Firearm Accessories Maker Hands Out 1,500, 30-Round PMAGs To Protest Colorado Capacity Ban
MILFORD, N.H.—The New Hampshire Firearms Coalition will give away five of Magpul's 30-round PMAG magazines in a drawing at the end of the month to honor the firearms-accessory maker's protest effort late last month against a new Colorado gun-control law that bans the rifle magazines it produces.
Magpul Industries Corp., which is currently based in Erie, Colo., gave away 1,500 of its 30-round PMAG magazines designed for AR-15 style rifles to Colorado state residents at a protest event on June 29. A Colorado law restricting the size of firearm magazines to no more than 15 rounds took effect on July 1, but currently owned magazines, including the PMAGs Magpul distributed, will be legally “grandfathered.”
“Clearly, Magpul is a no-compromise company that not only stands on principle, but also takes action to advance the constitutional rights of firearm owners in Colorado and all across America,” said JR Hoell, secretary of the New Hampshire Firearms Coalition.
“As the Granite State's only no-compromise firearm rights organization, the New Hampshire Firearms Coalition is excited to be able to honor and stand with Magpul in our national fight for firearm freedom by offering five, 30-round PMAGs to our members,” Hoell added. “We hope our effort to build solidarity with fellow firearm freedom fighters will also build support for the God-given right of individuals to bear arms in defense of themselves, their families, their property and the state.”
The New Hampshire Firearm Coalition will hold its drawing honoring Magpul's stand for firearm freedom on September 1st, and only paid family- or annual-coalition members will be eligible for the drawing. NHFC board members and their family members will not be eligible.
Magpul announced not long after Colorado's Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper signed the unconstitutional magazine restriction into law that it is now producing its PMAG magazines outside the Centennial State for the first time in company history as a result of the new law. By the end of July, the company will reveal the location of its new permanent home outside Colorado.
"It is a shame that Gov. Maggie Hassan has intentionally avoided efforts to recruit to New Hampshire firearms manufacturers, such as Magpul from Colorado and PTR Industries from Connecticut,” Hoell said. “These are companies that gave advanced notice about their plans to leave states that pass unconstitutional gun-control laws. Manufacturing firms are clearly considering states that respect firearm freedom, and New Hampshire should be a no brainer for these companies. What a lost opportunity to create jobs and support our state's economy!”
About the New Hampshire Firearms Coalition
The New Hampshire Firearms Coalition, which is comprised of law-abiding firearms owners, manufacturers and dealers, keeps its members informed about their legislators’ actions on important bills and other activity concerning firearm rights. The NHFC is New Hampshire’s only No Compromise Gun Rights Organization. While many so-called “gun rights groups” work to curry favor with politicians, NHFC is working aggressively to hold politicians accountable and to put a stop to gun control. For more information, please visit www.nhfc-ontarget.org.