Gun Control Measures In Colorado Could Benefit Alabama

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(WHNT) - State legislatures across the country have been diligently working to pass gun control measures that they believe will minimize firearms related accidents and crimes. But as tighter restrictions are proposed, gun manufacturers are looking to move their business out of states that approve what they see as hostile legislation, and Alabama state leaders are hoping to benefit.

Earlier this week, the Colorado State House of Representatives approved a bill that would ban high-capacity magazines of 15 rounds or more. Magazine manufacturer Magpul Industries has already expressed their desire to leave the state if the bill becomes law.

Alabama Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries, John McMillan, reached out to the company, inviting them to consider Alabama as their new home.

"I think it's the perfect fit," said McMillan. "We certainly have the skilled labor force, the available labor force, and the facilities as well."

McMillan even went so far as to promise Alabama would not seriously consider similar legislation in the future.

"Frankly, the only threat I would be concerned with would be what happens with our leadership in Washington," said McMillan.

McMillan hasn't heard back from the company yet. In the meantime, he plans to reach out to similar companies in New York and Connecticut.