Magpul Joins Over 100 Companies Boycotting Law Enforcement Sales

Saturday, March 9, 2013
By Paul Martin

by Max Slowik

In a recent announcement, Magpul is enacting a new policy where they will not sell to law enforcement in states with laws banning certain firearms or with magazine capacity limits. They’re one of more than 100 companies that have similar policies.

While a few notable companies have had similar policies for years, the number of companies who are now boycotting law enforcement agencies has ballooned following the recent surge of new gun control laws.

Magpul’s policy will halt all law enforcement sales for now, and may in the future include a provision to sell to individual officers who “uphold their oath to the U.S. Constitution — specifically the Second and Fourteenth amendments — as it applies to all citizens.”

Some have criticized this as a half-measure, saying that officers may make hollow pledges to Magpul in order to purchase their products, and that this is more of a marketing move.

Others are defending the policy. Right now it’s hard and fast, with an end to all law enforcement officers in so-called “ban states.” Citing Magpul’s other contributions to the ongoing fight for gun rights, including direct action in their home state of Colorado against recent gun control legislation and their prioritization of sales to Colorado residents as indicators of Magpul’s sincerity, many are backing the company with its decision to halt or at least severely curtail sales to law enforcement in those states.

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