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Magpul to give away 1,500 30-round ammunition magazines in Colorado on Saturday


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Apr 6, 2011

Magpul plans to give away 1,500 30-round ammunition magazines in Colorado on Saturday, just a couple days before the ban goes into effect. The magazines will be given away at a “Freedom Festival” on a first-come first-served basis. The event will be held at Infinity Park in Glendale, Colo., from 4-8 p.m., Magpul announced on its official Facebook page.

A number of gun control measures will go into effect July 1, including the magazine ban and expansive universal background checks. However, the law is not retroactive and allows gun owners to keep soon-to-be illegal high-capacity magazines if they were purchased legally before July 1.

In other words, every gun owner who gets a free 30-round magazine from Magpul is covered.
Magpul Plans to Give Away 1,500 30 Round Magazines Ahead of New Colorado Magazine Ban

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“Just to clarify, it seems many of the local news outlets are billing us as an ‘ammunition’ company, and saying that we will be giving out free ammo. This is incorrect…as you all know, we build magazines and accessories, and it is empty, 20 and 30 round magazines that will be for sale and also given away for the first 1500,” Magpul said in a statement.

Magpul, which claims it contributes roughly $85 million to Colorado’s economy and employs 200 people, is leaving Colorado over the new gun control measured signed into law by Gov. John Hickenlooper in response to the Sandy Hook shooting.

The company reaffirmed its plan to leave Colorado on its Facebook page on Thursday, though Magpul hasn’t announced where its moving to.


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People line up for half-mile to get free 30-round ammo magazines before Colorado ban
By Gil Aegerter, Staff Writer, NBC News

Thousands of people lined up in Colorado on Saturday for the chance to get free 30-round gun magazines before they’re banned by a new state law.

The line at the “Farewell to Arms Freedom” festival in the Denver suburb of Glendale stretched more than half a mile, the Denver Post reported. Magpul Industries, a maker of firearms accessories based in Erie, Colo., had donated 20,000 magazines for the event, with 1,500 given away and the rest to be sold at a discount.

The Post reported that the proceeds would go to the effort to recall two state senators who helped push through the law, which goes into effect Monday. The event was put on by Free Colorado, which says on its website that it is a nonprofit aimed at ensuring the rights of firearm owners.

The new law limits gun magazines to 15 rounds. People can still possess larger magazines, but those can’t be sold or transferred to other people in Colorado after Monday.

The law was passed in the wake of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut, in which a gunman used 30-round magazines on a Bushmaster rifle to fire 154 bullets in less than five minutes. He killed 20 first-graders and six teachers and staff before shooting himself with a pistol.

"I don't see this as gun control," state Rep. Rhonda Fields, D-Aurora, who is not a target of the recall effort, told NBC station KUSA of Denver. “These are common sense measures to deal with gun violence. We're not taking away people's Second Amendment rights. People can still have access to guns."

But such arguments haven’t satisified opponents. Magpul has threatened to move out of Colorado over the ban.

"We are not going to take this lying down," said Kelly Maher, spokesperson for Free Colorado, told KUSA. "We are going to stand up and we are going to fight for what we believe in."