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Old 03-02-2013, 01:51 PM
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Default Magpul to move if Colorado passes a magazine ban

The proposed ban is nowhere as strict as NYS, it limits magazines to 15 rounds and people who own them can keep them. In other words it is a feel good measure that won't have any effect on mass killings and certainly not on gun crime. Magpul says "this is not a threat, it is a promise". Apparently other states have already offered to pay the moving costs.

Gun company may move if Colo. gun control bill passes
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Old 03-02-2013, 02:14 PM
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So its a win win for the left!!

Ban evil magazines

Get rid of a icky company that pollutes the environment, wastes resources, etc.

Now the bonus, many of the workers who get fired will wind up on unemployment, food stamps, welfare and will depend on Uncle Sugar.

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Old 03-02-2013, 02:54 PM
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This is called voting with your feet. Two hundred direct employees and 400 indirect. Also the loss of considerable tax revenue. Plus it can be laid onto one or two politicians. I just hope they don't move to China.
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Alabama has already laid out the welcome mat for Magpul and from what I was told has made Magpul a nice offer to move to Alabama.
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I extend an invitation for any company in the firearms industry to move to SC.
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Wyoming has been trying to lure them to come. We're only a few miles up the road, and Colorado and Wyoming are like night and day as far as attitudes about guns go.
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Wyoming was mentioned in the article. If they go to Wyoming and stay pretty close to CO, it may make it easier to transfer key employees. A few years ago Square D had a small group of people working on factory automation in Asheville. They decided to relocate them and every employee refused to move. There wasn't anything to relocate.

There are a lot of reasons why an employee might refuse to relocate and they surely need some of their current talent (assuming they do move). I hear several states have offered to pick up the costs to relocate. Then there is lost production, last I heard Magpul is only making black pmags in order to maximize production. They have to be making a ton of money. In my years in industry I learned that at most places the biggest part of the cost of a product is overhead. Of course, if you double your production the overhead per unit produced is cut in half.

It will be interesting to watch to see how this turns out. Funny thing is the article says some antigun people think Magpul is bluffing and have said so publicly. My guess is there is almost zero chance that Magpul is bluffing.
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I don't think he's bluffing.
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I extend an invitation for any company in the firearms industry to move to SC.
This will make you happy.
South Carolina congressman invites Colorado ammo maker to the South

I also thought it was telling that the title of the article said "ammo" and not magazines. Seems the paper does not even know the difference.

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I hear several states have offered to pick up the costs to relocate. Then there is lost production, last I heard Magpul is only making black pmags in order to maximize production. They have to be making a ton of money. In my years in industry I learned that at most places the biggest part of the cost of a product is overhead. Of course, if you double your production the overhead per unit produced is cut in half.
The head of Magpul recently said that a move would have little or no impact in production!
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I don't think he's bluffing.
The owner of Magpul is a retired combat Marine. Those guys usually don't bluff. Just sayin'

Just out of curiosity, I did a Google search for "Colorado ammo manufacturers" - surprising results.

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