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BREAKING: EASTERN SPORTS AND OUTDOOR SHOW *POSTPONED*
http://www.easternsportshow.com/ ^ | 01.24.13 | WakeUpAndVote

Posted on 01/24/2013 7:54:07 AM PST by WakeUpAndVote

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1 posted on 01/24/2013 7:54:12 AM PST by WakeUpAndVote
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2 posted on 01/24/2013 7:55:56 AM PST by tomkat
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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.


3 posted on 01/24/2013 7:56:46 AM PST by txrefugee
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LOL oops.


4 posted on 01/24/2013 7:57:14 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: WakeUpAndVote
They've been "targeted."

A little Sarah Palin lingo there.

5 posted on 01/24/2013 7:57:47 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (TYRANNY: When the people fear the politicians. LIBERTY: When the politicians fear the people.)
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BEAUTIFUL!


6 posted on 01/24/2013 7:57:47 AM PST by halo66
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http://www.sadtrombone.com/?play=true


7 posted on 01/24/2013 7:57:56 AM PST by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAhahahahahahahahahahahaha*cough, cough... *snort*.... giggle.
Heh.
8 posted on 01/24/2013 7:58:11 AM PST by grobdriver (Sic semper tyrannis!)
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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 event’s 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 year’s 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.”


9 posted on 01/24/2013 7:58:16 AM PST by CedarDave (Matt Damon is to natural gas fracking as Jane Fonda is to nuclear power generation.)
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It will reopen in a few weeks after the ban, and all the companies come back in.

Yes, I expect the GOP to role over and sign up for a gun ban. Probably confiscation.

10 posted on 01/24/2013 7:59:42 AM PST by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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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

Next time, they might consider a theme of perfectly clear Consitutional rights and freedoms.

11 posted on 01/24/2013 7:59:55 AM PST by bgill (We've passed the point of no return. Welcome to Al Amerika.)
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I had a funny feeling this was gonna happen. :)


12 posted on 01/24/2013 7:59:55 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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NOW let’s get the message to congress.


13 posted on 01/24/2013 7:59:55 AM PST by Chainmail (A simple rule of life: if you can be blamed, you're responsible.)
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NOW let’s get the message to congress.


14 posted on 01/24/2013 7:59:55 AM PST by Chainmail (A simple rule of life: if you can be blamed, you're responsible.)
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“It has become very clear to us after speaking with our customers that the event could not be held because the atmosphere of this year’s show would not be conducive to an event that is designed to provide family enjoyment."

Not to mention the hall will be empty.

Well done, all hands!

15 posted on 01/24/2013 8:00:20 AM PST by grobdriver (Sic semper tyrannis!)
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To: WakeUpAndVote

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.


16 posted on 01/24/2013 8:01:35 AM PST by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: CedarDave

No mention of close to 400 vendors and speakers and sponsors that bailed on them because of their actions.


17 posted on 01/24/2013 8:01:50 AM PST by WakeUpAndVote
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It reads as if they think we are being emotional. I think they need more pounding.


18 posted on 01/24/2013 8:02:18 AM PST by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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“....the preservation and promotion of hunting and fishing traditions.....”

Hey Eastern: It aint just the hunting & fishing aspect of it...


19 posted on 01/24/2013 8:02:29 AM PST by Former MSM Viewer
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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.

http://mynortheastoutdoors.com/esos-boycott-supporters/


20 posted on 01/24/2013 8:02:48 AM PST by CedarDave (Matt Damon is to natural gas fracking as Jane Fonda is to nuclear power generation.)
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Woo Hoo!

Guess they got what they wanted. No scary black guns in Harrisburg!

21 posted on 01/24/2013 8:02:47 AM PST by Obadiah (America is Babylon)
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Looks like the idiots are blaming “the people” for the postponement.
22 posted on 01/24/2013 8:02:48 AM PST by PeteB570 ( Islam is the sea in which the Terrorist Shark swims. The deeper the sea the larger the shark.)
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To: CedarDave

So no apology, just a bunch of “outliers” causing trouble?


23 posted on 01/24/2013 8:02:57 AM PST by GOPFlack
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It has become very clear to us after speaking with our customers that the event could not be held because the atmosphere of this year’s show would not be conducive to an event that is designed to provide family enjoyment.

Horseshit !

Should read:

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 !

