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MAGPUL's latest statement...

Discussion in 'Politics, Elections & Legislation' started by GunDr, Feb 18, 2013.

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  1. GunDr

    GunDr Well-Known Member

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    MAGPUL

    Posted on their Facebook page last night...

    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.


    Denver Post...

    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.

    Magpul’s threat has Democratic lawmakers scrambling to strike a balance that remains true to their goal of limiting the number of rounds a magazine can hold without frightening off businesses.

    “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. “Staying here would hurt our business.”

    …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.

    Smith said much of Magpul’s business comes from out-of-state sales, contracts with the U.S. military, and with local and national law enforcement.



    Denver Post...

    If Magpul Industries follows through on its threat to leave Colorado, it could harm more than a dozen Front Range firms specializing in plastic injection molding and reduce the region’s capacity in that manufacturing process.

    …As much as possible, the company tries to contract with Colorado vendors, who represent about 90 percent of its supply chain, he said. Those suppliers received about $46 million last year from Magpul, with the company projecting that number to reach $85 million for 2013, Liptak said.

    A large share of those dollars goes to manufacturers that mold the company’s mostly plastic components, including the controversial cases that can hold more than 15 rounds.

    North Denver’s Alfred Manufacturing Co. has grown from 40 employees in 2008 to 150 largely because of the work provided by Magpul, said the company’s third-generation chief executive, Greg Alfred.

    “If House Bill 1224 passes, we will relocate part or all of our operations out of state,” Alfred warned Gov. John Hickenlooper and members of the state legislature in a letter Friday.

    Alfred said plans for a $1 million expansion to add another 15,000-square-foot building to the 60,000 square feet the company has at West 44th Avenue and Elati Street are on hold.

    …Blaine Dacus, molding-division manager at Alfred, said Magpul contracts support more than a dozen plastic-injection- molding firms.

    “They have kept molders in business,” Dacus said.

    Alfred Manufacturing’s legacy metal stamping and machining business runs on four 10-hour shifts a week, while Magpul contracts have kept the plastics side going 24/7, Alfred said.
     
  2. bigdogtx

    bigdogtx Well-Known Member

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    This is what it takes,,,,,,,hit them in the pocketbook, which ultimately will HIT them at the polls,,,,,,WTG Magpul et. al.
     
  3. timberfaller

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    2014 can't get here quick enough!!

    I am going to vote against every Democrat and liberal from this day forward and so will my entire family!!!!!!!
     
  4. Catpower

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    Way to go Magpul
     
  5. Brian in Oregon

    Brian in Oregon Well-Known Member

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    It's always been a puzzler why gun companies choose to locate in anti-gun, liberal states, when there are so many pro-gun, conservative states that want and will support their business.
     
  6. Catpower

    Catpower Molon Labe TS Supporters

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    That is rather puzzling isn't it, we would gladly welcome them to Texas
     
  7. Sharp1

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    I asked the DPMS staff at the Fest if they were moving shop if Minnesota passed their restrictions and I got the Deer in the Headlights look... Hats off too Magpul!
     
  8. Rick Barker

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    Colorado WAS NOT anti gun before Columbine and Aurora theater shhotings.

    But I have watched it turn from a conservative State into a more Liberal one with the expanded growth of Denver, Aurura, Boulder and other Democrat strongholds.

    When I first moved out here, there was no waiting period, no background requirement and you could find pistols and revolvers in drug stores. There were two big sporting goods stores (Dave Cook and Gart Bros) that sold hunting, fishing and ski gear, including guns and reloading components. Dave Cook is gone, Gart Bros evolved into Sports Authority and sells very few funs and no components in the mall stores.


    We had 3 Sportsmans Warehouse stores in Denver Metro, at one time, now down to one and we have two Gander Mountain Stores. We are supposed to get two Cabella's here one North of Denver and one South.

    And today, the House did pass all these measures. These bills will get passed in the Democrat Senate and signed by the Democrat Governor.
     
  9. aabradley82

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    Maybe they can relocate to GA. Athens Specifically. Caterpillar just moved in, Area wants the business, and close to interstates and major highways.
     
  10. bigdogtx

    bigdogtx Well-Known Member

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    They are starting......

    And 66% of poll takers think they should go ahead and pass the bill as they don't need them in CO,,,,,,We will take them in TX. Business and gun friendly with NO state income tax!!!!!!
     
  11. Rick Barker

    Rick Barker Well-Known Member

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    Bigdogtx.

    Where is the best place live in TX?


    My wife likes San Antonio and Austin.
     
  12. GunDr

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    My brother in-law is from Austin and my sister lived in Austin the same time. They tell me its no different than Madison, WI, filled with liberal puke college students.
     
  13. bigdogtx

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    San Antonio is great for the culture,,,,,Austin is becoming little Hollywood. The Hill Country, west of Austin, has some pretty scenery; East Texas, Tyler/Longview is home of our piney woods. Really anywhere in Texas is better than the liberal bastions of the country. Y'all come on down (unless you are a liberal puke) ;)
     
  14. timberfaller

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    Communist have always infiltrated high populated areas. The MORE there is in a area, walla!, "majority" always rules in a democracy.

    Same in all east and west coast states. The "dense"(pun intended)populated parts of the state "RULE" the rest of the state. Even if in land mass its only 5% of the state.

    Just look here in WA state!!!

    The "line in the sand" has been drawn, You are either for the Constitution of The United States or YOUR AGAINST it!!

    Let the war between the states begin!
     
  15. t901

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    This makes me want to buy more Magpul stuff, maybe they will move to MI, they can have some of the old GM plants
     
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