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Cabela's Inc. pulls out of next month's large outdoor sports show
witf.org ^ | 20 January, 2012 | AP

Posted on 01/20/2013 4:06:43 PM PST by marktwain

(Philadelphia) -- Hunting and fishing retailer Cabela's Inc. says it won't participate in what has been billed as Pennsylvania's largest outdoor sports show next month following the decision to ban display and sale of assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; News/Current Events; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: banglist; cabelas; guncontrol; harrisburggunshow; pa; pagunshow; reed; secondamendment
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I understand that a number of other sponsors are pulling their support as well.
1 posted on 01/20/2013 4:06:55 PM PST by marktwain
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To: marktwain

Sounds like lines are being drawn.


2 posted on 01/20/2013 4:08:15 PM PST by HiJinx (The New Year is here; to all Men Good Cheer. (Last one out, turn out the lights.))
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To: marktwain

Wish we had a cabela’s in my area.


3 posted on 01/20/2013 4:09:51 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: marktwain

Its getting heated here in Harrisburg. Its a shame hunting outfits come from faraway to sell packages and lots of locals are planning on not attending the show at all.


4 posted on 01/20/2013 4:11:21 PM PST by linn37
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To: marktwain

The rabid liberals have not started their battle yet.


5 posted on 01/20/2013 4:12:03 PM PST by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: HiJinx

Cross Country Arms in Utah just issued a statement on their FB page that THEY’RE pulling out, too.


6 posted on 01/20/2013 4:13:01 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (Psalm 83)
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To: linn37

Hubby says local dealers are backing out due to the promoters not allowing some guns to be shown.


7 posted on 01/20/2013 4:14:13 PM PST by linn37
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To: driftdiver
Best boots I ever owned came from Cabella’s catalog, I just trashed them after 36 years. Now I'll be looking for something new that I don't really need.
8 posted on 01/20/2013 4:15:20 PM PST by norton
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To: linn37; All
I imagine that there were suppliers of the banned rifles and magazines that had their plans disrupted as well. I wonder if they were given refunds.
9 posted on 01/20/2013 4:16:02 PM PST by marktwain
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To: norton

(Sorry, only one “L”)


10 posted on 01/20/2013 4:17:21 PM PST by norton
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To: marktwain
The following are boycotting the show. I understand that there is no refund for the space they paid for at the show. These companies are patriots:

2 Million Bullets
2 Million Bullets on Facebook

Alaska's Ravencroft Lodge
Alaska's Ravencroft Lodge on Facebook

Archers Choice Media - Ralph & Vicki Cianciarulo
Ralph & Vicki Cianciarulo on Facebook

Arrowhead Outdoors
Arrowhead Outdoors on Facebook

Atlantic Tactical
Atlantic Tactical on Facebook

The Bear Whisperer - Blaine Anthony
The Bear Whisperer - Blaine Anthony on Facebook

Boondock Outdoors
Boondock Outdoors on Facebook

Cabela's
Cabela's on Facebook

CanCooker CanCooker on Facebook

Cross Canyon Arms
Cross Canyon Arms on Facebook

Cutting Edge Bullets
Cutting Edge Bullets on Facebook

Dead Ringer
Dead Ringer on Facebook

Direct Action Tactical Firearms
Direct Action Tactical Firearms on Facebook

Domari Nolo Defense Consulting
Domari Nolo Defense Consulting on Facebook

DuckWater Boats Dover Ohio
DuckWater Boats Dover Ohio on Facebook

Full Circle Outdoors on Facebook

Fulldraw Outfitters - Fred Eichler
Fred Eichler on Facebook

HookHunt on Facebook

Hunters and Guides Connection
Hunters and Guides Connection on Facebook

Kinsey's Outdoors
Kinsey's Outdoors on Facebook

Lancaster Archery Supply
Lancaster Archery Supply on Facebook

Midwest Whitetail Adventures
Midwest Whitetail Adventures on Facebook

My Northeast Outdoors

Nature Blinds, LLC
Nature Blinds, LLC on Facebook

Open Season TV
Open Season TV on Facebook

Trop Gun Shop
Trop Gun Shop on Facebook

Wired Outdoors
Wired Outdoors on Facebook

Whitetail Bosses
Whitetail Bosses on Facebook

X- Stand Treestands
X- Stand Treestands on Facebook

Zook Cabins
Zook Cabins on Facebook

Athens Archery
Athens Archery on Facebook

Dead Ringer
Dead Ringer on Facebook

Dominator 365
Dominator 365 on Facebook

Drop Tine
Firearms Industry Consulting Group
Firearms Industry Consulting Group on Facebook

Keystone Country Store
Keystone Country Store on Facebook

Mountain Dog Chews
Mountain Dog Chews on Facebook

Northern Hideway Outfitters
Norther Hideaway Outfitters on Facebook

Northern Outdoor Lodge
Stokerized Stabilizers
The Warm Bag
The Warm Bag on Facebook

Woodcock Limited of Pennsylvania
Woodcock Limited of Pennsylvania on Facebook

Wyvern Creations on Facebook

11 posted on 01/20/2013 4:20:00 PM PST by ConservativeInPA (Molon Labe)
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To: marktwain

Call Cabelas and voice your support. They will listen! 800-237-4444 is the sales number. Ask for a supervisor and just tell them that you support them for pulling out. Unlike your elected congressional rep., they’ve listened!


