Skip to comments.Trent Cole jilts Pa. expo over 'sporting rifle' ban
Posted on 01/21/2013 2:35:22 PM PST by marktwain
Eagles defensive end Trent Cole, a major hunting enthusiast, is snubbing a Pennsylvania sports expo because it has banned sales of certain rifles variously described as "modern sporting rifles," "tactical rifles" or "assault weapons."
Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show, scheduled for Feb. 2 to 10 in Harrisburg, bills itself as "THE Sportsman Show," and was expected to draw about 200,000 visitors and feature 1,200 exhibitors.
Many sportsmen, however, seem to be upset that the show's organizers have failed to fully support the constitutional right to bear arms.
"Hordes of hunting industry manufacturers and TV personalities are thumbing their noses at one of the country's largest sports show promoters because the event is taking a hard stance on, among other things, modern sporting rifles," according to deeranddeerhunting.com.
The National Rifle Association has called on the organizers to reverse the decision, and Cabela's, a major hunting and fishing retailer, has withdrawn its sponsorship, according to the Associated Press.
Cole, who identifies himself in his Twitter profile as "Professional football player, host of an Outdoor show called Blitz TV," posted several tweets Sunday, including "Urgent announcement: Trent Cole and Blitz TV will not attend the 2013 Eastern Sports Show in Harrisburg, PA." and "Unfortunately, we will not support the recent decisions made by Eastern Sports Show management."
(Excerpt) Read more at philly.com ...
Cabelas also pulled out
I support that old saying, “Put your money where your mouth is”. I stand in support of those that feel that the people running this particular gun show are fools, idiots, schvarzes, in their choice to not have “sporting rifles”, because it may be too uncomfortable to them. Could it be that the runners of the show put their mouths and money on our self-crowned “king”?
Reed Exhibitions is headquartered in Richmond, Surrey, UK, and they are a subsidiary of Reed Elsevier, which is headquartered in London and Amsterdamned.
So these guys are Euroweenies, likely imagining the protests they would get if they were putting on a show in some leftist-run vassal administrative district of Brussels, like England.
Instead, they will be hosting a handful of yard-sale hopefuls, who expect that any retailers there will have to drastically slash their prices because there are so few buyers.
I think the best thing that could happen now is for somebody to rally PETA to protest outside, not against guns, as such, but against hunting and fishing.
Such verb commonly ascribes devious motives to the 'jilter' in bailing on a commitment for no apparent reason other than cowardice or general lack of character.
By failing to report that said celeb will not be attending to due to a principled stand against the anti-Constitution stance of the show's sponsor, philthy.com blatantly dons the kneepads and goes down for yet another blØw job.
I live in PA so I’d like to support (if I can) the stores that pulled out if this PC expo piece of crap. Does anyone have a comprehensive list?
The show’s facebook page is being slammed by thousands of rather angry people: http://www.facebook.com/EasternSports
There is also a boycott facebook page with over 7,200 likes: https://www.facebook.com/BoycottTheEasternSportsAndOutdoorShow
The promoter cannot keep up with the vendors that are boycotting the show.
This is what happens when someone tries to infringe on our God given rights.
Trijicon is pulling out too. Good. We need to isolate the Fudd collaborators, not the other way around. This is war.
Tyranny Response Rifles.
This aught to be fun to watch!
I like that !
If Barry Hussein "takes down" the Republican Elite Party it will be his greatest achievement AND will save the United States!
Why because we will finally have a REAL two party system instead of Democrat Heavy and Democrat Lite!
This is good news.Hope the promoters lose their shirts.
It's not working very well...
The Dem/libs have been engaging in a slow but steady push to limit our right to own guns and reduce the number of guns in private hands for decades. And this is how it has been working out for them in the last two decades...
If the lefties keep pushing gun control this way in another two decades one out of two Americans may be gun owners instead of one out of three.