Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Trijicon Withdraws From Eastern Sports & Outdoor Show After They Exclude AR15 Rifles
Ammoland ^ | January 21, 2013

Posted on 01/21/2013 3:40:20 PM PST by Second Amendment First

Wixom, MI --(Ammoland.com)- Trijicon, Inc., global provider of high quality, innovative aiming solutions to military, law enforcement and individual customers, has decided to withdraw its participation and support of the 2013 Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

“We, at Trijicon, are very disappointed in the decision of Reed Exhibitions to ban the display of Modern Sporting Rifles from the Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show.”, said Tom Munson, V.P. of Sales & Marketing for Trijicon.

“Many of Trijicon’s loyal customers are responsible and law-abiding owners of these types of legal firearms and we will not support any organization that attempts to restrict their display or purchase.”

Trijicon is prepared to reconsider its support of future Eastern Sports and Outdoor Shows if Reed Exhibitions should reverse its stance regarding Modern Sporting Rifles.

For more information on Trijicon’s Brilliant Aiming Solutions for the hunting, shooting, military and law enforcement markets, contact Trijicon, Inc. at (248) 960-7700 or visit www.trijicon.com.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Michigan; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: banglist; easternsports; guncontrol; harrisburggunshow; michigan; pennsylvania; reedexhibitions; secondamendment; trijjicon
Boycott momentum is gaining. Gonna kick British ass again.
1 posted on 01/21/2013 3:40:28 PM PST by Second Amendment First
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: Second Amendment First

An AR 15 wasn’t even used at Sandy Hook.


2 posted on 01/21/2013 3:42:31 PM PST by Tzimisce (The American Revolution began when the British attempted to disarm the Colonists.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Second Amendment First

At this rate, that’s going to be a mighty empty exhibit hall...


3 posted on 01/21/2013 3:42:50 PM PST by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Second Amendment First

The weird thing is that these are the same people that manage the SHOT Show.

What a double standard.


4 posted on 01/21/2013 3:43:49 PM PST by 2111USMC (aim small, miss small)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Second Amendment First

I hope this show goes utterly bankrupt —I hope it folds.

Goon on Trijicon..!!!


5 posted on 01/21/2013 3:44:29 PM PST by gaijin
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Springman; cyclotic; netmilsmom; RatsDawg; PGalt; FreedomHammer; queenkathy; madison10; ...
Another worthy worthy sporting goods store to support in Michigan.

Image Hosted by ImageShack.us

Weekly/biweekly Michigan legislative action thread
6 posted on 01/21/2013 3:44:48 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Second Amendment First

Good. Starve the bastards out of Pa.


7 posted on 01/21/2013 3:46:04 PM PST by patriotsblood
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: All

I just sent Trijicon an email thanking them for standing up for our rights, and letting them know I will shop for their products in the future.

https://www.trijicon.com/na_en/contact/contact_thankyou.php


8 posted on 01/21/2013 3:48:21 PM PST by SpitfyrAce
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: Second Amendment First; Joe Brower

Good move, Trijicon!


9 posted on 01/21/2013 3:48:21 PM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: patriotsblood

Reed Exhibitions is going to take a beating on this one.


10 posted on 01/21/2013 3:49:42 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: Tzimisce

Don’t believe the early accounts


11 posted on 01/21/2013 3:50:56 PM PST by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Second Amendment First

At this rate, as someone said here, croquet may be the only outdoor sport with an exhibition there. LOL!

Way to go Trijicon!

Now the NRA needs to pull out.


12 posted on 01/21/2013 3:55:02 PM PST by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Tzimisce

The coroner said that all the victims were shot (some multiple times) with caliber .223. Assuming that he is telling the truth, that PROBABLY means an AR-15 variant. Early news accounts seem to have been wrong about the weapons involved.
I have two ARs myself and want to protect everyone’s right to own them and any other semi-automatic firearm, but we need to get the facts straight when talking about the Sandy Hook crime. If an AR was not used in the crime, the medical examiner is either deliberately lying or is grossly incompetent. Another weapon could have been used that is chambered in .223. That is possible also. We should demand answers to this question. I am troubled by the lack of information about this case. Not much has been heard from the investigation for several weeks now.


13 posted on 01/21/2013 3:58:52 PM PST by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters of Freedom, Committee of Correspondence)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: gaijin

Goon on Trijicon?

did they tick off the union?


