Skip to comments.BREAKING: EASTERN SPORTS AND OUTDOOR SHOW *POSTPONED*
Posted on 01/24/2013 7:54:07 AM PST by WakeUpAndVote
We the people have spoken.
Hopefully, sappy Democrat senators, such as Manchin, are taking note. Gun owners will not allow their Second Amendment rights to be infringed upon...period.
Any attempt will be doomed.
A little Sarah Palin lingo there.
Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show - Update - January 24, 2013
Reed Exhibitions has decided to postpone, for now, the Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show given the controversy surrounding its decision to limit the sale or display of modern sporting rifles (also called ARs) at the event. The show was scheduled to take place February 2-10 in Harrisburg, PA.
Our original decision not to include certain products in the Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show this year was made in order to preserve the events historical focus on the hunting and fishing traditions enjoyed by American families, said Chet Burchett, Reed Exhibitions President for the Americas. In the current climate, we felt that the presence of MSRs would distract from the theme of hunting and fishing, disrupting the broader experience of our guests. This was intended simply as a product decision, of the type event organizers need to make every day.
It has become very clear to us after speaking with our customers that the event could not be held because the atmosphere of this years show would not be conducive to an event that is designed to provide family enjoyment. It is unfortunate that in the current emotionally charged atmosphere this celebratory event has become overshadowed by a decision that directly affected a small percentage of more than 1,000 exhibits showcasing products and services for those interested in hunting and fishing.
ESS has long been proud to participate in the preservation and promotion of hunting and fishing traditions, and we hope that as the national debate clarifies, we will have an opportunity to consider rescheduling the event when the time is right to focus on the themes it celebrates.
Yes, I expect the GOP to role over and sign up for a gun ban. Probably confiscation.
Next time, they might consider a theme of perfectly clear Consitutional rights and freedoms.
I had a funny feeling this was gonna happen. :)
NOW let’s get the message to congress.
NOW let’s get the message to congress.
Not to mention the hall will be empty.
Well done, all hands!
Too bad it had to come to this. There will be a lot of disappointed people and a lot of family businesses hurt. I’m sure the left is giddy.
No mention of close to 400 vendors and speakers and sponsors that bailed on them because of their actions.
It reads as if they think we are being emotional. I think they need more pounding.
“....the preservation and promotion of hunting and fishing traditions.....”
Hey Eastern: It aint just the hunting & fishing aspect of it...
A lot of credit for the “postponement” goes to MyNortheastOutdoors.com who helped with an online boycott. As of this morning, 307 vendors had pulled out.
Guess they got what they wanted. No scary black guns in Harrisburg!
So no apology, just a bunch of “outliers” causing trouble?
We regret that our gutless cave to the cØmmie bastard was not met with sheepish acceptance by all you flyover rubes.
We obviously prize PC and $ over your Constitution.
You prats were meant to just go along with it, but now you've spoiled all our fun, ya ignorant meanies !
The telling line is:
we felt that the presence of MSRs would distract from the theme of hunting and fishing, disrupting the broader experience of our guests.
MSRs? Oh. Military Style Rifles. You mean “Evil Assault Weapons”? I’m sure that the “few” sponsors out of 1000 pulling out had nothing to do with it. Or the number of customers that decided you are either with us or against us had no impact either. Guessing here that you clowns at reeds haven’t looked on dealers shelves lately. Additionally, according to andy panda cuomo, MSRs are used for hunting. Just not with 30 rd “clips”. Or was it “banana clips”.
Let’s next get the message to GEICO
Excellent news. Will they refund the vendors, I wonder?
Maybe they shouldn't have made the emotionally charged decision to ban certain rifles from the show.
Complete non-apology weasel wording.
victory lap ping
A lot of people worked hard over there to get the word out. Wonder how many were FReepers? ;)
No where in their press release do they mention being sorry for their decision. Another American company will start up and kick these Brits butt.
Since it’s been postponed and not cancelled, does this mean they get to keep the advance $$$ paid by the venders? This could be a hardship for the small guys....
I never did like that little green salamander. Lets not forget bank of American and ge capital as well. Still would like to open “The 2nd Amendment Bank and Trust of America”. If I only had some money.
This will ALSO be a devastating blow to the local economy...
Since Pennsylvanians reelected the same dufus’s this time around maybe they can blame each other for the lost $$$ from this fiasco.
Two of the sponsors of the show were Progressive insurance and ComCast. The former is a George Soros associated company (moveon.org, Media Matters, etc. http://washingtonisbroke.com/content/Progressive-Insurance-Cancel-your-policy) and the later owned by NBC. It figures that both support the Obama anti-gun agenda and were instrumental in having legal guns banned from display or even included in company brochures.
Reed has effectively canceled the show without an apology or even admission that they were at fault. The thinly veil a charge that it is the exhibitors that are at fault for getting bent out of shape over something that didnt directly affect them. Their illusion to politically charged atmosphere is bizarre, given they were the ones that charged it.
I dont think Reed will be doing this type of show in the future. Theyve fully alienated the audience, and this release just drives a nail in it.
Bravo! Can’t say enough good things about the companies that stood to their guns.
It is easy to BAN something.(Soda, Guns, High Capacity Magazines, Ammo)
Enforcement is the Big Problem (remember Probation?) Will we end up with Boot Leg Guns & Ammo??
Will the Fed’s come and break down our doors, shoot our Dogs, Search & Seize our papers, computers, Guns, Ammo, Bibles & books all without a lawful warrant?
Then what? Will they come for you & your Wife and Kids?
Will they make you get on the Train for a ride to the work camp after they have taken ALL of your Money, Car, House and everything you have worked so very hard to get.
When will we wake up and Draw the line in the Sand and say No more, you will not pass this line. They will not break the 2nd Amendment, they will NOT TAKE MY GUNs.
Which was created by your buddies in the media. Typical liberal - blaming someone else for their error.
American running the exhibitions would be good.
Some things are more important than money.
This certainly reaches beyond PA.
It has become very clear to us after speaking with our customers that the event could not be held because the atmosphere of this years show would not be conducive to an event that is designed to provide family enjoyment.
What was different this year as opposed to previous years? MSR's didn't seem to bother families then...
What a bunch of disingenuous weasels! You step on one of us, you bunch of jackasses, you step on all of us. And 20+% is not a "small percentage".
GFY, Reed Exhibitions!
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