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Company leaving US state over gun laws
Colorado gun accessories maker Magpul moving to Wyoming, Texas because of new gun laws
Associated Press
2014-01-03 03:42 AM

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) -- One of the largest producers of gun magazines in the U.S. is leaving Colorado and moving operations to Wyoming and Texas because of new gun laws.

Erie, Colorado-based Magpul Industries announced Thursday that it was moving its production, distribution and shipping operations to Cheyenne and its headquarters to Texas, making good on a vow it made to leave Colorado during last year's heated gun control debate.

The company says its corporate headquarters will likely be in north-central Texas but an exact location hasn't been determined yet.

Colorado has been the site of several high profile gun massacres in recent years including the 1999 shooting at Colombine High School and the 2012 shooting at a movie theater in Aurora -- two of the biggest mass killings in U.S. history.

The Colorado Legislature and Gov. John Hickenlooper last year enacted a new law prohibiting the sale of gun magazines with more than 15 rounds.

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