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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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To: jboot
Will they refund the vendors, I wonder?

Not only refund vendors and pay the entertainers contracted to appear but forfeit all the money spent to rent the hall, advertising, web expenses, travel and lodging expenses, etc, etc., and any other costs incurred thus far. I would imagine a huge chunk of change has already been spent promoting and arranging for this show.

51 posted on 01/24/2013 8:16:11 AM PST by TexasRedeye (Eschew obfuscation.)
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To: WakeUpAndVote
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.

Wrong. Here's what actually is unfortunate: some people still try to tell American citizens the Second Amendment doesn't mean exactly what it says.

What else would we have expected of English subjects?

52 posted on 01/24/2013 8:16:14 AM PST by Standing Wolf
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To: linn37
Since Pennsylvanians reelected the same dufus’s this time around maybe they can blame each other for the lost $$$ from this fiasco.

All kinds of local/state businesses participate. Food vendors, clothing shops, boat dealers, small transport, the hunters/ fishers use knives, binoculars, hedge clipping equipment, fishing poles/tackle, tents, t-shirts....
This is not just a gun show. It's a sporting goods show. A very big one. A lot of money gets spent there. A lot of money gets brought into the state.

53 posted on 01/24/2013 8:16:42 AM PST by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: WakeUpAndVote

Bastards and their weak-kneed political correctness

Let’s hope the show organizer who came up with this idea in the first place fails completely.


54 posted on 01/24/2013 8:17:13 AM PST by PGR88
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To: WakeUpAndVote
Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show should invite Joe Biden and Janet Napolitano to attend as special guests VIPs.

That will certainly fill the hall with sportsmen, because Joe and Janet just adore outdoor sports and constantly seek to protect and preserve the sportsman's way of life.

Put your money where your mouth is, Chet Burchett.

55 posted on 01/24/2013 8:17:42 AM PST by The KG9 Kid (Bring back the booby hatches.)
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To: CedarDave

They still don’t get it and then try to blame the evil gun owners for the “postponement”.


56 posted on 01/24/2013 8:17:58 AM PST by SAMWolf (Looking for my generations Lexington and Concord.)
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To: tomkat

Wow. I’m impressed.


57 posted on 01/24/2013 8:18:16 AM PST by RIghtwardHo
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To: cripplecreek
Some things are more important than money.

I understand that...I was just pointing out that the effects of Reed's jackass decision go well beyond that of the show itself...if I were the owner of a local motel, restaurant or any other business that stood to benefit from the presence of attendees; I would be beyond p*ssed at the 'gun grabbers'.

58 posted on 01/24/2013 8:18:23 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: WakeUpAndVote

The emotionally charged atmosphere is due to the racist Chi-town thug in the WH and his gun grabbing Soros whores in the Sin-ate. AKA Lil Barry’s fault.


59 posted on 01/24/2013 8:18:32 AM PST by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: EXCH54FE
Enforcement is the Big Problem (remember Probation?)

I think you mean Prohibition.

60 posted on 01/24/2013 8:18:38 AM PST by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: CedarDave

No mention of Second Amendment Rights, they have previously mentioned they support The Second Amendment.


61 posted on 01/24/2013 8:20:13 AM PST by duffee (No poll tax, no tax on firearms, ammunition or gunsafes.)
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To: concerned about politics
A lot of money gets brought into the state.

Not now. A lot of tax revenue up in smoke as well; I'd wager.

62 posted on 01/24/2013 8:21:07 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: concerned about politics
A lot of money gets brought into the state.

That's the message I sent to my governor who is trying to weasel out of dealing with pro second amendment bills being introduced by claiming that his priority is jobs.
63 posted on 01/24/2013 8:22:08 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: SAMWolf
They still don’t get it and then try to blame the evil gun owners for the “postponement”.

Obama's fault!

64 posted on 01/24/2013 8:22:40 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: WakeUpAndVote

“...shall NOT be infringed.”


65 posted on 01/24/2013 8:24:54 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: concerned about politics
I understand that I live in Dauphin county. I also know more people who voted for Obama and Casey then voted for republicans in Dauphin county. They get to own part of this due to the Presidents rhetoric that started the escalation of this show closing. Just like three weeks ago when I had to explain why they had less money in their paychecks. Voting has consequences.
66 posted on 01/24/2013 8:25:06 AM PST by linn37
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To: WakeUpAndVote

The gun grabbers have been trying to divide shooters into specific interest groups for decades, they need to be taught they will have to fight us all together.


67 posted on 01/24/2013 8:25:24 AM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: WakeUpAndVote

Obstinate and stupid is no way to go through life, son.


68 posted on 01/24/2013 8:25:39 AM PST by JPG (Stay strong.)
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To: rktman

Excuse me!

He’s *not* a Salamander.

He’s a Gecko.

Salamanders are pro-gun.

