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Harrisburg’s Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show bans tactical weapons(AR's-now main sponsor pulls out!)
Fox43 ^

Posted on 01/19/2013 2:51:05 PM PST by Red in Blue PA

The annual Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show in Harrisburg is banning assault weapons this year.

Reed Exhibitions puts on the annual event and made the decision not to include tactical rifles less than a month before the show, much to the chagrin of those who plan to attend.

“I think a man ought to be able to have what he wants. If he want an assault rifle for some reason, to hunt with or just target shoot or whatever, I think he should have it without a whole lot of hassle,” said Dennis Hackler, a gun owner.

Hackler said heading to the show every year is a tradition, but the ban may change that.

(Excerpt) Read more at fox43.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: awb; banglist; guncontrol; obama; secondamendment
This is an article from the 16th. Since the, people have been outraged by the omission of AR's and many companies have been pulling out. Today was great news. Cabela's, the main sponsor, said on their FB page that they are pulling out. Hope this Reed company who does these outdoor shoes goes under.....I read somewhere that they are British based.

Do NOT go to this show. Instead, give your business to businesses who are Pro-2A like Cabela's.

1 posted on 01/19/2013 2:51:18 PM PST by Red in Blue PA
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To: Red in Blue PA

Stay away and make it a flop.


2 posted on 01/19/2013 2:56:15 PM PST by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

I’m sure turnout will skyrocket with liberal treehuggers clogging the entrances. LOL


3 posted on 01/19/2013 2:57:11 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Excellent news on Cabelas. I will not be going. Today I went to Trops and spend some money. Trops Gun Shop was one of the first to pull out.


4 posted on 01/19/2013 3:00:56 PM PST by ConservativeInPA (Molon Labe)
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To: ConservativeInPA

Yep. Trops was one of the first to pull out. The ones who stand for the 2A will forever get my money, and the ones who do not will forever not get my money.

Support of the 2A is binary; you either support it or you don’t. No middle ground.


5 posted on 01/19/2013 3:04:11 PM PST by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Red in Blue PA
Cabela's statement:

"Due to recent changes made by Reed Exhibitions regarding the Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show, Cabela’s will no longer sponsor this year’s event. After careful consideration regarding Cabela’s business practices, and the feelings of our customers, Cabela’s will, unfortunately, not have a presence at the Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show."

Cabelas Facebook Page

This is going to hurt Reed badly in south central PA.

6 posted on 01/19/2013 3:10:05 PM PST by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Timber Rattler
This is going to hurt Reed badly in south central PA.

Hope that Reed goes bankrupt.
7 posted on 01/19/2013 3:14:53 PM PST by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Red in Blue PA

I will now drive the extra 30 miles to buy ALL of my sporting goods at Cabelas!!!!


8 posted on 01/19/2013 3:25:22 PM PST by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

I’ve been going to Harrison since 1989. Now I’m done. They’ve lost me with this display of spineless capitulation. F them.


9 posted on 01/19/2013 3:25:33 PM PST by paulcissa (The first requirement of Liberalism is to stand on your head and tell the world they're upside down)
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To: Red in Blue PA

I’ve been going to Harrisburg since 1989. Now I’m done. They’ve lost me with this display of spineless capitulation. F them.


10 posted on 01/19/2013 3:26:09 PM PST by paulcissa (The first requirement of Liberalism is to stand on your head and tell the world they're upside down)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Reed Exhibition is part of Reed Elsevier which is a huge British/Dutch based company (Lexis Nexis). They will not be going out of business any time soon. Years ago they pulled out of military shows as well.


11 posted on 01/19/2013 3:28:58 PM PST by paul544
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To: paulcissa
I’ve been going to Harrisburg since 1989. Now I’m done. They’ve lost me with this display of spineless capitulation. F them.

We're approaching the time to brandish.

Caving in accomplishes no useful purpose, unless one's purpose is to further aggrandize the potentate.

12 posted on 01/19/2013 3:29:55 PM PST by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: bmwcyle

Some will go to show support for gun rights and local to area. That’s fine .

If can organize a protest to stay away
That would be better. Sends message to
participants that surrender is not the
winning move.


13 posted on 01/19/2013 3:30:59 PM PST by Morris70
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To: Timber Rattler

Cabela’s no Dick’s. Show support by ordering online from them when the offer products your
considering purchasing .


14 posted on 01/19/2013 3:34:44 PM PST by Morris70
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To: Red in Blue PA

I’ve been looking for a good thread to post this.

I saw, with my own eyes, a guy but a DPMS AR-15 at Walmart today. I saw him looking at it and I didn’t look close. I thought he was handling a Mossbert 715 because I bought one at the same Walmart a couple of weeks ago. I asked him what he thought of the Mossberg. He said that’s not a Mossberg that’s a DPMS. I looked again and it was. He got it for $599.00. He said he walked up to the counter and asked if they had any AR 15s and the guy said “yeah, we’ve got one in back”. I couldn’t believe it, and wouldn’t have if I hadn’t seen it myself. It just occurred to me I should have hung around to make sure he got approved on the background check.


