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3/13/2013 3:00:00 AM
Duncan: "Hopefully Colorado's loss will be South Carolina's gain"
Congressman Jeff Duncan reacts to Colorado General Assembly's Passage of new gun laws

Washington, D.C. — Congressman Jeff Duncan reacted to the Colorado General Assembly's decision to pass new restrictive gun laws that will drive businesses out of their state.

In February, Duncan wrote Magpul’s COO inviting them to move their Colorado facility to the Palmetto State. At the time, the Colorado General Assembly was considering a harsh new anti-gun law that would restrict Second Amendment freedoms of Colorado residents and cause some firearms businesses to close up shop.

On Monday, the Colorado General Assembly passed that bill, and now one business is saying they are preparing to leave.

“Hopefully, Colorado's loss will be South Carolina's gain,” said Duncan. “The Constitution is perfectly clear that the right to bear arms shall not be infringed. If states like Colorado want to violate the fundamental rights of their citizens, then I hope states like South Carolina will gladly welcome businesses in the firearms industry, and the jobs they provide to relocate to our communities."

"I hope Governor Haley will join me in encouraging this business and others in the firearms industry to bring their business and their jobs to South Carolina."

Magpul has made their intentions to relocate crystal clear. “As we have previously stated, HB 1224, if signed into law will require us to move operations out of Colorado," Magpul said in a public release. "This is a process that will take some organization/negotiation with potential new location(s). Work on relocation of production assets has already started and as we move through various scenarios, we will be unable to comment on possible new locations or details of the move until decisions have been finalized.”

With the Colorado Senate passing the gun control package, all that’s left is for the Governor to sign the bill into law.

Duncan also sent a letter to Remington Arms encouraging them to relocate to South Carolina after New York decided to adopt the most restrictive gun policies in the country, and he said his office was contacted by another firearms company to learn more about the business climate in South Carolina after hearing about the letters.

You can read the letters that Duncan sent to Remington & Magpul at the link below.

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Reader Comments

Posted: Friday, March 15, 2013
Article comment by: Steven Henderson

Johnny, are you saying you can only be happy when high on marijuana??? Really??? It would appear whatever common sense you had got smoked away.

Look, if you don't want to own a gun that is your choice. If you can't legally own a gun, it must have been a bad choice in the past.

At any rate, why would you deny me owning a gun when it makes me happy?!!!

Posted: Friday, March 15, 2013
Article comment by: Steven Henderson

Yes, Norval, I do have an answer. Most folks, law abiding citizens, don't have guns so, obviously, deaths caused by guns do go down. Now if you look at the number of homicides, they have gone up since guns were taken away from, who???law abiding citizens. DUH! They are now dead because they did not have the tool needed to protect themselves and their families.

Posted: Thursday, March 14, 2013
Article comment by: mack bolan

"part that says I have the right to happiness " Johnny maybe you need to go read the constitution, it says you have the right to pursue happiness. It also says "the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed." Making pot legal would not produce any jobs, people could grow it at home or on their property where lazy dope heads would come & steal it. And if it would bring in tax revenue like alcohol (which kills a whole lot more people & cause more health problems than guns) it would be legal every where. I agree that when people like you & Norval speak I do wonder about the common sense level around here. And Kris right now gun rights are a big issue, Duncan is at least trying to bring some companies & jobs here with the bad situation.

Posted: Thursday, March 14, 2013
Article comment by: Kris King

Does Jeff Duncan have anything on his mind other than guns?

Posted: Thursday, March 14, 2013
Article comment by: Johnny Williams

Please Norval you are asking people to use common sense, this is South Carolina where common sense does not enter the picture. Look who was voted in as the governor, so don't expect people to answer your question. The Brady law was a republican passed gun control law, Richard Nixon wanted all handguns made illeagal so stop trying to say this is the dems that are the only ones wanting some proof of ability to own a weapon. The right wingers want you to have to prove you have a right to vote, must have picture id but the same group wants it to be legal for anyone to walk in off the street and buy a gun without any backgoound check, makes a lot of sense since this is SC. Colorado legalized marijuana so they do not need the guns like we do here because we make people into criminals here for having 1/10 of a gram of the stuff. Ok Mack you are so up on the constitution and enforcing it then why does the part that says I have the right to happiness not a part of your agenda and you start with getting marijuana legal here? Just think of the criminals it will take off the street and at no cost, actually would produce jobs and tax revenue if legalized.
Think about it

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