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Old February 15, 2013, 04:04 PM   #1
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Magpul leaving Colorado?????

Just seen this on my local news' website.....

http://www.denverpost.com/breakingne...ave-state-over

I hope that they don't leave.
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Old February 15, 2013, 04:05 PM   #2
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Re: Magpul leaving Colorado?????

If Colorado HB1224 passes they will be.
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Old February 15, 2013, 05:08 PM   #3
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It just passed the House. Senate is 20 (D) to 15 (R). It will pass senate. Hickenlooper has already voiced his support of the Bill.

Hundreds of jobs just left Colorado so that a group of politicians can feel good about themselves. Sad day for the great state of Colorado.
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Old February 15, 2013, 05:15 PM   #4
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Since money seems to be the only language most politicians readily understand, maybe when these radical states start seeing businesses leave and taking their money with them they will open their eyes and see the error of their ways.
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Old February 15, 2013, 05:26 PM   #5
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Alfred Industries also sent a letter indicating that they will move all or part of their operations out of Colorado when this bill passes. I frankly do not think the politicians care. They believe they have a mandate, and will move forward regardless of who they hurt, or what rights they trample. Until they are voted out, this will continue.

With the influx of people into Colorado of recent years, many from very liberal urban areas, that may not happen.

I am pretty moderate myself, but I am disgusted with the way our State Legislature is behaving on this subject. Facts are not important. Jobs are not important. Emotion is the ruler of the day. Our state has been besieged with unthinkable tragedies. It is time to take action, but action based upon facts that will lead to fewer CRIMINALS or the insane getting guns, legally, or illegally. Limiting magazine size to 15 will have absolutely NO impact on gun related deaths in Colorado or anywhere else. Conversely, it will have the impact of losing hundreds of jobs as clearly stated by the CEO's of those companies.
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Old February 15, 2013, 05:50 PM   #6
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So the bill passed the voice vote. Is that binding? Or is it just another preliminary vote? Man, I just moved here two years ago from Texas. I'm personally very conservative (Jesus is lord) but very libertarian politically and didn't care much for Texas (plus its freaking hot there and the food is awful and its one of the fattest states in the country). I thought this state might be a bit more fitting, but I guess not. I may have to move to Laramie/Cheyenne and commute.
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Old February 15, 2013, 06:05 PM   #7
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Here's a link to the article regarding this "discussion" and also talking about Alfred Manufacturing stating that they will also, along with Magpul, leave the state should this bill pass.

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In a last-minute effort to kill the bill, Denver-based Alfred Manufacturing, announced Friday afternoon that if the measure passes, the company will leave the state.
http://www.denverpost.com/breakingne...-capacity-ammo
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Old February 15, 2013, 06:19 PM   #8
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Foolishness!

Hey Magpull, Cheyenne is only 120 miles north; there is a military base there, the main east/west interstate, rail lines, and one of the country's largest mainframe computers and communication centers located in Cheyenne. Wyoming has no income tax and would love to have you company relocate! The move would be easy!

Oh yeah, and Wyoming loves gun people!
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Old February 15, 2013, 06:20 PM   #9
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I never imagined new gun control passing in Colorado. As a lifelong Wyoming resident I have plans in place to move down there in the next year and begin working. I consider myself decently tuned in to the politics of the state since I go down there almost weekly, and I thought they were more like us Wyoming-ites, and most of the liberal hysteria was focused in Denver.

I am absolutely stunned.
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Old February 15, 2013, 06:21 PM   #10
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See, and now I'm planning on moving to Wyoming and commuting in to CO for work. I'm sick of this.
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Old February 15, 2013, 06:21 PM   #11
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Wrothgar, I may do exactly that. I was going to work in Fort Collins. I may have to operate out of Cheyenne.
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Old February 15, 2013, 06:23 PM   #12
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P.S. Can we talk the Broncos into moving north, also!
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Old February 15, 2013, 06:30 PM   #13
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I was at that heartbreaker Baltimore playoff game. I can forgive my Broncos once I get feeling back in my toes.

Rahim Moore! Basic pass coverage!

To try and stay on-topic, I wonder if Magpul could logistically operate in Wyoming, in terms of being able to find enough employees.
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Old February 15, 2013, 06:32 PM   #14
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They are always welcome in Texas.
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Old February 15, 2013, 06:35 PM   #15
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I wonder if Magpul could logistically operate in Wyoming, in terms of being able to find enough employees.
I see no reason they couldn't. Brunton operates out of Riverton, WY, population 12,000.

I know the feeling...one down away!
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Old February 15, 2013, 07:39 PM   #16
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Magpul leaving Colorado?????

I was born in Riverton and my grandparents live there. Embarrassed I didn't know that about Brunton.
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Old February 15, 2013, 07:41 PM   #17
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Hope all firearm related companies leave states that pass anti gun legislation.
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Old February 15, 2013, 07:43 PM   #18
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I have a open letter for Magpul.

Dear Magpul

I have a large trailer which I would gladly help you move north free of charge.

Free America (AKA Wyoming) will welcome you and your business.

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Old February 16, 2013, 05:36 PM   #19
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Boooo Wyoming! Yaaaay Nebraska!!

I already love Magpul, and this makes me proud to be a fan. Obviously, it's a regretful turn of events and I hope that they don't have to uproot, but I hope it works out.
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Old February 16, 2013, 06:15 PM   #20
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I am glad Magpul is going to stick to their guns (no pun intended)
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Old February 16, 2013, 07:58 PM   #21
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Boooo Wyoming! Yaaaay Nebraska!!

I already love Magpul, and this makes me proud to be a fan. Obviously, it's a regretful turn of events and I hope that they don't have to uproot, but I hope it works out.
This would give Nebraska something to brag about, finally...
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Old February 17, 2013, 08:40 PM   #22
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Re: Magpul leaving Colorado?????

Let the Colorado Governor know we need MagPul in our state.

http://www.colorado.gov/govhdir/requ...inion-leg.html
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Old February 17, 2013, 10:32 PM   #23
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This would give Nebraska something to brag about, finally...
How about this: "We're not Colorado..."

You guys keep your mountains and transplanted Californians, we'll take Lake McConoughy for ourselves and field a Division 1 College football team.

Magpul can choose Wyoming or Nebraska, you can have the head shops.
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Old February 17, 2013, 10:40 PM   #24
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I find it interesting that they claim they can move with little disruption to manufacturing.

Good on them for this. I hope the economic impact is noticed.
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Old February 17, 2013, 11:02 PM   #25
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Erie was a coal mining town,years past.For a s,all town to have a good industry like MagPul is a great thing,and,MagPul is an innovator that makes quality products.If they leave .it will seriously hurt the folks of Erie.

The thing to understand is,there is Colorado,and there is Denver.

The urban.The politicians.

They do not give a damn they are wiping out the economy of a town.

Oh,my goodness,we would hear about it if they were laying off 200 teachers and closing some schools.

But then,they are better people,and they matter.Mere manufacturing jobs,oh,well,train into something else,adapt!!Make pizza!

Come on,2014.

Folks,I showed up at the polls.Some of you did,some of you did not.

All you people who came up with reasons to not vote,YOU OWN THIS!!

You failed.You let us all down.

Thanks,gobs.
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