Magpul Industries, one of the largest producers of firearm magazines, has said a recently passed Colorado law limiting magazines' capacity has forced it to seek business-friendlier pastures in Texas. The company has not specified where it will relocate its headquarters, but has announced it will also move part of its operations to Wyoming.
"Moving operations to locations that support our culture of individual liberties and personal responsibility is important," Magpul CEO Richard Fitzpatrick said in a statement, according to the Associated Press.
Democratic wusses in Colorado "enacted a new law last year prohibiting the sale of gun magazines that hold more than 15 rounds," according to the story. "It was part of a package of legislation in response to mass shootings at a suburban Denver movie theater and a Connecticut elementary school."
The story also states that "Magpul said its corporate headquarters will likely be in north-central Texas, but an exact location hasn't been determined. Company officials are working with Texas Gov. Rick Perry and state economic development officials on the move."
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As much as we dislike jack-booted thugs dictating how many rounds we can fire from our semi-automatic weapons we wouldn't mind just buying an extra 15-round mag or two for those heavy-shooting days when firing a mere 15 slugs into a paper target or wild hog or tin can or roving band of bloodthirsty zombies just won't do. But hey, Colorado's loss is our gain.