Gun Parts Manufacturer Magpul Says Move From “Occupied” Colorado Already Underway
Magpul Industries, a Boulder high-capacity magazine manufacturer, says it will produce magazines outside Colorado within 30 days.
Ammunition magazine manufacturer Magpul announced this week it will move forward with its plans to leave “occupied” Colorado after Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper signed new gun control laws.
The Colorado manufacturer says locations have been selected and the company will produce its first magazine outside Colorado within 30 days.
The Denver Post reported:
Ammunition magazine manufacturer Magpul Industries said it plans to begin leaving Colorado “almost immediately,” and other firms may follow suit in the wake of a new law that limits ammunition magazine capacities.
“Our moving efforts are underway,” Magpul chief operating officer Doug Smith said Wednesday. “Within the next 30 days we will manufacture our first magazine outside the state of Colorado.”
One of three gun-control bills signed Wednesday by Gov. John Hickenlooper prohibits the sale of gun magazines that hold more than 15 rounds.
Erie-based Magpul, with about 200 workers, is the largest Colorado company that potentially would be affected by the bill.
Magpul said earlier this week in a Facebook posting that it ” will start our transition out of state almost immediately.” The company also posted, “We will likely become a multi-state operation as a result of this move, and not all locations have been selected.”
The firm’s departure could have a ripple effect on companies that supply parts and materials to Magpul.
“We’re basically going to follow Magpul and do our best to continue being a supplier for them,” said Lloyd Lawrence, owner of Denver-based Lawrence Tool & Molding. “It will probably be out of state.”