15 posted on 01/19/2013 3:42:02 PM PST by suthener
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To: Red in Blue PA

I’ve been looking for a good thread to post this.

I saw, with my own eyes, a guy but a DPMS AR-15 at Walmart today. I saw him looking at it and I didn’t look close. I thought he was handling a Mossbert 715 because I bought one at the same Walmart a couple of weeks ago. I asked him what he thought of the Mossberg. He said that’s not a Mossberg that’s a DPMS. I looked again and it was. He got it for $599.00. He said he walked up to the counter and asked if they had any AR 15s and the guy said “yeah, we’ve got one in back”. I couldn’t believe it, and wouldn’t have if I hadn’t seen it myself. It just occurred to me I should have hung around to make sure he got approved on the background check.


16 posted on 01/19/2013 3:42:14 PM PST by suthener
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To: Red in Blue PA
Wow. One of the comments at the source says that Reed Exhibitions manages the SHOT Show.

If true, that would be hypocrisy.

17 posted on 01/19/2013 3:47:13 PM PST by 2111USMC (aim small, miss small)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Was at the show at Mills Mall in Tarentum today.

No shortage of ARs, NO shortage of magazines. No shortage of .223.

Only thing that seemed to be lacking was the crowds ability to pay the outrageous prices.

But if you had the bux, they had the goods. (Damn big crowd too)


18 posted on 01/19/2013 3:53:46 PM PST by ConradofMontferrat (According to mudslimz, my handle is a HATE CRIME. And I HOPE they don't like it.)
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To: suthener
If you don't ask, the answer is always “No”. At Wal-Mart, in a bar or wherever.
19 posted on 01/19/2013 4:04:23 PM PST by Buffalo Head (Illigitimi non carborundum)
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To: ConradofMontferrat

Drove past the Jackson Tn fairgrounds about 1:30 this afternoon. Wondered what was going on, then remembered it is gun show weekend.

Didn’t go in. Couldn’t if I wanted to. Parking lot full and cars parked along entrance road. Saw line snaking 2 blocks long outside entrance.

Never seen it so packed for gun show before.


20 posted on 01/19/2013 4:17:47 PM PST by DonnerT (After all is said and done, it is God's Will that will be done.)
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To: Red in Blue PA
It would be a lot of fun to get all the gun and sporting goods stores and enthusiasts together and have a competing but normal show at the same time.

Make them lose money and give that business to real patriot's businesses instead, all at the same time!

21 posted on 01/19/2013 4:23:39 PM PST by GBA (Here in the Matrix, life is but a dream.)
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To: Red in Blue PA
Somebody better go with a sign stating why so many are staying away,OR
The leftard news outlets will use this as a 'reason' people are opposed to firearms
& not buying them en masse like every other firearms show in the nation...
22 posted on 01/19/2013 4:48:56 PM PST by 45semi (A police state is always preceded by a nanny state...)
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To: Red in Blue PA
This is the typical problem when business in America is owned or managed by socialist foreigners.

After going to twice-a-year to these Farm Complex shows every year since the 90's, it is going to cause some withdrawal issues for me. Always one of the best shows in the Eastern U.S.

However, there are plenty of other PA shows all year long that should benefit from this fiasco.

23 posted on 01/19/2013 5:21:49 PM PST by SuperLuminal (Where is another agitator for republicanism like Sam Adams when we need him?)
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To: 2111USMC
Wow. One of the comments at the source says that Reed Exhibitions manages the SHOT Show.

That is correct. Reed Exhibitions manages SHOT for the NSSF. I already wrote to the National Shooting Sports Foundation to ask them to consider their ongoing relationship.

Yes, I want the NSSF to lean on Reed. IIRC, the contract with Reed is through 2014. I am usually an attendee at SHOT, rather than a distributor or manufacturer, but I wish everyone would contact the National Shooting Sports Foundation about Reed Exhibitions.

24 posted on 01/19/2013 9:16:29 PM PST by sockmonkey (Of Course I didn't read the article. After all, this is FreeRepublic..)
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To: Buffalo Head

I didn’t really finish this story about the gun at Walmart. As I was leaving I ran into a guy I know who is now the sports dept. manager. I asked him to call me if he got another AR 15 in. He called me today and told me that had received one Colt M4 carbine. I left work immediately (thank God I’ve got that kind of freedom) and, to make a long story short, I bought the Colt (model number LE6920) for $1097. I’ve been bragging all day. They’re going for around $2500 if you can find one.


25 posted on 01/24/2013 7:20:16 PM PST by suthener
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