Colorado gun magazine manufacturer, Magpul Industries, says it's moving operations

BOULDER, Colo. - A Colorado company that makes gun magazines says it expects to begin making magazines out of state within 30 days.

Gun accessory manufacturer, Magpul Industries, posted on its Facebook page that it is "actively working" on plans to move now that Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper has signed three gun control bills -- one of which limits magazines to 15 rounds.

"We will start our transition out of the state almost immediately, and we will prioritize moving magazine manufacturing operations first," Magpul posted on its Facebook this week. "We expect the first PMAGs to be made outside CO 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."

A search found at least five Facebook groups asking Magpul to move to their states. "Magpul Industries - Texas Wants You" has 2,046 likes. "Bring Magpul Industries to Alabama" has 1,551 likes. The group's page says, "This is a grassroots effort to help bring Magpul Industries to the great State of Alabama!"

Magpul is based in Erie. It has about 200 workers.