Magpul became one of our favorite gun companies when we reported a few days ago that the company was “sticking it to the man” with a “high capacity” magazine giveaway ahead of a Colorado law that would make the magazines illegal.
Organizers of the “Farewell to Arms Freedom” festival say that more than 5,000 people converged at Infinity Park on Saturday as gun owners protested the recent CO gun control laws that go into effect today, which includes a ban on gun magazines that hold more than 15 rounds.
Before the event began a huge half mile line was formed for the 1,500 magazines that Magpul was giving out before they become illegal. But Magpul donated 20,000 magazines for the event, which were delivered with great fanfare via a helicopter, much to the delight of the crowd.
The rest of the magazines were sold at a discount for only $10. The proceeds will go to the recall efforts of two senators in CO who are facing recall elections: Senator John Morse, and Senator Angela Giron. They are both democratic senators who pushed for gun control in the state, and now they are facing the repercussions.
Many came to the event just to show their support for gun rights, and with over 5,000 people to gather in this protest, it should have some of the anti-gun lawmakers who voted for the bill just a bit nervous.
The gun manufacturer has announced it would leave the state if the anti-gun bill became law, so now they other states are trying to lure the company in.