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MAGPUL INDUSTRIES ANNOUNCES IT WILL LEAVE COLORADO IF GUN BILL PASSES

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
MAGPUL INDUSTRIES ANNOUNCES IT WILL LEAVE COLORADO IF GUN BILL PASSES

MOVE WOULD COST STATE 600 JOBS, $85 MILLION

Denver, Colorado – February 15th, 2013 – Magpul Industries, an Erie, Colorado, based manufacturer of firearms accessories, announced today that it will be forced to leave the state if House Bill 1224, which would ban standard capacity magazines, becomes law. The announcement was made to Governor Hickenlooper, state legislators, members of the media, and in a full-page advertisement to appear in the Denver Post on Sunday.

Richard Fitzpatrick, Founder, President, and CEO of Magpul Industries, said that regardless of any amendments that may be worked into the bill, he will no longer be able to continue to do business in Colorado if his core product is made illegal.

“Our company could not, in good conscience, continue to manufacture our products in a state where law-abiding citizens are prohibited from purchasing and owning them. ” Fitzpatrick said. “The passage of this bill will do nothing to enhance public safety, but will force us to immediately begin taking our business to another state.”

A proponent of the bill argued that with the amendment language, the choice to stay or leave was up to Magpul. Fitzpatrick responded, “Our relationship with our customers across the country would be severely damaged if this bill passes and we stay. We’ve already heard word of potential boycotts if that happens. They (legislators) really need to understand that our customer base is as passionate about freedoms as we are, and staying here if this bill passes would cripple the company. Make no doubt about it…we have no choice, and would be forced to leave in order to save the business.”

Magpul cited the example of the Eastern Sports and Outdoors Show, which was canceled earlier this year after the organizers announced that it would not permit a popular category of firearm, like the ones Magpul makes accessories for, in the show. Public outcry from the customer base forced exhibitors to withdraw from participation, causing the cancellation of the show, and an estimated loss of $70 million of show revenue for hotels, restaurants, merchants, and other businesses in Pennsylvania, where the show was to be held.

Magpul Industries directly employs 200 people, supports another 400 supply-chain jobs, and contributes over $85 million annually to Colorado’s economy. Doug Smith, Chief Operating Officer for Magpul, says that it is a difficult position to be in. “We could choose to stay in a state that wants our jobs and revenue, but not our products, and lose half the jobs we are fighting to save, or potentially the entire business, when our customers stop buying. Or, we can take the company and those 600 jobs out of Colorado to continue our growth and the growth of American manufacturing in a state that shares our values. This is not really a choice. It’s an unfortunate and inevitable result of the actions of the Legislature if this bill passes.”

Magpul was started over a decade ago by Fitzpatrick, a former U.S. Marine. It has become one of Colorado’s fastest growing businesses, successfully marketing its products to American and allied military forces, police departments, sporting goods stores, and thousands of responsible private citizens. Fitzpatrick says that the rich western culture and strong values of individual freedom and responsibility, traditionally found in Colorado, were one of the reasons the company chose to remain in the state.

“It is heartbreaking to me, my employees, and their families, to think that we will be forced to leave,” Fitzpatrick said. “But if HB13-1224 passes, we will simply have no choice.”

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What you can do to help!

 

Please contact the following to help our friends at Magpul out. No company deserves to go through this and should never have to. The politics involved in the Sandy Hook tragedy has gone too far. When are these politicians going to get there minds in the right place and do what is best for the country? I hope that everyone that reads this will do something. That’s the only way to prevent this from happening. Your voice does matter.

Contact Via Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/JohnHickenlooper

E-Mail:
http://www.colorado.gov/govhdir/requests/opinion-leg.html

Mail
John W Hickenlooper, Governor 136 State Capitol Denver, CO 80203-1792

Phone
(303) 866-2471

Fax
(303) 866-2003

 

Bank of America – Anti Gun – Drops McMillan Group International

Bank of America has sparked outrage from gun lovers after telling McMillan Group International that they could no longer do business because they manufacture firearms.

 

McMillan Group was quick to post on their Facebook to all their customers what had just happened:

 

McMillan Fiberglass Stocks, McMillan Firearms Manufacturing, McMillan Group International have been collectively banking with Bank of America for 12 years. Today Mr. Ray Fox, Senior Vice President, Market Manager, Business Banking, Global Commercial Banking came to my office. He scheduled the meeting as an “account analysis” meeting in order to evaluate the two lines of credit we have with them. H…e spent 5 minutes talking about how McMillan has changed in the last 5 years and have become more of a firearms manufacturer than a supplier of accessories. At this point I interrupted him and asked “Can I possible save you some time so that you don’t waste your breath? What you are going to tell me is that because we are in the firearms manufacturing business you no longer what my business.” “That is correct” he says. I replied “That is okay, we will move our accounts as soon as possible. We can find a 2nd Amendment friendly bank that will be glad to have our business. You won’t mind if I tell the NRA, SCI and everyone one I know that BofA is not firearms industry friendly?” “You have to do what you must” he said. “So you are telling me this is a politically motivated decision, is that right?” Mr Fox confirmed that it was. At which point I told him that the meeting was over and there was nothing let for him to say. I think it is import for all Americans who believe in and support our 2nd amendment right to keep and bear arms should know when a business does not support these rights. What you do with that knowledge is up to you. When I don’t agree with a business’ political position I can not in good conscience support them. We will soon no longer be accepting Bank of America credit cards as payment for our products. Kelly D McMillan Director of Operations McMillan Group International, LLC 623-582-9635 www.mcmillanusa.com

 

 

Bank of America started seeing hundreds of customers posting nasty comments on their page. Customers are stating “We are dropping you”.

