Friday, March 1, 2013

Magpul Announcement: REGARDING LEO SALES

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


  1. Magpul on integrity of principle -- YOU'RE DOING IT RIGHT!

    Thank you

  2. Just introduced to your site-I will be back-

  3. Sorry, Magpul, not good enough. UNLESS you offer the same "take an oath" option to ALL citizens, you're still playing the game that a certain class of citizen has superior rights to another. Unacceptable.

    The life of a citizen is as valuable as that of a civil servant. ALL citizens deserve the equal ability to protect their life. Period, end of story.

  4. Chief, gotta disagree with you. First, sorry for the anonymous response.

    Second, I get where you are coming from and what you are trying to say. I think you are injecting more into the issue than what is there.

    Magpul is saying that if it's good enough for the goose, it's good enough for the gander. In other words, they are keeping LEO in ban states from making hypocrites out of themselves (which they will most likely do on their own anyway). I don't detect any elitism coming from Magpul, nor do I detect them putting more value on one life or another.

    What I do detect, however, is an effort to ensure that citizens retain a level of force that is not diminished in the face looming tyrants. I'm sure if "civil servant" (who are all too often not servants and very uncivil), were to step on the correct side of the line then Magpul would have no issues selling to them whatsoever. Would you be willing to say that the French who supplied arms to the colonies in the Revolutionary War valued one man's life over another? Maybe, maybe not.

    Magpul is attempting to level the playing field all the while the tyrants are trying to make the playing field advantageous in their favor.