Gardner invites Hickenlooper to join him on tour of Magpul Industries

COLO. – In light of the raging gun control debate on the state and federal level, Congressman Cory Gardner (CO-04) has invited Colorado Gov.  John Hickenlooper to join him on a tour of Magpul Industries, a gun parts manufacturer, tomorrow morning.

“As elected officials, I think it is important that we educate ourselves on how legislation can affect our constituents, which is why I have arranged for a tour of Magpul’s facility,” Gardner said.  “Considering everything that is happening at the state legislature this week, I thought the Governor might be able to benefit from the tour as well, and I hope he will seriously consider joining me.” 

In a letter to Hickenlooper, Gardner wrote: “Striving to keep our children and our communities safe is an admirable goal and one that I believe we share.  However, we must be aware of the unintended consequences that can come with good intentions.  Disarming law abiding citizens not only makes our communities less safe, but it comes with immediate economic consequences as well.  Magpul is threatening to leave our state, taking hundreds of jobs with it, as the direct result of gun control legislation that is not even going to make us any safer.”

Texas Gov. Rick Perry and South Carolina Congressman Jeff Duncan have already reached out to Magpul asking  the company to relocate to their respective states, which they say are more friendly to the 2nd Amendment. 

To read Gardner's letter, click HERE.


Congressman Gardner is a member in the U.S. House of Representatives serving Colorado's 4th Congressional District. He sits on the Energy and Commerce Committee and is a member of the following Subcommittees: Communications and Technology, Energy and Power, and Oversight and Investigations.

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