Colorado Democrats tell Magpul – We want your money but not your magazines in our state

» Posted by on Feb 15, 2013 in Guns In The News | 4 comments

As Colorado state legislators debate HB 13-1224 – a bill that would ban magazines over 15 rounds – an issue arose around Magpul and its base of operations here in Colorado.

Magpul has vowed to leave the state if a magazine restriction is passed in any form.

To appease Magpul, and presumably to keep it’s reported 600 jobs and $85 million in taxable revenue in the state, Representative Joe Salazar announced an amendment to HB 13-1224, L.0.14, that would specifically exempt Magpul from this legislation in as far as they would still be welcome to manufacture and sell these black high capacity ammunition clip death machines to civilians, just not to Coloradans.

When House Republicans pointed out the obvious and blatant hypocrisy of this amendment, House Democrat Rhonda Fields insisted that the amendment was intended to allow Magpul to continue to sell these magazines to law enforcement and to the military because “the military protects the company…Country” (check the record, her slip of the tongue was real and darkly accurate).

Never mind that while she was saying this, a copy of the amendment was projected on the wall for all to see and plainly listed that Magpul could manufacture their magazines and sell their magazines to anyone who was legal to buy including civilians, outside of Colorado of course.

So Magpul, Colorado wants your money, but not your product. GunsForEveryone respects your position. We hate to see you leave the state, but stand behind your decision to do so if this travesty passes, which it very may well.

UPDATE: HB 13-1224 passed an initial voice vote on the House floor on Friday afternoon. It will now get a formal vote on Monday, February 18th.

Please use the email list below to write every rep and senator to let them know that this bill is not only unconstitutional, it is also a poorly written bill that makes Colorado look foolish.

You can copy and paste this list right into your recipient line.

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4 Comments

  1. I love it, “you can manufacture your ‘illegal’ devices for civilians outside CO and LEOs, but you can’t sell them tot civilians.. here, in CO” such bullshit. And let me ask this, what’s the difference between two 15 round MAGPUL mags on a MAGPUL MAGLINK and one 30 round MAGPUL mag? about 1.5 seconds difference.. these laws are only being made to strip rights form law abiding citizens and will have zero impact on violent crimes.

    • Actually, it will have an impact on violent crimes–they’ll go up as law-abiding victims will be unable to defend themselves and the criminals will ignore the law anyway.

  2. The magazine ban applies to both rifles and pistols last I looked. The number was raised to 15 when it was discovered that the chief of Police in Golden, who favored the bill, carried a pistol with a 15 round magazine.

  3. “To appease Magpul, and presumably to keep it’s reported 600 jobs and $85 million in taxable revenue in the state, Representative Joe Salazar announced an amendment to HB 13-1224, L.0.14, that would specifically exempt Magpul from this legislation in as far as they would still be welcome to manufacture and sell these black high capacity ammunition clip death machines to civilians, just not to Coloradans.”

    An absolute worthless gesture. The legislation wouldn’t have prevented Magpul from manufacturing and selling out of state anyway.
    Look at the number of gunmakers located in the People’s Republic of the Northeast: S&W and Savage/Stevens in Assachewsitz, Colt & Ruger in CT, Remington, Kimber and Kaher in New Yorkistan…. Or how many gunmakers are in Illanoid? Half the AR and semi- custom pistol makers reside there. The CO democraps must think everyone is as stupid as they are.

    I hope Magpul packs up and moves to the free state of Wyoming.

    Oh yeah, did this dumb SOB say that in public? Some people wear their mental deficiencies like a badge of honor.

    “And you don’t know if you feel like you’re gonna be raped, or if you feel like someone’s been following you around or if you feel like you’re in trouble when you may actually not be, that you pop out that gun and you pop, pop a round at somebody.” Colorado State Representative Joe Salazar (D-Thornton).

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