If the VP is "counting on" the "legitimate news media" to do anything right, he might have another thing coming. I read that as, "please spin this so it doesn't look like we're the bad guys".
Talk about malarkey...
Talk about malarkey...
Any attempt to seize firearms in this country, just imagine several hundred thousand Christopher Dorners- except unlike Dorner, no personal death wish and no desire to hurt innocents. I don't mean to trivialize Dorner's murderous rampage.
Colorado's largest and most profitable manufacturer of high-capacity ammunition magazines has vowed to leave the state if lawmakers pass a measure banning the devices — a move officials with the company say could cost hundreds of jobs and upward of $85 million in potential spending this year.
Magpul's threat has Democratic lawmakers scrambling to strike a balance that remains true to their goal of limiting the number of rounds a magazine can hold without frightening off businesses.
"If we're able to stay in Colorado and manufacture a product, but law-abiding citizens of the state were unable to purchase the product, customers around the state and the nation would boycott us for remaining here," said Doug Smith, Magpul's chief operating officer. "Staying here would hurt our business."
House Bill 1224 bans individuals from possessing high-capacity ammunition magazines of more than 15 rounds — an amendment earlier in the week raised this number from 10 rounds — but allows manufacturers to stay in Colorado and produce the devices.
I cant believe that Colorado is this stupid. I hope Magpul sends a strong message and is already scouting the location of their new headquarters in Wyoming or Montana. Tell Colorado lawmakers to screw their lame ass amendment. I hope Magpul takes their $85+ million out of the state economy. Perhaps legislators can make up the difference in marijuana sales.
COLORADO HOUSE BILL 13-1228 said:First Regular Session
Sixty-ninth General Assembly
STATE OF COLORADO
LLS NO. 13-0574.01 Richard Sweetman x4333 HOUSE BILL 13-1228
House Committees Senate Committees
A BILL FOR AN ACT
101 CONCERNING REQUIRING THE COLORADO BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION
102 TO RECOUP THE COST OF PERFORMING AN INSTANT CRIMINAL
103 BACKGROUND CHECK PRIOR TO THE TRANSFER OF A FIREARM.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced and does
not reflect any amendments that may be subsequently adopted. If this bill
passes third reading in the house of introduction, a bill summary that
applies to the reengrossed version of this bill will be available at
The Colorado bureau of investigation (CBI) shall impose a fee for
performing an instant criminal background check pursuant to the transfer
of a firearm. The amount of the fee shall not exceed the total amount of
direct and indirect costs incurred by CBI in performing the background
Court, Duran, Ferrandino, Fields, Fischer, Foote, Hullinghorst, Levy, McCann, Melton,
Moreno, Pabon, Peniston, Rosenthal, Ryden, Salazar, Schafer, Williams
Shading denotes HOUSE amendment. Double underlining denotes SENATE amendment.
Capital letters indicate new material to be added to existing statute.
Dashes through the words indicate deletions from existing statute.
The amount collected as fees shall be transferred to the state
treasurer for credit to the instant criminal background check cash fund
(fund), which fund is created in the bill.
1 Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Colorado:
2 SECTION 1. In Colorado Revised Statutes, 24-33.5-424, add
3 (3.5) as follows:
4 24-33.5-424. National instant criminal background check
5 system - state point of contact - fee - grounds for denial of firearm
6 transfer - appeal - rule-making - unlawful acts - fund created.
7 (3.5) (a) ON AND AFTER THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS SUBSECTION (3.5),
8 THE BUREAU SHALL IMPOSE A FEE FOR PERFORMING AN INSTANT CRIMINAL
9 BACKGROUND CHECK PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION. THE AMOUNT OF THE
10 FEE SHALL NOT EXCEED THE TOTAL AMOUNT OF DIRECT AND INDIRECT
11 COSTS INCURRED BY THE BUREAU IN PERFORMING THE BACKGROUND
13 (b) THE BUREAU SHALL TRANSMIT ALL MONEYS COLLECTED
14 PURSUANT TO THIS SUBSECTION (3.5) TO THE STATE TREASURER, WHO
15 SHALL CREDIT THE SAME TO THE INSTANT CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK
16 CASH FUND, WHICH FUND IS HEREBY CREATED AND REFERRED TO IN THIS
17 SUBSECTION (3.5) AS THE "FUND".
18 (c) THE BUREAU IS AUTHORIZED TO EXPEND SUCH MONEYS FROM
19 THE FUND AS ARE NECESSARY TO PAY THE DIRECT AND INDIRECT COSTS
20 INCURRED BY THE BUREAU IN PERFORMING BACKGROUND CHECKS
21 PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION. THE STATE TREASURER MAY INVEST ANY
22 MONEYS IN THE FUND NOT EXPENDED FOR THE PURPOSE OF THIS SECTION
23 AS PROVIDED BY LAW. THE STATE TREASURER SHALL CREDIT ANY
INTEREST AND INCOME 1 DERIVED FROM THE DEPOSIT AND INVESTMENT OF
2 MONEYS IN THE FUND TO THE FUND.
3 (d) ANY UNEXPENDED AND UNENCUMBERED MONEYS REMAINING
4 IN THE FUND AT THE END OF A FISCAL YEAR SHALL REMAIN IN THE FUND
5 AND SHALL NOT BE CREDITED TO ANY OTHER FUND. TO THE EXTENT
6 PRACTICABLE, THE BUREAU SHALL USE ANY SUCH REMAINING FUNDS TO
7 REDUCE THE AMOUNT OF THE FEE DESCRIBED IN PARAGRAPH (a) OF THIS
8 SUBSECTION (3.5).
9 (e) THE BUREAU IS AUTHORIZED TO CONTRACT WITH A PUBLIC OR
10 PRIVATE ENTITY FOR SERVICES RELATED TO THE COLLECTION OF THE FEE
11 DESCRIBED IN PARAGRAPH (a) OF THIS SUBSECTION (3.5).
12 SECTION 2. Safety clause. The general assembly hereby finds,
13 determines, and declares that this act is necessary for the immediate
14 preservation of the public peace, health, and safety.
VA House and Senate passed a bill (awaiting signature by the governor) that would make CC permit holders names non-releasable information, preventing newspapers or other busy bodies from releasing names as happened up in NY.
Texas would be a better option for Magpul than Wyoming or Montana (from a logistical and taxes standpoint). But I am glad to see many of these companies standing up to the lawmakers. Larue and Olympic arms have both made policies to not sell any goods to any NY government offices or personnel (i.e. no LEO's can buy their products).
Six gun companies have announced plans to stop selling any of their products to any government agency in states that severely limit the rights of private gun ownership.
Disappointed with New York State lawmakers and other jurisdictions around the country who have passed strict gun control legislation, the companies—composed of firearm manufacturers, gunsmiths, and sporting goods retailers—have announced these policies in the past week.
Their various statements emphasize that such laws create a class of government employees with rights and and a class of citizens without rights. Thus, they refuse to aid the enforcement of such inequality.
We're hearing some rumors that the Gov and the Dem caucus think we are bluffing. Just to clarify for them, then...we're not a political company. We dont play political games. We've made our position very clear, very publicly. We would not survive lying to our customer base, nor would we ever consider it. If you pass this, we will leave, and you will own it. We've already got plans in place to get PMAG manufacturing moved rapidly, and the rest of the company will follow. We will make sure to at least have a small remain-behind operation through the 2014 elections so that we can remind folks why we are gone.