12 posted on 01/20/2013 4:21:09 PM PST by KingLudd
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To: driftdiver

We are getting one here in the upstate of SC next year....only one in the area...looking forward to it. I support retailers who support my country and the constitution.


13 posted on 01/20/2013 4:21:24 PM PST by 4everontheRight (And the story began with..."Once there was a great nation......")
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To: marktwain

Of course they could have taken another tack and said, yep we checked our inventory. We don’t sell anything called an “assault weapon” so we’ll be there with our full firearms catalog on display.


14 posted on 01/20/2013 4:22:00 PM PST by ElkGroveDan (My tagline is in the shop.)
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To: marktwain

Don’t know but one is shydas and the other trop according to him. Both have been so busy that its an hour wait to get your paperwork done.


15 posted on 01/20/2013 4:22:34 PM PST by linn37
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To: ConservativeInPA

Ha!


16 posted on 01/20/2013 4:23:19 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (Psalm 83)
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To: marktwain
Good for Cabela's.

I think I'll thumb through the catalog tonight and see if there's anything I want.

17 posted on 01/20/2013 4:23:19 PM PST by Washi (Socialism is Slavery)
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To: driftdiver

We have both a Cabelas and a Bass pro.

That reminds me: I still have a Bass Pro gift certificate from Christmas. Enough for a box of ammo with a little change left over.


18 posted on 01/20/2013 4:25:03 PM PST by Jeff Chandler (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tpAOwJvTOio)
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To: Washi

Just a thought here. If there’s nothing YOU want....would you like my mailing address?

:)


19 posted on 01/20/2013 4:25:05 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (Psalm 83)
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To: KingLudd

Good work.


20 posted on 01/20/2013 4:25:30 PM PST by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: marktwain

Good for them. We have to let the libera-fascists know that we can’t be bullied.


21 posted on 01/20/2013 4:27:29 PM PST by Lysandru
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To: marktwain

Right on!

Pain is a two way street


22 posted on 01/20/2013 4:27:50 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: driftdiver

There’s a big one in Dundee Michigan about an hour from me.

http://www.cabelas.com/retail-stores-dundee.shtml


23 posted on 01/20/2013 4:27:50 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: marktwain

Kudos for Cabela and their enlightened leadership.

Shame on the RINO Corbett for letting this happen. Another reason to consider leaving this state...before its welfare system and underfunded public pensions force it into bankruptcy.

I usually attend the show. Instead, will now make a special visit to Cabela’s showplace on I-78 to celebrate their decision.


24 posted on 01/20/2013 4:29:47 PM PST by O6ret
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To: HiJinx

They’ve already been drawn. They were drawn in 2008 with the election of Obozo, Obuma, Ozero and Otraitor.


25 posted on 01/20/2013 4:30:04 PM PST by garyhope (It's World War IV, right here, right now, courtesy of "liberals, Islam and illegal immigration.)
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To: marktwain

Good for Cabelas!! I will order more from them.


26 posted on 01/20/2013 4:30:12 PM PST by Obadiah (Of course Obama wants to protect our children. After all, who else is going to pay off his debt?)
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To: ConservativeInPA

Nice. I’ll be sure and buy from those on this list to show my support.


27 posted on 01/20/2013 4:32:35 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: marktwain

Rather than tie up Cabellas phone line and cut into their sales, email them and place your short supporting message in the subject line as they probably will be swamped and cannot read each one.

email: https://cabelas.custhelp.com/app/ask


28 posted on 01/20/2013 4:33:17 PM PST by Oatka (This is America. Assimilate or evaporate.)
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To: norton
(Sorry, only one “L”)

Unlike Christmas, which has Noël...

29 posted on 01/20/2013 4:33:17 PM PST by null and void (Gun confiscation enables tyranny. Don't enable Tyranny)
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To: marktwain

I live about equidistant from both the Cabela’s in East Hartford and Hoffman’s in Newington. Hoffman just recently announced that they are restricting sales of “Assault Weapons” (their term) to buyers with CCPs. I’ve got a gunsafe purchase planned for later this year and I’ll be getting that from Cabela’s


30 posted on 01/20/2013 4:34:20 PM PST by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: marktwain

Cabelas has more integrity than all of those politicians in Washington.


31 posted on 01/20/2013 4:36:23 PM PST by Texas Songwriter (THAT)
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Now let’s do our part. Head on over to Cabelas.com and send them a kind email, thanking them for taking this stand. I did it just now and will visit their Glendale store tomorrow and make a purchase.


32 posted on 01/20/2013 4:38:12 PM PST by SpitfyrAce
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To: marktwain

Well, it looks like “Pennsylvania’s largest outdoor sports show” will likely have Dick’s Sporting Goods, a Ben & Jerry’s ice cream booth, American Apparel, Polo Ralph Lauren, and a guest appearance from “Flo” of Progressive Insurance.

