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Old 12-30-2016, 08:24 AM   #1
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Wyoming Gaining the Millions of Dollars Colorado Traded for Gun Control

by AWR Hawkins29 Dec 2016453
Magpul Industries pulled up stakes and left Colorado after Democrat lawmakers instituted a ban on the sale of ammunition magazines holding more than 15 rounds.
The ban was passed in March 2013, and in January 2014, Magpul announced it would be moving production from Colorado to Wyoming. That meant an immediate annual revenue loss of $85 million for the state of Colorado—a loss that became Wyoming’s gain—and now, additional millions of dollars will be flooding into Wyoming as Magpul fulfills a new contract to make magazines for the United States Marine Corps.
According to the Gazette, Magpul took “100 employees” to Wyoming, in addition to the money. At the time that Colorado Democrats passed the gun control, Magpul “had about 200 workers in a 100,000-square-foot in Erie. The payroll has since grown to 380 and added a second shift in 185,000-square-foot facility in Cheyenne.”
Benefit: Wyoming.
Moreover, Magpul will now “be the exclusive provider for magazines Marines carry into combat.”
Colorado Senate President Kevin Grantham (R-Canon City) commented on Colorado’s multi-million dollar losses:

My take is there is no big surprise here. You tell a company they can’t sell a product in your state, when it’s a good product and a popular product. They move across the state line, they get a lot of support and they get a big contract. We lost not only the jobs they had when they were here, we lost the jobs they’ve grown into since and we’re losing all the jobs they’re going to grow into in future years with this contract.

Grantham added, “Once you have the Marine contract, I don’t see how the other branches won’t follow suit eventually. That’s a massive, massive contract just a short distance down the road. We lost that.”
AWR Hawkins is the Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and host of “Bullets with AWR Hawkins,” a Breitbart News podcast. He is also the political analyst for Armed American Radio. Follow him on Twitter: @AWRHawkins. Reach him directly at [email protected].
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I like and use Magpul products, and when they took the stand they took after Colorado's idiotic "hi cap magazine" ban, my respect for that company doubled.

Hope the folks that voted that governor and state legislature in take notice.
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My only problem with 'em is that even their T-shirts are considered "ITAR," so not even a "Dead Che Day" tee for the girlfriend...

If it weren't for the f***weasels at Foggy Bottom they'd be getting a big bite of my business.
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Perhaps it will eventually sink in for lefty politicians that supporting gun control has a price. I really want to get some bumper stickers printed up saying:

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The problem is that the Colorado elitists will feel that they've improved their society by removing the deplorables that would work for such a company and the company itself. Beretta build a large new facility in VA instead of MD and apparently plan to move the whole shebang out of MD over similar stuff. The politicos don't care.
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About the only way to make a statement the Left understands is by cutting off supply for their pet jackboots, like Ronnie Barrett did.

If more manufacturers were to say "we will not sell to 2A Infringed state agencies," that leaves them only the big International Merchants of Death in Herstal, Oberndorf and Wagram who we know will sell to any murdering despot with a claim of "state authority."
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