With a heavy heart, I read your letter on facebook last night …
Apparently Gov. Hickenlooper has announced that he will sign l-lB 1224 on Wednesday.In December 2011, Liberty SC lost nearly 120 jobs due to a mill closing. The closing of Liberty Denim, one of the last denim makers in the United States, devastated our people's morale and the City's tax base.
We were asked for our reaction, and here is what we said: "We have said all along that based on the legal problems and uncertainties in the bill, as well as general principle, we will have no choice but to leave if the Governor signs this into law. We will start our transition out of the state almost immediately, and we will prioritize moving magazine manufacturing operations first.
We expect the first LPL/IAGs to be made outside Colorado within 30 days of the signing, with the rest to follow in phases.
We will likely become a multi-state operation as a result of this move, and not all locations have been selected.
We have made some initial contacts and evaluated a list of new potential locations for additional manufacturing and the new company headquarters, and we will begin talks with various state representatives in earnest if the Governor indeed signs this legislation.
Although we are agile for a company of our size, it is still a significant footprint, and we will perform this move in a manner that is best for the company and our employees.
It is disappointing to us that money and a social agenda from outside the state have apparently penetrated the American West to control our legislature and Governor, but we feel confident that Colorado residents can still take the state back through recalls, ballot initiatives, and the 2014 election to undo these wrongs against responsible Citizens.
As a resident of Liberty, SC who has a sharp eye on the financial, emotional, and physical state of our community, who is a strong proponent of the 2nd amendment, and who writes for Liberty's dedicated news source … I can tell you that we wholeheartedly want you to locate in Liberty, South Carolina.
We need you.
We would welcome you with open arms. We have several suitable empty facilities that appear to me to be turn key solutions for your manufacturing. We also have real estate agents ready with cleared land.
We are also a train town. Your equipment could be moved here at the most minimal cost possible.
I personally feel that locating to a town called "Liberty" would be a stand out move for you.
We have the liberty, freedom and right to bear, and that means own, guns according to our Constitution.
The purpose of ownership isn't important … it's the right! It's the liberty to do as you please as long as you are within the confines of an ethical, moral, and legal responsibility.
PLEASE consider moving here.
Be a part of our motto,
"Where neighbors become friends."
We offer hugs and handshakes here in Liberty rather than turned backs and slaps in the face.
The Smith Household, thelibertymonitor.com, and all signers below …
This is a picture of my 9 year old son with his cousin and grandpa from two weekends ago at a firing range …
* Magpul Industries Corporation is a designer and manufacturer of polymer firearms accessories and concept firearms. The company is based in Erie, Colorado. Their most notable accessories are for AR-15 magazines.