E-mail Alert From Magpul - Colorado

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  1. SARDG

    SARDG Florida's Left Coast

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    Colorado Residents contact your elected officials and show up at the Colorado State Capitol in Denver on Tuesday, February 12th starting at 9:00am and going throughout the day to voice your opposition to HB1224: "Prohibiting Large Capacity Ammunition Magazines"

    Join us at the Colorado State Capitol Tuesday, February 12, at 9:00am.

    In addition to the national battle to protect our firearms rights, many states are currently engaged in their own fights. Here in Colorado, a state with a strong heritage of firearm and other personal freedoms, we are facing some extreme challenges to firearms rights. We have been engaged in dialogue with legislators here presenting our arguments to stop legislation from even being introduced, but our efforts did not deter those with extreme views.
    After the NRA's visit last week, several anti-freedom bills were introduced by Colorado legislators, and a very aggressive timeline has been set forth in moving these bills forward.

    The bills include:
    HB 1229, Background checks for Gun Transfers-- A measure to prohibit private sales between Colorado residents, and instead require a full FFL transfer, including a 4473.
    HB 1228, Payment for Background Checks for Gun Transfers-- A measure that would require Colorado residents to pay for the back logged state-run CBI system (currently taking 3 times the federally mandated wait time for checks to occur) instead of using the free federal NICS checks.
    And finally, HB 1224, Prohibiting Large Capacity Ammunition Magazines-- A measure that bans the possession, sale, or transfer of magazines over 10 round capacity. The measures and stipulations in this bill would deprive Colorado residents of the value of their private property by prohibiting the sale or transfer of all magazines over 10 rounds. This bill would also prohibit manufacture of magazines greater than 10 rounds for commercial sale out of the state, and place restrictions on the manufacture of military and law enforcement magazines that would cripple production.

    We'd like to ask all Colorado residents to please contact your state legislators and the members of the Judiciary Committee and urge them to kill these measures in committee, and to vote NO if they reach the floor.

    We also ask you to show your support for the 2nd Amendment at the Capitol on Tuesday, Feb 12, for the magazine ban committee hearing and Wednesday, Feb 13, for the hearing on the other measures.

    Due to the highly restrictive language in HB 1224, if passed, and we remained here, this measure would require us to cease PMAG production on July 1, 2013.

    In short, Magpul would be unable to remain in business as a Colorado company, and the over 200 jobs for direct employees and nearly 400 jobs at our subcontractors and suppliers would pick up and leave Colorado. Due to the structure of our operations, this would be entirely possible, hopefully without significant disruption to production.

    The legislators drafting these measures do so in spite of the fact that nothing they are proposing will do anything to even marginally improve public safety in Colorado, and in fact, will leave law-abiding Colorado residents less able to defend themselves, strip away rights and property from residents who have done nothing wrong, and send nearly 700 jobs and millions in tax revenue out of the state.

    We like Colorado, we want to continue to operate in Colorado, but most of all, we want Colorado to remain FREE.
    Please help us in this fight, and let your voices be heard!

    We have included the contact information for the House Judiciary committee for your convenience:
    House Judiciary Committee
    Rep. Daniel Kagan, Chair: 303-866-2921, [email protected]
    Rep. Pete Lee, Vice Chair: 303-866-2932, [email protected]
    Rep. John Buckner: 303-866-2944, [email protected]
    Rep. Lois Court: 303-866-2967, [email protected]
    Rep. Bob Gardner, 303-866-2191, [email protected]
    Rep. Polly Lawrence, 303-866-2935, [email protected]
    Rep. Mike McLachlan, 303-866-2914, [email protected]
    Rep. Rep Carole Murray, 303-866-2948, [email protected]
    Rep. Brittany Pettersen, 303-866-2939, [email protected]
    Rep. Joseph Salazar, 303-866-2918, [email protected]
    Rep. Jared Wright, 303-866-2583, [email protected]
     
  2. sellersm

    sellersm disciplinare

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    Yep! I've been working the phone/fax today to let them know that these bills need to go away...

    Welcome to CO, the new commiefornewyorkcticut.
     

  3. EL_NinO619

    EL_NinO619 EX-Swage Monkey

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    The disease spreads, All this time people laugh at us here in CA, and I always laughed back and said its coming if you don't help us out. Time for everyone to step up and help everyone out, a nationalized anti-anti gun movement
     
  4. stevelyn

    stevelyn NRA Life Member

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    The problem in CO is too many Californians fled the oppression for CO and other free states then proceeded to politically crap their beds in their new homes.

    I'm seeing the same thing in skAnchorage and Fairbanks. To many DSMFs coming up and bringing their undesireable political baggage with them.
     
  5. ColoCG

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    Boy, you hit the nail on the head. I've seen it coming for years, but there is no stopping the influx of liberals.
     
  6. Al Czervik

    Al Czervik

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    Yep. If only Metro Denver would be sucked into a black hole.....
     
  7. jmorris

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    As I always say, welcome to Texas, leave all of the BS laws you are fleeing in the State you came from.
     
  8. shotgunred

    shotgunred local trouble maker

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    I know the feeling. Washington would be a much better state if someone nuked Seattle.
     
  9. EL_NinO619

    EL_NinO619 EX-Swage Monkey

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    But then you wouldn't have your Seahawks. But we all must make sacrifices is this fight :supergrin:
     
  10. Zombie Steve

    Zombie Steve Decap Pin Killa

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    Hopefully, there would be a strong enough chain so that it could pull Boulder down the terlet with it.

    To call them stinkin' hippies is really an insult to hippies.


    If they were gone, the limousine liberals of Aspen, Vail and Telluride would be easily outnumbered.
     
  11. shotgunred

    shotgunred local trouble maker

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    I am willing to bet that they would not be displeased that magpual had to leave the state or go under.