Friday, March 1, 2013

Magpul Closes the Police Loophole for Now

Tonight Magpul has reversed their stance to a certain extent, to continue to support law enforcement with sales in states where magazines are banned for citizens to a certain extent. We are happy to see them on board the list of over 100 companies boycotting sales to law enforcement for products banned for civilian purchase, however they will make an exemption if certain law enforcement in those states promise to uphold the constitution.

The full statement is provided below. Law Enforcement Officers have a lot of discretion in the great job they provide the public on a daily basis. Let's hope they use it wisely. Hopefully Glock, Smith & Wesson, Remington, Springfield Armory, Beretta, and other firearms manufacturers widely utilized by law enforcement will get on board as well. 

March 1st, 2013

Back in 1990, when I was deployed in Desert Shield and Desert Storm as a Marine grunt, some companies prioritized me items for my M16 for shipping that I purchased with my own funds. After getting out and forming Magpul in 1999, I established the same priority policy for Military and Law Enforcement, due to the requirements of their profession.

The same policy has been in place for 13 years now and has never been an issue until a few days ago. I do not support the idea that individual police officers should be punished for the actions of their elected officials. That said, I understand the concerns that some have with Law Enforcement officers getting special treatment while at the same time denouncing second amendment rights to another citizen in the same state. 

With the fight in Colorado right now we do not have time to implement a new program, so I have suspended all LE sales to ban states until we can implement a system wherein any Law Enforcement Officer buying for duty use will have to promise to uphold their oath to the US Constitution - specifically the second and fourteenth amendments - as it applies to all citizens.

Richard Fitzpatrick
President/CEO - Founder
Magpul Industries

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