Thanks to the anti-gun lawmakers in Colorado it will soon be illegal to buy, sell, or manufacture firearm magazines that can hold more than 15 rounds of ammo. Actually, this law will come into effect on Monday, so Magpul Industries has decided to fight back with a final act of defiance before the laws comes into effect.
According to The Blaze:
“Magpul plans to give away 1,500 30-round ammunition magazines in Colorado on Saturday, just a couple days before the ban goes into effect. The magazines will be given away at a “Freedom Festival” on a first-come first-served basis. The event will be held at Infinity Park in Glendale, Colo., from 4-8 p.m., Magpul announced on its official Facebook page.”
Since the recent gun control laws in CO are not retroactive the recipients of these magazines will be well within their rights to keep them, as long as they were obtained before July 1st.
Because of these recent gun laws in the state there has been a considerable amount of backlash from gun owners and gun rights supporters alike. In addition to several gun manufacturers set to leave the state (including Magul) 2 lawmakers who pushed for the gun control bills are a facing a recall election. As it turns out, Colorado residents don’t like it when their gun rights are trampled on.
Magpul will be leaving CO with its 200 employees and the $85 million it contributes to the Colorado economy, but before they leave the state, they wanted to make sure they made this final stand against the anti-gun lobby.
The company made this statement about the magazine giveaway:
“Just to clarify, it seems many of the local news outlets are billing us as an ‘ammunition’ company, and saying that we will be giving out free ammo. This is incorrect…as you all know, we build magazines and accessories, and it is empty, 20 and 30 round magazines that will be for sale and also given away for the first 1500,”
Magpul has not yet announced where it will be moving, but at this point any state is better than Colorado, where it’s clear that gun owners, sellers, and manufacturers are not welcome. Let’s just hope that after these 2 senators are recalled and voted out so some “real change” can take place in the state for gun rights.