14 posted on 01/21/2013 4:00:13 PM PST by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: Second Amendment First

Back on topic...Good job Trijicon in supporting lawful gun owners. I wish I had the cash to buy some of their fine optics. I can only dream about that right now.


15 posted on 01/21/2013 4:02:36 PM PST by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters of Freedom, Committee of Correspondence)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Second Amendment First
The real money will be lost when joe citizen refuses to go through the front door.

"Gonna kick British ass again"

This is a good sign. People have had enough.

If I were Piers Morgan, I sure wouldn't act so "symbolically".

16 posted on 01/21/2013 4:03:52 PM PST by SENTINEL (Kneel down to God. Stand up to tyrants. STICK TO YOUR GUNS !)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Second Amendment First

Boycott all shows that support the Brown Clown and his socialist initiatives. I agree 100%


17 posted on 01/21/2013 4:05:02 PM PST by Renegade
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Spktyr
“At this rate, that’s going to be a mighty empty exhibit hall...

Maybe the left can step in to save the day. A nice supply of gun free zone signs, a selection of books on how to negotiate with your rapist, an assortment of props from a public school sex education class; Bloomberg could be invited as a guest speaker, hmmm what else?

18 posted on 01/21/2013 4:05:55 PM PST by Truth29
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: Second Amendment First

Outstanding.


19 posted on 01/21/2013 4:07:27 PM PST by moovova
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 3Fingas
"I wish I had the cash to buy some of their fine optics. I can only dream about that right now"

Same same! Last year they cost more than most platforms they went on, now...about the same amount!
20 posted on 01/21/2013 4:07:46 PM PST by 45semi (A police state is always preceded by a nanny state...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: 3Fingas

He also said the bullets didn’t exit the bodies. I know that if I shot someone at close range with a .223 round the bullet would exit the body even if it was a hollow point or frag round.


21 posted on 01/21/2013 4:07:51 PM PST by Renegade
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: SENTINEL
A refusal to buy from British manufacturers and merchants was part of the early pressure the colonies put on Great Britain.

Q. What used to be the pride of the Americans?

A. To indulge in the fashions and manufactures of Great Britain.

Q. What is now their pride?

A. To wear their old clothes over again, till they can make new ones.


Benjamin Franklin, Testimony Against the Stamp Act (1766)

Its also important to note that Franklin warned the Brits that they were going to cause a war.
22 posted on 01/21/2013 4:10:40 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 16 | View Replies]

To: Truth29

Don’t forget, Flo the Progressive Insurance whore and Peter Lewis bitch, will be there as one of the sponsors. Should draw a lot lefties.


23 posted on 01/21/2013 4:11:31 PM PST by Second Amendment First ("Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not..." - Thomas Jefferson.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies]

To: SENTINEL

It may be the only act he’s got. Me <==> Popcorn to watch.


24 posted on 01/21/2013 4:12:47 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 16 | View Replies]

To: Renegade

That is certainly a strange fact given the velocity of the .223 round, but I am not sure of this in all situations.


25 posted on 01/21/2013 4:14:44 PM PST by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters of Freedom, Committee of Correspondence)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 21 | View Replies]

To: 45semi; 3Fingas

I have a platform waiting for one for some time, but in the obama economy I’ll have to wait longer. Not quite ready to sell something else for it.


26 posted on 01/21/2013 4:14:44 PM PST by Second Amendment First ("Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not..." - Thomas Jefferson.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: Second Amendment First; sit-rep; Larry Lucido; hiredhand; TEXASPROUD; Lurker; glock rocks

Going to have to do some shopping with those folks again and tell them why....

Love the quality and durability of the ACOG ...awesome optics.


27 posted on 01/21/2013 4:18:50 PM PST by Squantos ( Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet ...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Second Amendment First

And If the big arms manufacturers would get on board with the boycotts and refuse to sell them to LEOs, SS, FBI, who support the ban it might turn the tables in a very surprising way. Of course we already know the tactics Obama will use if they do that. A lot of preparation would be in order to deal with 0’s mob tactics


28 posted on 01/21/2013 4:24:30 PM PST by jsanders2001
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Second Amendment First

“...innovative aiming solutions...”

Aiming solutions. I like that. Good for them.


