Magpul Runs From Anti-Gun Colorado
According to an announcement on their website, Magpul Industries is in the process of moving most of it's operation to Texas and Wyoming...state's which Magpul Chief Executive Officer, Richard Fitzpatrick says support the company's culture of individual liberties and personal responsibility. The company started planning for the move in March 2013 after laws were passed that greatly restrict the sale of firearm accessories...the same laws that cost two Democrats their elected positions as they were removed by a recall vote and another who resigned to avoid the recall effort.
Magpul plans on initially transitioning 92% of its current workforce outside of Colorado within 12-16 months and will maintain only limited operations in Colorado. They plan to relocate manufacturing, distribution and shipping to a 58,000 square foot facility in Cheyenne, Wyoming while their permanent 100,000 square foot facility is being built. The company says Governor Mat Mead, the Wyoming Business Council and Cheyenne LEADS are supporting the relocation.
Corporate headquarters for Magpul will be moved to one of three North Central Texas sites with support from Governor Rick Perry and the Texas Economic Development Corporation.
This move by Magpul, which was formed in 1999 to manufacture an innovative device to aid in the manipulation of rifle magazines while reloading under stress, shows that unconstitutionally restrictive laws will have much more impact than just the warm, fuzzy feeling liberals get. These laws have not only cost some Democrats their jobs, it has cost the State of Colorado at least hundreds of jobs and millions of dollars in revenue.
Good for you Magpul!