Friday, February 22, 2013

Congressman Jeff Duncan Encourages Magpul to Relocate to South Carolina



Magpul PMag versus a Chevy Truck
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Washington, DC—Congressman Jeff Duncan has invited another firearms company to relocate to South Carolina to avoid what he describes as an “anti-gun and anti-gun owner” climate coming from some state governments. On Tuesday, Duncan wrote Magpul’s COO, Doug Smith, to invite the company to consider moving its operations to South Carolina.

Magpul Industries Corp., located in Erie Colorado, has vowed to leave the state if lawmakers pass a bill banning high-capacity magazines. Magpul was founded in 1999, and has a diverse product line ranging from sights and grips, to magazines and iphone cases. Currently, the company employs around 200 workers in their facility and over 400 suppliers and contractors.

On Monday, the Colorado House of Representatives passed the anti-gun measure, prompting Magpul to warn legislators that passage of the bill would “harm the rights of law abiding citizens, and drive jobs out of the state while doing nothing to improve public safety.”

“South Carolina would welcome Magpul with open arms,” said Rep. Duncan. “In South Carolina, we believe in the Second Amendment. We believe in free enterprise. We believe in the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Our state welcomes any individual or business who believes the same.”

Last month, Congressman Duncan sent a similar letter encouraging George Kollitides, the CEO of the parent company for Remington Arms, to consider relocating the company’s New York production facilities to South Carolina.

Members of the South Carolina business community were thrilled by the Congressman’s announcement.

Ronnie Hall, President of the Daucusville Business Association said “I appreciate Congressman Duncan’s leadership in encouraging businesses like Remington and Magpul to relocate to South Carolina. We strongly support the Second Amendment, and would welcome these respectable businesses to relocate to our state.”

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Congressman Jeff Duncan Letter to Magpul Industries

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(If you want a clip that is fool proof this is it. I suggest buying 6 or more. Obama and his fellow traitors want to ban these in the near future. Congressman Jeff Duncan gets it right. Obama and his fellow traitors will continue to do all they can to disarm Americans and leave them defenseless. I've seen them sell for 30 to 40 in SC. They are worth the cost. I'm sure Jeff Duncan owns several.) Story Reports

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Magpul standing firm on threat to leave Colorado if gun bill passes

Magpul standing firm on threat to leave Colorado if gun bill passes

An amendment to one of four gun bills being debated by the Colorado legislature isn't enough to keep a maker of firearms accessories in the state, top management told U.S. Rep. Cory Gardner during a tour Thursday.

Gardner, R-Yuma, and state Sen. Vicki Marble, R-Fort Collins, toured Magpul Industries Corp., watching as workers prepared and assembled ammunition magazines, firearms accessories and other products ranging from dog leashes to smartphone cases.

Magpul has threatened to leave Colorado if the legislature passes and Gov. John Hickenlooper signs gun bills that include one that would limit the capacity of ammunition magazines that can be sold and possessed in the state.

An amendment attached to that bill before it cleared the House in a floor vote this week would allow manufacturers of magazines that hold more than 15 rounds to make them in Colorado and sell them elsewhere.

But Magpul officials told Gardner, Marble and state Rep. Lori Saine — a Dacono Republican who joined the others after they had completed the Magpul plant tour — that the amendment wouldn't be enough to prompt the company to stay in this state if the bill becomes law.

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