24 posted on 01/24/2013 8:03:17 AM PST by tomkat
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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”.

Molon labe.


25 posted on 01/24/2013 8:03:37 AM PST by rktman (Live the oath you took or get out of office!)
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Let’s next get the message to GEICO


26 posted on 01/24/2013 8:03:47 AM PST by Former MSM Viewer
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Excellent news. Will they refund the vendors, I wonder?


27 posted on 01/24/2013 8:03:55 AM PST by jboot (This isn't your father's America. Stay safe and keep your powder dry.)
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To: CedarDave
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.

Maybe they shouldn't have made the emotionally charged decision to ban certain rifles from the show.

Complete non-apology weasel wording.

28 posted on 01/24/2013 8:04:44 AM PST by Sirius Lee (All that is required for evil to advance is for government to do "something")
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victory lap ping


29 posted on 01/24/2013 8:05:00 AM PST by tomkat ( .. shall NOT be infringed)
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You Betcha’!

A lot of people worked hard over there to get the word out. Wonder how many were FReepers? ;)


30 posted on 01/24/2013 8:06:07 AM PST by WakeUpAndVote
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I think they need more pounding

Precisely !

31 posted on 01/24/2013 8:06:11 AM PST by tomkat ( .. shall NOT be infringed)
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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.


32 posted on 01/24/2013 8:06:16 AM PST by tennmountainman
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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....


33 posted on 01/24/2013 8:07:01 AM PST by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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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.

Molon labe.


34 posted on 01/24/2013 8:07:01 AM PST by rktman (Live the oath you took or get out of office!)
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This will ALSO be a devastating blow to the local economy...


35 posted on 01/24/2013 8:07:11 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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Since Pennsylvanians reelected the same dufus’s this time around maybe they can blame each other for the lost $$$ from this fiasco.


36 posted on 01/24/2013 8:07:28 AM PST by linn37
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Looks like the idiots are blaming “the people” for the postponement.

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.

37 posted on 01/24/2013 8:07:48 AM PST by CedarDave (Matt Damon is to natural gas fracking as Jane Fonda is to nuclear power generation.)
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38 posted on 01/24/2013 8:08:53 AM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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No exhibitors/celebrities equals no show. I presume they call it a “postponement” in order to get back some of their fees or at least apply them to a future event (likely not related).

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 didn’t directly affect them. Their illusion to “politically charged atmosphere” is bizarre, given they were the ones that charged it.

I don’t think Reed will be doing this type of show in the future. They’ve fully alienated the audience, and this release just drives a nail in it.

39 posted on 01/24/2013 8:08:52 AM PST by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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Bravo! Can’t say enough good things about the companies that stood to their guns.


40 posted on 01/24/2013 8:08:52 AM PST by Bayan
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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.

Molon Labe


41 posted on 01/24/2013 8:09:08 AM PST by EXCH54FE (Hurricane 416)
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It is unfortunate that in the current emotionally charged atmosphere

Which was created by your buddies in the media. Typical liberal - blaming someone else for their error.

42 posted on 01/24/2013 8:10:06 AM PST by Oatka (This is America. Assimilate or evaporate.)
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American running the exhibitions would be good.


43 posted on 01/24/2013 8:10:06 AM PST by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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And it happens on the same day as the gun grabbers unveil their plans.
44 posted on 01/24/2013 8:10:32 AM PST by TYVets
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Some things are more important than money.


45 posted on 01/24/2013 8:11:04 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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Let’s next get the message to GEICO

I did last night, and cancelled them for USAA insurance.
46 posted on 01/24/2013 8:11:27 AM PST by RandallFlagg
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This certainly reaches beyond PA.


47 posted on 01/24/2013 8:11:41 AM PST by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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How many years has this show been held?

“It has become very clear to us after speaking with our customers that the event could not be held because the atmosphere of this year’s 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...

48 posted on 01/24/2013 8:11:57 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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There will be a lot of disappointed people and a lot of family businesses hurt.

Yes, I thought of that, too. I understand some of the smaller vendors derive most of their annual revenue from shows like this, so they will take a big hit.
49 posted on 01/24/2013 8:12:46 AM PST by rightwingintelligentsia (Be careful of believing something just because you want it to be true.)
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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

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!

50 posted on 01/24/2013 8:15:00 AM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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