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…
“If we’re able to stay in Colorado and manufacture a product, but law-abiding citizens of the state were unable to purchase the product, customers around the state and the nation would boycott us for remaining here,” said Doug Smith, Magpul’s chief operating officer.
Elections have consequences. The consequences to Colorado of electing a Democrat majority will include losing this:
Established in Colorado in 1999, Magpul says it employs more than 200 people at its manufacturing and shipping headquarters, while there are another 400 employees of subcontractors that work with the company throughout the state.
In addition to a wide array of gun-magazine products, the privately-held Magpul makes many other products, including cases for mobile phones and tactical sights for firearms. This year, the company says it expects to spend upward of $85 million in Colorado alone on employee payroll, manufacturing subcontractors, suppliers and service providers.
Flaunting the same contempt for the welfare of their constituents that they do for the Constitution, power-grabbing Democrats have pushed their collection of anti-gun measures through the House. It next goes to the Senate, where Dems have a 20–15 advantage and need 18 votes for passage.
Among other senseless restrictions, the bills would limit magazines to 15 rounds and prevent women from defending themselves with concealed weapons on college campuses.
If this is what Colorado wants for itself, Magpul is wise to leave it behind.
On tips from St. Gilbert and Ghost of FA Hayek.