Company Steps Into Colorado Gun Control Debate

ERIE (March 2, 2013)-- Magpul Industries, an Erie, Colo.-based company that manufactures firearm accessories, has stepped into the gun control debate as state lawmakers consider limiting ammunition magazines.

Company officials have told legislators they will leave the state if lawmakers pass a bill to ban magazines that hold more than 15 rounds.

Lawmakers have tried to ease Magpul's concerns by amending the proposal to specify the company can still manufacture magazines of any size, but it could only sell them out of state or to law enforcement and the military.

Company officials argue the limits on magazine sizes won't prevent violence but will cause legal uncertainty for their business.

The company has largely been operated largely unnoticed since 1999.

The firearm accessories it sells are used by gun enthusiasts, the military and law enforcement.

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