Magpul Industries finally making good on threat to leave Colorado

Posted on: 11:45 am, January 2, 2014, by , updated on: 12:48pm, January 2, 2014

A worker assembles magazines inside the Magpul factory in Erie, Colo.

A worker assembles magazines inside the Magpul factory in Erie, Colo.

ERIE, Colo. — The Colorado-based firearms accessories manufacturer that threatened to leave the state if more-restrictive gun legislation was passed is finally making good on its threat more than nine months after the new gun laws went into effect.

In a press release issued on Thursday, Magpul Industries CEO Richard Fitzpatrick said his company, which currently employs 250 people in Colorado, will be relocating its shipping operations to Cheyenne, Wyo. and its company headquarters to an undisclosed location in Texas.

The company said it is still deciding between three possible North Central Texas locations for its headquarters, and that the transition to its new home will begin as soon as a decision is made.

Support received from governors in both states — Matt Mead in Wyoming and Rick Perry in Texas — played a big role in the selection of both sites, Magpul wrote in the release.

“Moving operations to states that support our culture of individual liberties and personal responsibility is important,” Fitzpatrick said. “This relocation will also improve business operations and logistics as we utilize the strengths of Texas and Wyoming in our expansion.

Fitzpatrick went on to note that the move is expected to take place at some point in the next 12 to 16 months.

42 comments

  • Frank Lucas Blue Magic says:

    Big loss, they can pack meat in Greeley.

  • dapandico says:

    Threat?? It was a promise.

  • OJ says:

    Glad to see they are doing what they said. Colorado deserves what it is getting by them leaving hope more companies do the same.

  • A good conservative is one that gets terminal cancer says:

    Good, I am glad that worthless POS company magpul is leaving CO. dONT LET the door hit you on the way you out worthless scum!

  • Gerry says:

    Seems to me they’re leaving you worthless liberal scum behind.

  • cardsfan78 says:

    Worthless scum???????? How about the 250+ jobs and millions of revenue a year you idiot!!!!!! But you F’in liberal idiots will find some other way to tax the hell out of us to make up for it right???!!! “A good liberal is one that just keeps their mouth shut!!!!!!!!!”

  • DR Commish says:

    Job losses…. No Big Deal to a Progressive…. “That’s why we have a Government… To take care of us.”
    The larger the population that requires government largess… the better.

  • dutchoven says:

    Another great company leaving this state because of the liberals moving in. Make Chickenpooper the mayor of Boulder and they can create there own state and leave the rest of us and our constitution alone.

  • A good conservative is one that gets terminal cancer says:

    250 minimum wage jobs? hahah give me a break. Magpul is gone, good riddance. hahaha A GOOD CONSERvative is one that gets terminal cancer. Conservatives are worthless subhuman scum

  • jb2000 says:

    The job losses affect me less than a child being killed because of gun registration laws that are too lean.If you are someone that uses weapons on a regular basis, many apologies for the inconvenience of having to wait, but that is the way the world is these days. We are inconvenienced by stupidity on a daily basis. Too many people that have weapons should NOT have them. I for one am tired of children being killed by malice or stupidity of simply not securing weapons as they should be. We must have the intelligence and patience to insure the new laws work.

  • Dan says:

    We can fix this election day.

  • A good conservative is one that gets terminal cancer says:

    Vote the POS conservatives out in 2014. Hey conservative vermin, did you hear that CO legalized weed? You conservative wackos are the MINORITY in CO and a good conservative is one that dies of terminal cancer

  • A good conservative is one that gets terminal cancer says:

    What do you call a conservative that gets terminal cancer? A GOOD conservative

  • Test says:

    “The job losses affect me less than a child being killed because of gun registration laws that are too lean.If you are someone that uses weapons on a regular basis, many apologies for the inconvenience of having to wait, but that is the way the world is these days. We are inconvenienced by stupidity on a daily basis. Too many people that have weapons should NOT have them. I for one am tired of children being killed by malice or stupidity of simply not securing weapons as they should be. We must have the intelligence and patience to insure the new laws work.”

    You are selling the lie that gun control laws save lives. They don’t, they haven’t and they most likely will not in the future.

    There are precious few gun laws that actually do work, they were instituted decades ago. Now it’s up to us to find ways to really save lies instead of the constant stream of pipe dreams foisted upon us by ignorant politicians and citizens.

  • Greg C. says:

    In 2009 (the latest year I could find data for Colorado), more than 500 people died from firearms. At that rate, in just half a year, those 250 jobs leaving Colorado won’t be needed anymore.

  • Travis says:

    Colorado is only for gays and drug addicts, glad to see them move to a better place.

    Wow did a high school drop out report this story? Better start fact checking or they are going to start calling it fox31cnn.

  • cardsfan78 says:

    Hey JB2000 We do not have “gun registration laws” We have expanded background checks. This story is about Mapul not background checks and there is noway that the regulation against their products would have in anyway saved Clair!!! I feel for her and the many children that have died over the years. But you have to realize that the atrocities that have been committed against our children occur in “gun free zones”!!! Our state officials have enacted these laws against a majority outcry to what avail???? Even after these laws have been enacted there still continues to be school shootings.

    It wasn’t these knee jerk laws that stopped more kids from being killed at Arapahoe HS…..it was the ARMED school security!!!!

