reply to post by Tw0Sides
A company attempting to blackmail the government?
What stalinesque regime are you from again?
Do you enjoy waiting in line for bread?
Get freaking real dude if you knew any LESS about business and the founding principles this country was built upon I'd just utterly ignore your
comment, but maybe just maybe you'll read this message and think for a moment or two.
1. Magpul was NOT IN ANY WAY attempting to blackmail anyone. See in the REAL WORLD us rational adults who can't be swayed by cheap fear tactics live
in it's a well known fact that businesses not only have the CHOICE but also the OBLIGATION to do what is best for their business.
2. This succinctly put means that when a company now finds itself in soon to be hostile territory there are some distinct actions it MUST take if it
wants to survive as a viable commercial entity.
A: It must first do everything in it's power to avert said hostile acts that would cripple and or kill their business.
i. Magpul did this by making it well known that IF they continued in their course of action it would have
VERY REAL financial and political ramifications for everyone involved.
B: It must do this because being forced to move a MULTI MILLION dollar company that directly or indirectly
brings even more money into the local economy is a large and expensive undertaking.
C: Magpul HAD NO CHOICE but to take this course of action for any number of reasons.
i. First off if Magpul did not make this statement, and/or now does not follow through they will see a
massive drop in their sales from all of the people out there that understand the concept of voting with
one's wallet. Ask me when the last time was that I bought ANYTHING manufactured in California, New
York or Illinois was? I can tell you honestly and truthfully it's been ever since they crossed the line in the
sand that is stripping law abiding citizens of rights they are GUARANTEED by the constitution. Is this
sometimes inconvenient? Oh you betcha! My girlfriend just rolls her eyes at me every time we pick up a
package of something we want to try and I read the back of the label then calmly set the item back on
the shelf and look for something equivalent made in a FREE state. As a supposed free citizen it is not
just your RIGHT but your duty to protest what you see as injustice in ANY and EVERY way possible.
One of the best ways to do this in a pseudo capitalist society is to hit offenders where it hurts them the
most, THEIR WALLET!
D: Magpul was also very shrewd to make this announcement for a number of reasons.
i. In case you didn't know it the state of Colorado is in a SEVERE budget crisis. To the point where they
are closing down prisons and other things that they really can't afford to operate but are otherwise
necessary and vital to society.
ii. It also shows they care enough about every business the second and third order effects of their
departure will affect. In case you were unaware Magpul plows a very large amount of it's profits back into
R and D. This effectively means that when Magpul leaves it won't just be those jobs and dollars the state
is losing but that there will also be dozens if not hundreds of other businesses locally that will now suffer
if not outright have to close shop because of this.
iii. It also sends a very clear message to their core client base that their corporate ethic cannot be bought
or bullied into bowing down to convenience or selling out to profits while the people they live and work
with are unfairly and unconstitutionally denied access to their products.
To close this out I would also exhort you to study history more thoroughly, particularly focusing on all of the bloody and violent incidents of
oppression in the last 100 years, as well as the thousands of pages of supplemental literature the founding fathers were so gracious to leave us in
addition to the constitution. Because even the "constitution is a living document" crowd acknowledges, when it's convenient, that we should follow
the INTENT of the original document. The actions the state of Colorado has already taken, and much of the rest of the nation are looking at taking DO
NOT FIT THAT INTENT.
Further if you REALLY want to impress me and learn something in the process first google states and municipalities with the most restrictive gun laws.
Then google states and municipalities with the highest violent crime rates. Now compare those lists and tell me gun control works.
19-2-2013 by roguetechie because: (no reason given)