“The company began a nationwide search for a new base of operations after legislation was enacted in Colorado that dramatically limits the sale of firearms accessories – the core of Magpul’s business,” the business said in a statement. “Magpul plans on initially transitioning 92% of its current workforce outside of Colorado within 12-16 months and will maintain only limited operations in Colorado.”
Groups on both sides are now pursuing ballot measures for later this year, The Denver Post reports. One measure, proposed by a former police chief and a University of Denver professor, would limit concealed handguns on college campuses. Another overturns all gun restrictions passed last year. Both have further hurdles to overcome before being placed on the ballot.
Despite the late-2012 massacre in Newtown, Conn., gun-rights proponents last year were more successful in pursuing their agenda than supporters of gun control. Roughly 1,500 bills were introduced in the year since the December 2012 shooting and, of those, 109 are now law, according to The New York Times. Seventy of the enacted laws loosen gun restrictions, while just 39 tighten them.