Skip to comments.Trijicon Withdraws From Eastern Sports & Outdoor Show After They Exclude AR15 Rifles
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 Trijicons 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 Trijicons Brilliant Aiming Solutions for the hunting, shooting, military and law enforcement markets, contact Trijicon, Inc. at (248) 960-7700 or visit www.trijicon.com.
An AR 15 wasn’t even used at Sandy Hook.
At this rate, that’s going to be a mighty empty exhibit hall...
The weird thing is that these are the same people that manage the SHOT Show.
What a double standard.
I hope this show goes utterly bankrupt —I hope it folds.
Goon on Trijicon..!!!
Good. Starve the bastards out of Pa.
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.
Good move, Trijicon!
Reed Exhibitions is going to take a beating on this one.
Don’t believe the early accounts
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.
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.
Goon on Trijicon?
did they tick off the union?
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.
"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".
Boycott all shows that support the Brown Clown and his socialist initiatives. I agree 100%
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?
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.
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.
It may be the only act he’s got. Me <==> Popcorn to watch.
That is certainly a strange fact given the velocity of the .223 round, but I am not sure of this in all situations.
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.
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.
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
“...innovative aiming solutions...”
Aiming solutions. I like that. Good for them.
Go to their website and send them a thank you via their comments section..........
I really wish I could afford one right now. LOL
I heard that withdrawers cant get their money back. Any info.
I don't ever do business with anti-Second Amendment bigots.
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.
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.
“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.
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.
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.
Thanks for letting me know about this. :-)
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.