29 posted on 01/21/2013 4:24:48 PM PST by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: cripplecreek

Go to their website and send them a thank you via their comments section..........


30 posted on 01/21/2013 4:33:30 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (Jab her with a harpoon or just throw her from the train......)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks cripplecreek.
31 posted on 01/21/2013 4:40:23 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: Squantos

I really wish I could afford one right now. LOL


32 posted on 01/21/2013 5:01:06 PM PST by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 27 | View Replies]

To: Spktyr

I heard that withdrawers cant get their money back. Any info.


33 posted on 01/21/2013 5:15:05 PM PST by Pit1 (Nobama.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: Second Amendment First
Thank you, Trijicon!

I don't ever do business with anti-Second Amendment bigots.

34 posted on 01/21/2013 5:17:06 PM PST by Standing Wolf
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Pit1

That’s what I heard as well. On the other hand, quite a few might have a case against the organizers for breach of contract at this point because they can’t exhibit what they thought they could when they paid money originally.


35 posted on 01/21/2013 5:37:11 PM PST by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 33 | View Replies]


The time is now
Support Free Republic

36 posted on 01/21/2013 5:58:57 PM PST by RedMDer (HEY LIBS! GUN FREE ZONE T-SHIRTS AVAILABLE NOW. I DARE YA!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: 3Fingas

Point of impact couldn’t have been more than 10 feet.Muzzle velocity at about 3200 ft./sec. with a JHP.Can’t imagine it wouldn’t be through and through.


37 posted on 01/21/2013 6:00:00 PM PST by Renegade
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 25 | View Replies]

To: 3Fingas

“Assuming that he is telling the truth”

That would be a big assumption since it’s Connecticut! The truth will not “get in the way” of the “never let a good crisis go unused” crowd! We are at the point where we can’t trust anything any government entity says, because it’s “the agenda uber alles.”
Just look at the State Parks situation here in California. “We’re out of money, we’re going to have to close many of the state parks. Oh, wait a minute we just “found” $54 million we didn’t know we had!” And quick like a bunny, those responsible “resign” to avoid going to trial for their misdeeds.


38 posted on 01/21/2013 6:21:01 PM PST by vette6387
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: vette6387

Now I know the gun-grabber leftists are exploiting this crime to push an agenda that they had ready to go in the event that something like this would occur, but there would have to be a good number of very corrupt people in Connecticut to lie about the weapons used at the scene. These would include paramedics, policemen, shooting survivors, and the coroner’s department. I think that if an AR-15 was not used at Sandy Hook and its use was fabricated a lot of people would have to lie about it and this lie would be difficult to conceal for very long. Let’s see what they produce in their investigation before we jump to conclusions about it.

Back on topic... Hurray for all manufacturers who are quitting this lame, politically-correct gun show.


39 posted on 01/21/2013 6:45:23 PM PST by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters of Freedom, Committee of Correspondence)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 38 | View Replies]

To: SpitfyrAce
I just sent Trijicon an email thanking them for standing up for our rights, and letting them know I will shop for their products in the future.

I am a supporter of the finest night sights available on the market today. I currently have their sights installed on my SR1911 and have one of my LC9's being outfitted with Trijicons. Supporting them financially is the best way I know of.

40 posted on 01/22/2013 12:02:25 AM PST by TexasRedeye (Eschew obfuscation.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: Squantos

Thanks for letting me know about this. :-)


41 posted on 01/22/2013 5:19:59 AM PST by hiredhand
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 27 | View Replies]

To: Travis McGee
Lines are definitely being drawn, Trav, as we knew they would be. And they will take some interesting turns. They already have.

One thing here with this all-out assault on our God-given right is this: We've been down this road once already. So this time around our reactions have been quick, widespread and just a bit more vehement.

It also appears that the general public is a bit better educated on the subject as well, judging from polls that the media quickly buries. That certainly helps too.

Click the Gadsden flag for pro-gun resources!

42 posted on 01/22/2013 12:45:31 PM PST by Joe Brower (The "American People" are no longer capable of self-governance.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: Red in Blue PA
Now the NRA needs to pull out.
43 posted on 01/23/2013 6:26:32 AM PST by ASA Vet (314th MI Bn (CEWI) / 207th MI Bde / VII Corp)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson