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SEEYA: Top gun company splits from
Colorado, costing state $85 million

Washington Times, by Valerie Richardson

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Posted By:PChristopher, 1/3/2014 8:07:01 AM

Magpul Industries, a leading firearms accessories maker, will relocate its extensive manufacturing facilities to Texas and Wyoming in response to the Colorado legislature’s enactment of sweeping gun control legislation last year, the company announced Thursday. At the same time, the company plans to maintain a toehold in Colorado to continue to fight the gun control bills passed by the Democrat-dominated General Assembly and signed in March by Gov. John Hickenlooper, a Democrat. (Snip) The cost to Colorado’s economy, according to the company: $85 million in local economic activity and up to 400 supply-chain jobs.

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Good for them. I´d heard they were pulling their business out but had lost track of where they stood with it.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Keekng, 1/3/2014 8:09:24 AM     (No. 9677763)

Oh well, Colorado workers can always get a job selling weed. s/

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Reply 2 - Posted by: FlatCityGirl, 1/3/2014 8:11:58 AM     (No. 9677765)

Using this move as a benchmark, New York City should be a ghost town in about two years.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Mobyclik, 1/3/2014 8:55:33 AM     (No. 9677826)

Allow me to edit your post #2:

´´Using this move as a benchmark, New York City should be a DETROIT in about two years.´´


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Reply 4 - Posted by: Cardsfan, 1/3/2014 8:57:56 AM     (No. 9677829)

Voting with their feet.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: MattMusson, 1/3/2014 9:02:28 AM     (No. 9677840)

Coloradans will be too stoned to notice.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: MisterDickens, 1/3/2014 9:06:06 AM     (No. 9677845)

Too bad there´s not somewhere outside the entire U.S. that businesses could move to so they could avoid the stinking laws that pass out of the butt of the U.S. congress with the stench surrounding a cattle feeding operation.

"Representatives". HA! What a misnomer. I´m one life-long Republican who just might sit home. A choice between a communist or a socialist is not a choice as far as I am concerned.

40,000 new "laws" went into effect on the 1st.

Try buying a 75 watt lightbulb today. And the CNN watchers march merrily along to the tune of Mein Kampf clueless about what is ahead.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: william1, 1/3/2014 9:36:50 AM     (No. 9677881)

We´ll see about Magpul. Last year they said the same thing, but they haven´t done so yet, and now want additional publicity for something they did not do? End the suspense and just do it. It is unclear reading the Examiner piece whether the ball has been advanced beyond talking.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: antiquegolf, 1/3/2014 10:19:31 AM     (No. 9677948)

In 2006 democrat bill ritter was elected governor of Colorado after the denver post ran a disgraceful hit piece in the GOP candidate. ritter stepped down because he had no chance to be re-elected. The governorship seemed in the grasp of the GOP until the denver post again manufactured a hit piece on the Republican front runner. Colorado voters responded by foolishly electing two-faced hickenlooper who rode a fake reputation as a pro-business, fiscal conservative in to office. My confidence is guarded that the Colorado Republican Party will field a strong candidate and that voters are smart enough to reject hickenlooper.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 1/3/2014 10:23:13 AM     (No. 9677955)

#7, that´s what the story is all about. Magpul IS moving out. They said they would after the four draconian laws were passed in 2012, and now they´re making the move.
Companies just can´t immediately stop what they´re manufacturing and move. They´ve taken the necessary time to research the business climate in various states, and have settled on Wyoming for their manufacturing and Texas as a corporate HQ.

Good luck to them, I say. Love the product line. It´s Colorado´s loss. But there´s already talk of repealing those four laws in 2014. If not, then November ´14 is going to see a sea change in the state legislature.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Ribicon, 1/3/2014 10:35:07 AM     (No. 9677975)

Kahr Firearms is likewise moving its headquarters out of NY and into PA, in the process shelving a planned expansion in the Empire State.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: RancherJack, 1/3/2014 10:56:18 AM     (No. 9678030)

#1 - that is EXACTLY the talk around the Front Range.

" ..good riddance to Magpul and welcome weed sales. Tax revenue from weed will fund schools, trails, parks and healthcare for unwed mothers .."

No kidding

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Reply 12 - Posted by: tennman, 1/3/2014 11:11:49 AM     (No. 9678060)

But now they can toke up. It´s all good, bro. Unemployed and stoned.

Welcome to Colorado.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: privateer, 1/3/2014 11:27:57 AM     (No. 9678081)

Once hooked, CO-tokers will be asked to shoulder a five or ten dollar a day tax (approx., varying by consumption) to keep buying. Then it will go back underground; revenue lost.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: odinsacolyte, 1/3/2014 12:21:28 PM     (No. 9678157)

Howdy and welcome to Texas!

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Reply 15 - Posted by: hdgalley, 1/3/2014 1:25:50 PM     (No. 9678249)

Illinois law makers did the same thing to the gun manufactures... guess what, they moved across the river to Iowa. Why are the democrats so smart!!!!!

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