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West Virginians Support 'Bring Magpul to West Virginia' Campaign

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CLARKSBURG -

As government bodies discuss the future of gun ownership rights, thousands of Americans are stocking up before legislation changes.

"Normally have most of the popular Magpul items here on the wall. I don't have much right now. The availability of everything in this business is just slim to none right now," said Eric Satterfield, owner of Defender Arms in Clarksburg.

Magpul is one of the most well-known gun accessory manufactures in the United States.

But low inventories aren't the only issues pre-legislation is causing.

"Anything above 15 rounds in Colorado is now considered to be high-capacity magazines. This in effect prohibits the sales, transfers, ownerships of these high capacity magazines," said Jeremy McGowan, creator of the "Bring Magpul to West Virginia" Facebook Page.

Magpul is based in Colorado and is considering relocating while state representatives consider Colorado House Bill 13-1224.

"Magpul has taken a stand and they've said that they will vacate Colorado should the governor sign this bill," McGowan said.

The Colorado House passed the bill this week and the Senate could sign off on it too.

While some Colorado residents and business owners may be up in arms over the proposed bill, some West Virginians are hoping to capitalize.

Jeremy McGowan created a Facebook Page called "Bring Magpul to West Virginia."

"Magpul has taken a stand and they've said that they will vacate Colorado should the governor sign this bill," McGowan said.

McGowan said West Virginia would welcome the company with open arms.

A company like that could provide hundreds of jobs for West Virginians.

But it's a good shot for gun shop owners too.

"I think the availability of their products might be a little closer, being that it's made here. Their product availability would hopefully be better instead of being shipped halfway across the United States," Satterfield said.

The Facebook Page generated more than 1,000 likes in its first week. To check it out, click here.