With legislative Democrats deciding that pleasing their gun-grabbing base is a more important goal than creating or keeping Colorado jobs, an array of out-of-state politicians are leading a charge to recruit the suddenly unwelcome Colorado high capacity magazine manufacturer Magpul.
From The Daily Caller:
Texas governor and former GOP presidential candidate Rick Perry is rolling out a Texas-sized red carpet for Magpul Industries, the Colorado gun-parts manufacturer that has vowed to find greener pastures if a bill banning high capacity ammunition magazines, like those that Magpul makes, becomes law.
In a letter to Magpul founder and CEO Richard Fitzpatrick, Perry touts Texas’s business climate, citing such things as “low taxes, a fair legal system, reasonable regulations, a well-trained and skilled workforce and unmatched transportation and communications infrastructures.”
“There is no other state that fits the definition of business-friendly like Texas,” Perry wrote.
It’s not only the Lone Star state that’s trying to pilfer Colorado jobs. Allison Sherry of The Denver Post reports that South Carolina Congressman Jeff Duncan is also pitching Magpul on leaving Colorado for the more job and gun friendly South:
WASHINGTON — South Carolina Rep. Jeff Duncan has invited Erie-based Magpul, a manufacturer of high-capacity magazines, to relocate to the Palmetto state because it is more hospitable to the second amendment.
Duncan, a Republican, has been following the news inside Colorado’s Capitol, where House lawmakers just passed four pieces of gun control legislation. Among them is a proposed ban on high-capacity magazines.
Magpul is an ammunition company that employs 400 people, including full-time workers and subcontractors, throughout the state. The company’s chief operating officer told The Denver Post it would leave Colorado if the ban on high-capacity magazines became law.
And here we thought House Speaker Mark Ferrandino and Governor Hickenlooper had promised to focus on creating jobs. What they didn’t tell you was that they would be creating jobs…just not in Colorado.