I suspect Reed Elsevier, Euro parent company of Reed Exhibitions, is going to take a big hit to its wallet over this one.


33 posted on 01/20/2013 4:38:38 PM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Best WoT news at rantburg.com)
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To: muir_redwoods
I’ve got a gunsafe purchase planned for later this year and I’ll be getting that from Cabela’s.

Be sure to phone and write Hoffman of your decision, if you haven't already done so. Actions have consequences - and sometimes they cut into profits.

34 posted on 01/20/2013 4:40:40 PM PST by Oatka (This is America. Assimilate or evaporate.)
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Well, it looks like “Pennsylvania’s largest outdoor sports show” will likely have Dick’s Sporting Goods, a Ben & Jerry’s ice cream booth, American Apparel, Polo Ralph Lauren, and a guest appearance from “Flo” of Progressive Insurance.

LOL Nuthin but OWSies looking for granola and kayaks.
35 posted on 01/20/2013 4:41:29 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: ConservativeInPA

Thanks for putting that together. Bookmarked!


36 posted on 01/20/2013 4:42:43 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: marktwain

Time to drive the hour to Dundee.


37 posted on 01/20/2013 4:44:17 PM PST by Darren McCarty (If most people were more than keyboard warriors, we might have won the election)
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To: cripplecreek

I’ll probably order something from online. We have a two Bass Pro and a Gander mountain in this area. Unfortunately all of them are 1-2 hours away. Have a Dick’s sporting goods only about 20 mins but I’m not spending any money there.


38 posted on 01/20/2013 4:45:30 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: ConservativeInPA

the no refund policy may not apply since the prohibition may be a breach of contract by the show.

The vendors signed up for one show and were offered something else. This may even apply to ANY vendor since the potential attendees changed.

Add to this protestors, and this is a PR fiasco for sponsors.


39 posted on 01/20/2013 4:46:51 PM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: ConservativeInPA

Thanks for posting!


40 posted on 01/20/2013 4:47:14 PM PST by Jaxter ("Pro Aris et Focis")
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To: ConservativeInPA

Yes, thanks for posting that list. I laud these companies, but really, unless these guys directly and actively partner with us the threat grows. If the threat grows, then there is a chance our 2nd Amendment becomes abridged and they go out of business.

We ALL must make a stand, and yes, there may be a cost. Pay now... or pay much more later.


41 posted on 01/20/2013 4:49:58 PM PST by Obadiah (Of course Obama wants to protect our children. After all, who else is going to pay off his debt?)
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To: ConservativeInPA

In most shows like this the floor space costs about $5000 for each 10 sq feet you want. So a 20 x 10 booth would cost $10,000 just for the space.

Big companies like Cabella’s easily spend $100,000 on shows like this.


42 posted on 01/20/2013 4:51:34 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: marktwain

Glad I spent some money at Cabelas in East Hartford this weekend before the Rally!


43 posted on 01/20/2013 4:52:32 PM PST by DTogo (High time to bring back The Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: marktwain

Good for them.


44 posted on 01/20/2013 4:52:32 PM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: marktwain
Sounds like Cabela’s will continue to be on my list of stores to shop at. I love their variety and depth of stock, I just wish that there prices were a little lower.
45 posted on 01/20/2013 4:54:54 PM PST by Robert357 (D.Rather "Hoist with his own petard!" www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1223916/posts)
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To: ConservativeInPA

Great list, thanks!

Good on these companies too.


46 posted on 01/20/2013 4:55:38 PM PST by Eaker (Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life. ¬ó Robert A. Heinlein.)
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To: norton
Best boots I ever owned came from Cabella’s catalog, I just trashed them after 36 years. Now I'll be looking for something new that I don't really need.

36 years? That's fantastic, and I thought my 20 year old Cabela's boots (still in service) were great. I have ordered from their catalog many times over the years, and now that they have a store in Reno, I get up there as often as I can.

47 posted on 01/20/2013 4:55:47 PM PST by Inyo-Mono (My greatest fear is that when I'm gone my wife will sell my guns for what I told her I paid for them)
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To: Oatka

Just got an answer back:

“Hello xxxxx

Thank you for your comment. We will forward this to our corporate office.

Thank you for visiting cabelas.com and come back soon!

Sincerely,
Mackenzie F.”

Probably an auto-response, but they can’t help notice the pickup in volume.


48 posted on 01/20/2013 4:57:09 PM PST by Oatka (This is America. Assimilate or evaporate.)
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To: driftdiver

since this is a chain outfit, it may be they offered a refund or partial refund due to the change.


49 posted on 01/20/2013 4:57:53 PM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Lysandru

I recently purchased some ammo from them. They had it when no one else I deal with did.

I just sent them the following from my account to there customer service email.

“Heard you guys pulled out from the
Eastern Sports and Outdoors Show

Because they are restricting AR-15 and High Cap Magazines from being there.

Good for you and us.

I will be doing more business from you.

Thanks, your a great American.


50 posted on 01/20/2013 4:58:36 PM PST by Hang'emAll (Those who abuse Liberty, sentence themselves to Death! - Soldier LT)
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