Skip to comments.Smith & Wesson pulls out of Pennsylvania sports show to protest restrictions on display
Posted on 01/22/2013 5:29:53 PM PST by matt04
Smith & Wesson will not attend or support or participate in the 2013 Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show in Harrisburg, Pa. in response to organizers banning the display and sell of tactical-looking firearms often called assault rifles from the show.
Smith & Wesson manufacturers a successful line of what it and the industry calls modern sporting rifles under the M&P brand name.
In a news release, James Debney, president and CEO of Smith & Wesson, said: As a market leader in the firearm industry and an iconic brand that spans 160 years of American history, we believe it is important to make our position perfectly clear: We support the Second Amendment and the rights of our law-abiding customers to purchase these and all legal firearms. Therefore, we are unable to support any organization or event that prohibits legal firearms, or otherwise restricts a citizens lawful and constitutional rights.
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last time Smith and Wesson screwed up on gun control, the company tanked and the owners had to sell it!
Guess they learned their lesson..hee.hee.
And against Obama.
So how will the new Mason Dixon line be drawn!
And the list grows! Good news.
Is there anybody left that’s attending this show? Better bail out now before the rest of us label you as a liberal.
BTT. It’s slowly dawning on some remarkably dense people that we’re serious about this.
Didn’t Ruger pull out as well? Yessss!
it will only dawn on those dense people when the MSM make brown the new black for their pants.
American patriots kicking Brit butt...again.
... or "defensive weapons" or "sport utility rifles."
it will be a two or three dots. one encicling NYC, one the beltway, one sacramento, perhaps albany ny.
those will be politician reservations.
only politicians and msm stooges will be quaranteened there.
Looks like they have at least 150 they pulled out. Ruger, S&W and Cabelas are soem of the big one I am aware of.
Good Lord, Eaker. The map is excellent, but the commentary will invite the clowns who brought down the blue states to dilute the Texan conservative base. Don’t Californicate Texas. I recommend you start a movement to move Austin to, say, Eugene. Now that’s a move in the right direction!
>>Is there anybody left thats attending this show? Better bail out now before the rest of us label you as a liberal.<<
Time to let that little piece of info “slip.” If we do this right, the only booth in the whole thing will be NPR broadcasting “catch and release.”
Looks like the bottom is falling out of this Brittish Owned show.
Then Reed Exhibitions screwed them.
Now their stuck. Either walk away from their investment or show up and face smaller than anticipated crowds and the risk of boycotts.
The gun owner community needs to really get behind the people who have dropped out of this thing. Personally, I've never had a chance to go on an elk hunt before.
Someone around here is maintaining a list, its on the ruger threat I think. I know I’ve seen it on several of these threads.
Looks like Reed Exhibitions forgot who brung em to the dance. This is quite an enjoyable situation... a learning experience for all. Sorta separates the bulls from the steers (and the sheepdawgs from the sheep).
I’d love to know the name of the idiot functionary at ESOS that made this bonebeaded call. I’ll bet there’s a lot of ‘splainin’ to do.
The only problem with that is that the NRA refuses to pull out of the show.
We’re leaving the northeast in about 3-4 years. Heading to Texas. We’ve been all over and Texas is as good as it gets.
“Didnt Ruger pull out as well? Yessss!”
I am surprised more citizens do not do state constitutional amendments to abolish their state income tax. (to be like texas in that regard)
Just why the hell a "for profit" group would hire a progressive feel-good idiot is beyond me. Perhaps the whole organization is of the ilk. Reality is a harsh mistress. Fiscal conservatism is a job requirement in my business. Hope these morons enjoy their Facebook 'likes.'
you always leave a mole behind.
the NRA only sells protection of civil rights.
this will be an opportunity to add new recruits.
there is a reason it is called eurotrash.
look at piers morgan, the ultimate in eurotrash, the uk does not want him back.
Stick out like sore thumb.
Each company made difficult decision about what’s best for their own company.
Reminds me of the scene in John Adams movie when all 13 states individually chose to be United.
To back that thought up... S&W is doing just fine these days, thank you :o)
Got to admit Greg Abbott rocks!
Down the mountain into town at the local gun shop this morning, the regulars were talking about this show and people pulling out and the comment was made that the NRA had decided not to attend after all. Was that incorrect? Are they going to be there?
Even Texas is backsliding. Too many liberals moving here and the damned illegal alien criminals openly barging in.
It is like watching an old friend slip away.
Abbott may be your next governor.
Unless Eaker beats him to the punch.
I just found this NRA press release. They WILL boycott.
Thanks. It will be interesting to see the final count on just how many vendors go along with the boycott.
No, I thought about running but people pointed out that humblegunner and I are friends.
Really sunk what little chance I might have had.
I think the NRA’s pulled out now.
Only, eh? The NRA is the oldest civil rights organization in the United States. I support them with cash money. JPFO gets some of my cash money, as does GOA. I don't mind financing these organizations (mercs, in your book?) because I'm kinda busy working and raising kids.
You’d have the midget vote!
Don't forget Hello Kitty. They're pulling out too. Kindergartner Suspended Over Bubble Gun Threat
“American patriots kicking Brit butt...again.”
Back then, they didn’t want any guns. This time, they achieved that objective LOL..limey bastards.
Naw ain't happening.
Midget left town mad.
No midgit? Dang. Gonna just have to improvise, adapt and overcome.
I’d volunteer my kids, but they’re all approaching 6’, even the girls.
Wait, you could turn 180... Texas big people love Eaker! Hell, I’m 6’2 and 220 and I’d vote Eaker! Getcher butt down to Waffle House and get some endorsements! This could go big (as it were) fast!
Let’s hope the new S&W corp will not cave as they did for Clinton.
“The only problem with that is that the NRA refuses to pull out of the show.”
good, outflank the enemy.
is anyone specific to the MSM liars? censors?
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