 

Bank of America Released this:

 

We want to let you know that we hear your comments and questions regarding one of our customers. While we cannot discuss the details of any individual client we work with, we can assure you the allegations being made here are completely false. Bank of America does not have a policy that prohibits us from banking clients in this industry. In fact, we have numerous, longstanding customers in the industry. We are also extremely proud of our support of the US military and reject any assertion to the contrary. We count as clients many companies that provide for our nation’s defense. We employ thousands of veterans, Guardsmen, and Reservists, and plan to increase our hiring this year.

I wouldnt be too suprised to see thousands of customers taking their money out of BOA’s banks around the country. They have simply pissed off every single gun owner in the country. This is not my “Bank of America”. We here at USA Gun Blog beleive in one simple thing. The right to bear arms. Anyone trying to take action to change that is NOT someone we will support.

We fully back McMillan Group International and hope to see everyone make their profile picture the Bank Of America with a X through it.

Bank of America, you have one thing to do and I think everyone knows what that is….. A public announcment on your views, WITH an apology.

Stay Away – USAammo.com Review –

USAAMMO

 

 

After being constantly spammed from this company and disregarding e-mail I sent them to stop, I decided to go out and do a little research on the company. Within five minutes of typing in “usaammo” in Google, I quickly realized the reputation this company has built. A VERY BAD ONE. Not only do they spam gun web sites with their website but they continue to rip people off all over the country. I have compiled a simple list of links that will give you just a little taste of how this company does business.

 

Complaint 1

Complaint 2 – Ammo Destroys weapon?

 

They seem not only to be careless with their quality but customer service skills as well. They have proved numerous times that their business practices are not professional and seem not to even care. With the internet becoming a place for customers to voice their opinion about products & customer service, this company is heading in a downward spiral.

 

Spamming gun sites are not going to get you anywhere! It is going to hurt your online business and will not give you any positive advertisement. We here at usagunblog plan to pass on your business practices to all we know.  At anytime this company wants to respond to my e-mails – I will be more than glad to remove this from this blog –

 

 

At 70th anniversary, Pearl Harbor survivors’ group prepares to disband

PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii — Under calm skies 70 years to the day of the attack on Pearl Harbor, about 120 survivors gathered Wednesday to mark the anniversary with ceremonies that began with a moment of silence for the 2,400 Americans who lost their lives.

 

And towards the end, it came with an announcement that seemed inevitable: The Pearl Harbor Survivors Association will disband on Dec. 31.

Association President William Muehleib cited the age and poor health of remaining members.

“It was time. Some of the requirements became a burden,” Muehleib said after the ceremony.

The association has 2,700 members but there are an estimated 7,000 to 8,000 Pearl Harbor survivors. Local chapters will function as long as they have members and survivors can gather socially, but they will no longer have a formal, national group that organizes an annual trip for the anniversary.

The moment of silence came just before 8 a.m., when the first Japanese planes launched their attack. The survivors were joined by Navy Secretary Ray Mabus, military leaders and civilians at a ceremony in Pearl Harbor.

“You the survivors, as well as those who were lost, earned with your blood, with your sacrifice, a legacy you have passed on to those who followed,” Mabus said.

Altogether 3,000 people attended the event at a site overlooking the sunken USS Arizona and the white memorial that straddles the battleship.

In a statement, President Barack Obama hailed veterans of the bombing and proclaimed Wednesday as “National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day.”

 
 
 
NBC’s Reporter Writes:
 
“Their tenacity helped define the Greatest Generation and their valor fortified all who served during World War II. As a nation, we look to December 7, 1941, to draw strength from the example set by these patriots and to honor all who have sacrificed for our freedoms,” he said.

Also this week, five ash scattering and interment ceremonies are being held for five survivors whose cremated remains are returning to Pearl Harbor after their deaths.

On Tuesday, Lee Soucy’s urn was placed on his battleship, the USS Utah, which is lying on its side near the place where it sank. The ashes of Vernon Olsen, who was on the Arizona during the attack, will be placed on his ship late Wednesday.

The U.S. lost 12 vessels that day, but the Arizona and the Utah are the only ones still sitting in the harbor. The attack brought the United States into World War II.

The ashes of three other survivors will be scattered in the water in separate ceremonies this week.
USS Utah survivor Gilbert Meyer said he comes back each year to see his shipmates entombed in the battleship which rests not far from where it sank off Ford Island.

Meyer, 88, recalled his ship rolling over after being hit by a torpedo and seeing Japanese planes dropping bombs. When the planes began showing machine gun fire, he knew it was time to move.

“That really got my attention so I got in the water and swam ashore,” he said.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.