Magpul Changes Positions – Will No Longer Sell to Law Enforcement in Anti Gun States

by Guns Save Lives  |  published on March 3, 2013

Bravo Magpul. The gun community spoke and you listened.

After a bit of a backlash when Magpul announced they would continue magazine sales to law enforcement in states where those same magazines were banned from civilians, Magpul has now changes their policy and pledges to explore a better way enforce their sales in the future.

Besides the sale to law enforcement issue, Magpul has been a very outspoken supporter of gun rights in recent weeks, announcing they will leave their home state of CO if a proposed magazine ban is signed into law there. They also put a plan in place to allow CO residents to buy up to 10 PMags immediately ahead of the ban.

Here is a copy of Magpul’s announcement.

March 1st, 2013

Back in 1990, when I was deployed in Desert Shield and Desert Storm as a Marine grunt, some companies prioritized me items for my M16 for shipping that I purchased with my own funds. After getting out and forming Magpul in 1999, I established the same priority policy for Military and Law Enforcement, due to the requirements of their profession.

The same policy has been in place for 13 years now and has never been an issue until a few days ago. I do not support the idea that individual police officers should be punished for the actions of their elected officials. That said, I understand the concerns that some have with Law Enforcement officers getting special treatment while at the same time denouncing second amendment rights to another citizen in the same state.

With the fight in Colorado right now we do not have time to implement a new program, so I have suspended all LE sales to ban states until we can implement a system wherein any Law Enforcement Officer buying for duty use will have to promise to uphold their oath to the US Constitution – specifically the second and fourteenth amendments – as it applies to all citizens.

Richard Fitzpatrick
President/CEO – Founder
Magpul Industries

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