’s largest and most profitable manufacturer of high-capacity ammunition magazines has vowed to leave the state if lawmakers pass a measure banning the devices — a move officials with the company say could cost hundreds of jobs and upward of $85 million in potential spending this year

Most of Magpul’s materials vendors are in Colorado and it looks like some of them may follow Magpul wherever they go, taking jobs, revenues…all of it with them.

So is Magpul that serious?

Arrogant Democrats here in Colorado have fooled themselves into thinking that companies like Magpul are bluffing. The company fired back last night on Facebook:

We’re hearing some rumors that the Gov and the Dem caucus think we are bluffing. Just to clarify for them, then…we’re not a political company. We don[‘]t play political games. We’ve made our position very clear, very publicly. We would not survive lying to our customer base, nor would we ever consider it. If you pass this, we will leave, and you will own it. We’ve already got plans in place to get PMAG manufacturing moved rapidly, and the rest of the company will follow. We will make sure to at least have a small remain-behind operation through the 2014 elections so that we can remind folks why we are gone.


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  • C. dog e. doG

    The flame is getting a bit more oxygen. Too bad we don’t have a freedom welcoming committee here … yet. Think of the contrast: providers of second amendment in New Hampshire, bifurcators of the second amendment in MA-MA Land. Remember to check our arms at the border!
    – C. dog seeing the nucleus starting to gel

    • Time to really pump up the Free State Project and overturn those socialist majorities in Concord.

      • C. dog e. doG

        Perhaps we could even muster up some homegrown organic matter for the “project”, rather than relying just on imports. Some of us here were raised with the notion that New Hampshire ought to be a state where one can live free before one dies.
        – C. dog

        • Long term family planning (of the positive kind, of course).
          I think of it as a two-pronged approach- import ’em now, and breed ’em for later. Better yet, some of them will be homeschooled and immune to propaganda. Meantime, if it weren’t for imports, the Dems would qualify for a prestigious Darwin award, as they try to abort themselves into oblivion. No wonder they want illegal immigrants naturalized toute-suite!
          Mike Rogers
          eMail by iPad 🙂
          Errors by Mike :-/

          • C. dog e. doG

            No wonder I want to bus MA-MA imports back to the mothership! The are like the Shakers: destined to die off but for new recruits.
            – C. dog

        • While still realizing that death is not the worst of all evils…

        • allen

          already working on building my own mags from plastic flats obtained from 2-liter soda bottles. springs may be the issue, I have no background with them. but I’m working on it. I’ll be happy to teach anyone once I get it figured out. good luck banning them.

          • granitegrok

            C.Dog! C’mon, get with the program – 3-D printing! Buy the plastic, download the design, churn them out.

            Quick as a couple of clicks and a button push…

          • allen

            yeah 3D printers are limited because you have to buy the printer and the filament. both can be traced. 2-liter bottles and steel wire..well..good luck with that.

          • granitegrok

            I found a shredder built for 2-liter bottles built especially to churn out filament for 3-D printing!

          • allen

            last I heard, that was still in the experimental stage. but it is a step in the right direction. still, being able to make a magazine body with hand tools, a heat gun, and a soldering iron is a good thing.

          • C. dog e. doG

            Do I see the nascent formation of a vending booth at Porc Fest?
            – C. dog blending high with lo tech

          • allen

            vending? no. will I hand out CD’s with plans on them for about 50 cents each? (what they cost nowadays) hell yes. and all of those people will be encouraged to copy it and hand out thier own too.

          • C. dog e. doG

            Remember to join the black-market bartering co-op with your expressions of freedom. Wonder how much cider per plastic clip?
            – C. dog establishing values one verboten freedom at a time

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  • I love all these weapons manufacturers telling the busybodies that, in this country above all, their civilian customers are more important than government. May it ever be thus!

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