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Goodbye, Colorado: Magpul Industries moving operations to Wyoming and Texas

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Last February, gun accessory manufacturer Magpul Industries announced it would leave Colorado if Democrats pushed through a ban on magazines that hold more than 15 rounds. In March, Gov. John Hickenlooper signed a bill establishing a 15-round limit on ammunition magazines and, as promised, Magpul has announced that it is pulling up stakes in Colorado for more gun-friendly environments.

Magpul made the announcement on its website Thursday.

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The company is relocating manufacturing, distribution and shipping operations to Cheyenne, Wyoming. Magpul is leasing a 58,000 square foot manufacturing and distribution facility during the construction of a 100,000 square foot build-to-suit facility in the Cheyenne Business Parkway. The Wyoming relocation is being completed with support from Governor Matt Mead, the Wyoming Business Council and Cheyenne LEADS.

Magpul is moving its corporate headquarters to Texas. Three North Central Texas sites are under final consideration, and the transition to the Texas headquarters will begin as soon as the facility is selected. The Texas relocation is being accomplished with support from Governor Rick Perry and the Texas Economic Development Corporation.

Magpul says it plans to transition 92 percent of its workforce out of Colorado within 12 to 16 months.

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In a statement, Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead said, “Wyoming and Magpul are a great match. The state is looking to expand and diversify its economy. Bringing an innovative and growing manufacturing operation to Wyoming is a significant step for the state. We offer Magpul an attractive tax environment, stable and reasonable regulations, not to mention a firm commitment to uphold the Second Amendment.”

Last September, Second Amendment advocates led a successful drive to recall Colorado state Sen. president John Morse in Colorado Springs and Democrat state Sen. Angela Giron in Pueblo. State Sen. Evie Hudak resigned her seat in November in the face of a similar recall effort.

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