Colorado passed a very strict Anti-Gun measure today. It bans ammunition magazines above 15 rounds capacity. It also bans the manufacturing of higher capacity magazines.
Because 15 rounds is a reasonable number.
This is where MagPul comes in, as everyone knows, MagPul makes one of the very best magazines for AR-15 rifles. Some say the best. I have several and yes, they are indeed very good magazines. But now Colorado has basically said they can’t make them anymore. MagPul’s only options are to either A, comply with the law, or B, leave the state.
MagPul has said that if this law passes, they would be forced to leave Colorado. And since it did pass, I think it’s time get to moving. I think as Industry Leaders, MagPul has to. A solid message has to be sent to these Anti-Gun states. You can not be Anti-Gun, and yet enjoy the wealth that resident Gun Companies provide. MagPul gives a huge amount of money to the State of Colorado. Through Taxes directly, and through the Taxes paid by MagPul’s Employees via State Income or Sales Taxes. These Employees also cycle the businesses of others… because they need food, drink, shelter, entertainment, and everything else that people spend their money on. And Colorado as basically said “We don’t want you, but we don’t want to lose your Money.” That’s nice.
I’d like to see MagPul pull up their stakes and head out. Utah would be a great place to go, but I believe Texas has been mentioned. Doesn’t matter. Just go. Show Colorado that their stupid legislation as cost them and the MagPul’s community a great loss. I’d like to see all of MagPul’s employees move too. I know this is hard, but it would show the rest of the country what happens when they legislate a company out of business. This would send a message to the other Anti-Gun States, and Companies effected, such as Remington and Kimber behind enemy lines in New York.
Don’t reward Anti-Gun States with your Money.
This is Voting with your Feet. Rewards States that value your Rights, and Punish those that want to infringe on your rights. We need all of our brothers across the industry to look at a Relocation if they are in a State that wants to crush our Liberty. The Shooting, Hunting, and Outdoor Trade industry is almost a 5 Billion Dollar Industry. That’s a pretty big pull if it could be used wisely and all together. Thousands of small companies and employees. Some pretty big companies as well. Anti-Gun States should not get any slices of this pie.
And what is this 15 round limit supposed to accomplish? I can reload a Magazine in my AR in about a Second Flat. Same with any number of my handguns. Is this limit supposed to slow me down? Slow down a Crazed Psycho? How is this supposed to be of any benefit for the people of Colorado?
You know what happens when people are limited on the number of rounds they can have? They opt for bigger rounds. If I can’t have 30 rounds of .226, I might as well have 15 rounds of .458 or such. This is what we saw during the utterly pointless Clintonian AWB… High Capacity 9mm’s were limited to 10 so what did people do? They went to .45′s and we saw a huge resurgence of popularity for the 1911 pistol. Generally they only hold 8 rounds, but they are 8 rounds of a potent and military proven ordinance. So instead of limitations the American Gun Owner ramped it up and went with as much power as they could handle. This is going to happen again. Trust me. Go ahead and do an outright ban on AR-15 type rifles. A rifle that uses ammunition with pictures of Rodents on the box. And people will opt for rifles such as the Marlin Guide Gun that is fast handling and easy to use… and fires a round that damn near causes the Genocide of America’s Buffalo and can Curb-Stomp damn near everything that lives and breathes, walks and crawls, on this planet. From Prairie Dogs to African Elephants. .45-70 is a Monster of a Cartridge. But that’s okay, because it’s not fed through the rifle by a Box with a Spring in it… Whatever, you Liberal Idiots, you do what you feel you must. As will we.
Limit me to even one shot. And I’ll use a rifle that fires projectiles the size of Coke Bottles that could punch through Armor Plate like it was tissue paper.
Here’s the other thing about the AWB. Their are millions of these high capacity magazines out there. All a Ban does is make them a little more expensive and you change where I get them from. Because during the AWB, I still bought, sold, and traded many a High Capacity Gun. It really didn’t effect me. And I’m nothing special.
Prohibition didn’t effect people from getting a Drink either. For all it’s Liberty Crushing Efforts, what turned out from Prohibition was that it became more popular than ever to Drink and it ushered in a new form of Organized Crime into the USA to supply the demand of Booze. I remember staying at a big house in Northern Illinois some time ago. Big nice house. Had a huge – HUGE – ballroom and Bar. This house was a “Speak Easy” during the Prohibition Era. So you couldn’t go to the local bar that had to close down, that was almost closing anyways… you came to this house… which was bustling with people enjoying what they were not supposed to be enjoying. The owners of this house did quite well for themselves.
Much like the Drug Trade is doing now. Prohibition hasn’t stopped illegal drugs. In fact, you can now have former illegal Drugs in Colorado, Weed, and you can smoke it all you want. But you can have a Magazine that holds 16 rounds or more. How is that working out? Considering that we now have Drug Cartels warring for control of Mexico and Central America, openly, taking on the Mexican Government head to head.
This is all especially stupid considering that with a cheap 3D printer you can PRINT your own 30 round Magazines. You can make one as easy as clicking “PRINT”. Come on. Use some Common Sense, People. Gun Laws put people in Danger. If Gun Laws worked, Chicago would be one of the Safest Places in the World. Chicago would be a Utopia of Peace.
Because Gun Laws don’t work.