(NaturalNews) At least 200 jobs will soon be lost in the state of Colorado, thanks to the treasonous signing of two new gun control bills by Governor John Hickenlooper. Magpul Industries, a major manufacturer of firearm magazines and other accessories, has announced it will move its operations out of the state since a significant number of its products will soon be made illegal in the state.
As reported by NBC News and others, the two bills signed by Hickenlooper will expand the scope of background checks to include private and online gun sales, as well as ban the sale of so-called "high capacity" magazines, which hold more than 10 round of ammunition or more than five shotgun shells.
Though the two bills will do absolutely nothing to prevent gun-related crimes -- criminals, after all, can access all sorts of illegal weaponry on the black market regardless of existing laws -- Hickenlooper and his supporters claim the anti-Second Amendment legislation will make communities safer. But the rest of the sane world, including millions of law-abiding gun owners, recognize the new laws as just another infringement on constitutional rights.
Meanwhile, Magpul has announced that it fully intends to fulfill its earlier promise to leave the state following the passage of H.B. 1224, the bill that specifically prohibits the sale, transfer, or possession of "large-capacity" magazines. An announcement on the company's Facebook page recently explains that its move to a new state will be phased and orderly, and that customers need not worry.
"Our transition to a new home will occur in a phased and orderly manner to allow us to continue to serve our customers during the move, as well as to allow an orderly transition for affected employees," states Magpul.
In the meantime, the company is working overtime to fulfill orders for magazines that will no longer be legal in Colorado beginning on July 1, 2013, that is unless the egregious new laws are declared to be unconstitutional. Magpul is already setting aside over one million magazines for its "Boulder Airlift" program, an ordering system set up specifically to serve the high volume of Coloradans trying to obtain magazines before the deadline.
"During this period of high demand ... we at Magpul are taking steps to ensure that responsible Colorado residents who want to own standard capacity magazines have the opportunity to do so," explains Magpul's Boulder Airlift page, which you can view here: http://www.magpul.com/colorado