With just days to go before Colorado's strict new gun control law is set to take effect, gun accessories manufacturer Magpul says it plans to distribute 1,500 30-round magazines to gun owners for free.From Magpul's Facebook page:
The company, which has vowed to leave the state over the law, will take part in what organizers are calling a "Farewell to Arms Festival," on Saturday in Glendale, KDVR.com reports.
Magpul plans to give away magazines to the first 1,500 attendees and participants will also be able to buy up to three magazines for $10 each, according to the report.
Glendale Deputy City Manager Chuck Line told the station the event will be the "last opportunity" for residents to obtain standard capacity magazines for the AR-15 semi-automatic rifle.
Magpul has not said where it will relocated, but posted Monday night, "Magpul Industries Corp. Move announcement coming soon...there's just a lot of things to nail down before we talk about it publicly. We've got a lot of things in motion though!"One more reason to move to Colorado!
Officials in several states, including Alaska, Alabama, West Virginia and Texas, are trying to woo Magpul to come to their state.