(BuzzFeed) As some states begin to tighten gun laws in light of the mass shooting in Newtown, Conn., South Carolina Rep. Jeff Duncan is hoping to turn his state into a haven for the firearms industry.

On Tuesday, BuzzFeed has learned, Duncan wrote to Magpul, a major manufacturer of high-capacity ammunition magazines, and urged the company to relocate to South Carolina from Colorado, where the state House on Monday approved limits on magazine size.

“Recently, many states have considered implementing new bans and placing more restrictions on our Second Amendment rights, including Colorado,” Duncan wrote. “At a time when our government is consistently thwarting the ability of individuals to own businesses, voluntarily trade goods and services, and grow our economy, South Carolina is committed to writing a different story.”

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