On Friday, March 1, 2013 Magpul Industries, makers of firearm accessories and concept firearms, announced that it is suspending all sales to law enforcement in ban states.
From the Magpul blog today:
Regarding LEO Sales
March 1st, 2013
Back in 1990, when I was deployed in Desert Shield and Desert Storm as a Marine grunt, some companies prioritized me items for my M16 for shipping that I purchased with my own funds. After getting out and forming Magpul in 1999, I established the same priority policy for Military and Law Enforcement, due to the requirements of their profession.
The same policy has been in place for 13 years now and has never been an issue until a few days ago. I do not support the idea that individual police officers should be punished for the actions of their elected officials. That said, I understand the concerns that some have with Law Enforcement officers getting special treatment while at the same time denouncing second amendment rights to another citizen in the same state.
With the fight in Colorado right now we do not have time to implement a new program, so I have suspended all LE sales to ban states until we can implement a system wherein any Law Enforcement Officer buying for duty use will have to promise to uphold their oath to the US Constitution - specifically the second and fourteenth amendments - as it applies to all citizens.
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Magpul Industries, established in 1999, is currently located in Colorado, although it has threatened to leave the state if gun control measures are passed, of course, taking with it jobs and revenue.
On Tuesday, Magpul announced via Facebook that it was moving forward with a program to “get standard capacity PMAGs into the hands of any Colorado resident that wants them.” This announcement was in response to the gun control measures presently threatening Colorado. While some applauded this decision, others still pressured Magpul to stop selling to government and law enforcement.
Companies like Magpul have been under fire immediately following the tragedy at Sandy Hook in December, as gun-grabbers predictably blame the guns for such tragedies, rather than the people actually firing them, much less other possibilities which are a blatant conflict of financial interest, at best.
Some companies, such as Cheaper Than Dirt, took advantage of the gun buying frenzy that followed Sandy Hook. Of course, these decisions only ultimately hurt the company. Presently, Magpul is being commended for its decision to stand up for American’s Second Amendment rights.
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