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Colorado Gun Parts Manufacturer Giving Away High-Capacity Magazines Ahead of Ban

| by Sarah Fruchtnicht
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Magpul Industries Corp. is giving away 1,500 empty 20- and 30-round magazines ahead of a Colorado ban on high-capacity magazines at what they are calling the “Farewell to Arms” festival.

Magpul announced it would be leaving Colorado when tougher gun legislation, including a ban on magazines over 15 rounds, was passed earlier this year.

“Come on out and join the festivities at Infinity Park in Glendale, CO, this Saturday, June 29, celebrating FREEDOM on the last weekend before the unconstitutional mag ban takes effect,” the company wrote on its Facebook page. “The first 1500 attendees through the gate over the age of 18 will receive a free Magpul Gen M2 MOE 30rd magazine.”

“Just to clarify, it seems many of the local news outlets are billing us as an ‘ammunition’ company and saying that we will be giving out free ammo. This is incorrect,” the company said in a statement on Facebook. “We build magazines and accessories, and it is empty 20- and 30-round magazines that will be for sale and also given away for the first 1,500.”

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Earlier this month, Magpul offered customers the opportunity to buy the 40-round version of its popular PMAG magazine before it becomes illegal on July 1.

In March, Gov. John Hickenloopper signed a law banning magazines that hold more than 15 rounds of ammunition and requiring background checks for private and online gun sales.

Sources: Fox News, Washington Times