    We have tried every way the progressive liberals have said will stop the crime and none of it has worked….it’s only gotten worse!!!!

    It’s time to “rethink” our approach and reinforce our schools!!!!

    If your thinking confiscation of all firearms……it would only result in MASSIVE bloodshed!!!!!!

    You have a better alternative…..please voice it here. I would like to hear it through an educated debate……not from a moral idiot like “A good conservative is one that gets terminal cancer”

    • DR Commish says:

      To “Cardsfan78″…. Don’t attempt to start a rational, coherent, lucid, balanced, or reasonable discussion with this person…. it simply isn’t going to be possible.

  • Travis says:

    They should report on the other companies that have left Colorado due to its downward spiral. Wyoming and a few other states should send Colorado a thank you card for all the tax money they are getting. But hey Colorado now has weed. How many people a year do Colorado liberals kill with cars? Hey we can’t stop drunk drivers from killing children and families so let’s have more impaired drivers.

  • cardsfan78 says:

    To “DR Commish” I know…..but I have to give them a chance to get their foot out of their mouths…..no?

  • Rudolph says:

    I am proud to say that I have purchased from Magpul and that they are standing up for what they believe in. I’m glad they are doing what they promised if certain laws were passed, happy that it wasn’t an empty promise like so many politicians…

  • Jenny says:

    Several liberals on here spilling hate speech. Isn’t that everything a stupid liberal is against, hate speech? I’m confused. Oh wait, liberals only like freedom on speech when it works for them. Worthless idiots to say the least, no wonder this country is in the toilet. Chickenloopers answer to Magpul leaving: food stamps for everyone.

  • Rickety says:

    Well put Commish! Just your typical classless liberal hater making it personal…

  • A good conservative is one that gets terminal cancer says:

    you conservatives are worthless trash. May cancer infect you and all of your loved ones. Good conservatives are ones that have terminal cancer.

  • Ger says:

    The above commenter (with the oh-so-original name of “A good conservative is one that gets terminal cancer”) is proof positive that inbreeding is the number one cause of liberalism. Talk about your classic troll….

  • cardsfan78 says:

    GER….LOL sooo true!!!!!

  • Rickity says:

    wow, now I’m starting to feel sorry for this fool. I sure hope his parents get home soon with his new coloring book.

  • Matt-n-TX says:

    All of the mass gun violence has been a result of mental illness – CO should know that first hand. Thanks for vote to send business our way. Next time I ski in Vail I’ll see how legal dope has changed things.
    I would think that sane CO voters will fix things in the next round of elections – all of the Dems w/b too doped up to remember a) the day to vote, b) who to vote for, or c) how to vote. Perhaps the thinking is the dope tax revenue will offset Magpul’s move out of state.

  • A good conservative is one that gets terminal cancer says:

    The sane voters are not the POS republicans. Republicans are mentally ill people. I hope they all die of cancer.

  • common sense says:

    The above hate comments are the signs of someone who the police need to be notified of for a mental hold, that is the kind of behavior that keeps getting missed and leading to tragedy like the liberal trash that killed Clair.

  • Texas Redneck and proud of it says:

    It is a shame that abortion wasn’t legal when “a good conservative…” mother conceived it.

  • Ger says:

    >It is a shame that abortion wasn’t legal when “a good conservative…” mother conceived it.<
    True, but then we'd have to find some other liberal troll to laugh at.

  • Not Chicken Little says:

    Good for them for following through. Hit ‘em where it hurts! Just like a kick in the…no, I forgot, no one has those anymore in Colorado government. They’d rather Californicate with the metrosexual and homosexual crowd…

  • Georged says:

    Keep talking Lib, please.

  • Roscoe says:

    Good move Magpul… you’ve got a loyal customer for life in me !

  • Texas Redneck and proud of it says:

    Cancer boy sounds like a puppet. Wonder where Obama sticks his
    hand to get his mouth and fingers to move.

  • Cheyenne a quick 2 hour trip to add to standard capacity magazine supply and fireworks!!!

  • A good conservative is one that gets terminal cancer says:

    Hey TX redneck, I hope ur family dies of cancer

  • j says:

    hey “good cancer” go back to choking on your boyfriend’s microdick….there are adults talking here…………..

  • fast45 says:

    Nice job, Hickenlooper! Perhaps you can also help protect us all by supporting more “Gun-free Zone Laws” like the one your cronies are putting on the ballot.

    Nathan Dunlap is strongly in favor of gun-free zones.

  • Magpul was already in discussions with WY and TX long before the gun bills last year. They didn’t do anything courageous or principled. They just took offers they already had. They tried to get tax money out of Colorado but were unsuccessful. Strong possibility they would have left anyway. They don’t deserve any praise. They just used the bills to engineer repulsive publicity stunts, create panic buying, and made out like bandits before they finally announced the decision to move. I wonder if WY and TX sweetened their offers while Magpul was playing games.

  • AC says:

    I like to think my dad was a smart man when he said this “GUNS DONT KILL PEOPLE, PEOPLE WITH GUNS KILL PEOPLE!” So on that note I dont think strickter gun laws will help. I think if somebody goes and buys amunition by the tons that should raise a red flag. Why does a civilian need that much ammunition. Well I feel for the people who will loose thier job if they dont move.

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