Democrats are blamed for an $80M hit to the Colorado economy by pushing out gun firm Magpul by passing an aggressive gun-control agenda - a completely partisan law, widely considered unenforceable by sheriffs across Colorado.
The gun magazine ban did not get one Republican vote in the House or Senate, and as a result of this one-sided, Democrat-sponsored law, more than 200 people will lose their jobs and their ability to provide for their families.
It will cost the state of Colorado over $80 million a year in revenue.
Officials at Magpul, which makes polymer firearms accessories, announced Thursday that the company will move its corporate headquarters to Texas and its manufacturing facility to Wyoming. Both are now based in Erie, Colorado.
The issue has already become fodder for this year’s gubernatorial race. Former Rep. Tom Tancredo, who is seeking the Republican nomination, blasted Governor Hickenlooper (pictured) for pushing Magpul out the door.
“This announcement is a stark reminder of the damage that this governor has done, and continues to do, to Colorado,” said Mr. Tancredo in a statement. “Hickenlooper gladly signed anti-gun legislation, with full knowledge that his actions would alienate and demonize law-abiding citizens, and job-creating businesses such as Magpul.”
Hickenlooper is viewed by conservatives as a weak governor marching in lock-step with the Washington liberal agenda.