Colo. firearm company in spotlight over gun debate

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

ERIE, Colo. (AP) -- A Colorado company that manufactures firearm accessories has stepped into the spotlight over the gun control debate as state lawmakers consider limiting ammunition magazines.

Officials at Erie-based Magpul Industries have told legislators they will leave the state if the pass a bill to ban magazines that hold more than 15 rounds.

Lawmakers have tried to ease Magpul's concerns by amending the proposal to specify the company can still manufacture magazines of any size, but they could only sell them out of state or to law enforcement and the military.

Company officials argue the limits on magazine sizes won't prevent violence but will cause legal uncertainty for their business.

The company has largely been operated largely unnoticed since 1999. The firearm accessories they sell are used by gun enthusiasts, the military and law enforcement.

You must be logged in to post comments.

Password (case sensitive):
Remember Me:

Read Comments

Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
  • by Szabla Location: Location on Mar 2, 2013 at 09:19 AM
    I guess the AP would say that the finest magazine company and accessories for AR rifles is unnoticed. BS The rest of the country knows Magpul make the finest products on the market today. Even before this Un-American threat to our rights and freedoms, it was had to find a Magpul product on the shelves. I guess that if Colorado implements these unnecessary laws that the company will move to greener pastures. Wyoming has no income tax and is pro-gun and pro-American. I purchased the Magpul product to by locally and knew of their quality. If Magpul follows many other manufacturing companies of firearms and accessories, they will stop selling them to the Agencies and police of states like Colorado but only sell to the public. This will place higher quality weapon systems in the hands of the Public, not any Law Enforcement agencies. States like New York and Cali etc are all ready being banded by private companies from buying High quality firearms, simple they refuse to sell to Police and Governments in those states. This is Political suicide for the Democrats who vote for these infringements on our Rights.
KKCO NBC 11 News
2531 Blichmann Avenue
Grand Junction, CO 81505

Station Phone: 970.243.1111
Business Fax: 970.243.1770
Newsroom Fax: 970.245.3793
News Tip & Contest Line: 970.255.8477
Copyright © 2002-2016 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 194503511 -
Gray Television, Inc.