:)


69 posted on 01/24/2013 8:26:20 AM PST by Salamander (Put some workboots in the drier. Recite Dr Seuss. Now you're a rapper!)
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To: WakeUpAndVote

Excellent news! Take note Senators


70 posted on 01/24/2013 8:26:20 AM PST by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: who knows what evil?
A lot of money gets brought into the state.
Not now. A lot of tax revenue up in smoke as well; I'd wager.

Well, there goes this years Christmas present for those politicians. They're going to have to steal their revenue from someone else.

71 posted on 01/24/2013 8:26:30 AM PST by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: redgolum

Since it’s postponed the exhibitors should demand their money back, they had planned to do this on these dates and now the planners of the show have lost the confidence of exhibitors and they are not willing to invest with them again. Some one else should step forward and and do a competing show.


72 posted on 01/24/2013 8:27:36 AM PST by duffee (No poll tax, no tax on firearms, ammunition or gunsafes.)
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To: rktman
MSRs? Oh. Military Style Rifles.

Modern Sporting Rifles.

73 posted on 01/24/2013 8:29:48 AM PST by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: WakeUpAndVote

I’ve heard that this frigging “Reed” company that organizes this event also does the Las Vegas SHOT show......the vendors who stood their ground here should put a nail in the coffin of this British company’s tenure here in this country. We don’t need a company from a country overrun by Muslims, Political Correctness, and government intrusion creating and managing 2A venues here in this country. BAN THEM FOREVER!


74 posted on 01/24/2013 8:29:59 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: who knows what evil?

There were a lot of groups with a lot of members on the boycott list. Such as :

PA Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs
Pennsylvania Trappers Assoc.
Susquehanna River Waterfowlers Assoc
Unified Sportsmen of PA
National Rifle Association
National Skeet Shooting Association

Finally, people have had enough and are standing up for their rights!


75 posted on 01/24/2013 8:30:07 AM PST by tired&retired
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To: Former MSM Viewer

Worth repeating.

Get the message to GEICO.


76 posted on 01/24/2013 8:32:18 AM PST by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: WakeUpAndVote

NOWHERE on the linked pages do these ideological tyrants offer a means for the common consumer to send them feedback. They can choke on their British heritage...


77 posted on 01/24/2013 8:32:18 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: duffee
Since it’s postponed the exhibitors should demand their money back

OR, they can wait until they find out which state is people friendly and which state is politician friendly. They can move their business to a nicer state so the profits can go there.

ALL business should consider moving out of liberal or liberal leaning states. They'd be much better off in the long run.

78 posted on 01/24/2013 8:34:00 AM PST by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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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.

They sound like a bunch of wimps. Hope they lost a ton of money with their spinelessness. A small percentage? Looks like it was enough for them to pull the plug on their show however.
79 posted on 01/24/2013 8:35:34 AM PST by CottonBall
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To: RandallFlagg

CONGRATS! One GEICO policy down! Whoo Hoo! That’s very good news. They started this fight. Taking sides is noticeable in this age.


80 posted on 01/24/2013 8:35:51 AM PST by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: tired&retired
How many gun owners (and others) have heard this most excellent speech by Oklahoma State Senator Nathan Dahm? It is among the best I have ever heard, and only takes a few minutes of your time...click here...we need to raise this man's national profile.
81 posted on 01/24/2013 8:35:53 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: cripplecreek

Imagine what our our economy would be if it weren’t for the preppers and the gun buyers.

Obama’s Stimulus.


82 posted on 01/24/2013 8:36:16 AM PST by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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To: WakeUpAndVote
NSSF Statement on the Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show January 24, 2013 We have just learned that Reed Exhibitions has decided to postpone the 2013 Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show. In the days following Reed Exhibitions’ announcement that modern sporting rifles would be prohibited from the Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show, the leadership of the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) has been in intense, frank discussions with Reed Exhibitions management in an effort to reverse this unacceptable decision. These discussions reached an impasse. NSSF is in no way affiliated with, nor does it participate in or exhibit at this show in any way. Reed Exhibitions does, however, manage the NSSF-owned SHOT Show (though Reed manages the SHOT Show, all SHOT Show decisions, policies and actions are made at NSSF’s direction). Because of Reed’s recent actions, NSSF is considering all options regarding the management of future SHOT Shows.
83 posted on 01/24/2013 8:36:47 AM PST by SAMWolf (Looking for my generations Lexington and Concord.)
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To: Salamander
Great news! Whose next!!!
84 posted on 01/24/2013 8:37:04 AM PST by RedMonqey ("Gun-free zones" equal "Target-rich environment.")
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To: RitaOK

FAMOUS DRILL INSTRUCTOR SAYS GEICO FIRED HIM FOR CRITICIZING OBAMA ADMIN.

Famous drill instructor Lee Ermey — best known for his appearance in the movie “Full Metal Jacket” — says he was fired from his gig as a GEICO insurance personality because he criticized President Obama.

Last December, Ermey — also known as “Gunney” — made headlines by blasting the economy and linking Obama to socialism:

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2012/08/26/famous-drill-instructor-says-geico-fired-him-for-criticizing-obama-admin/

But the plot thickened in January when Ermey came out and apologized, drawing the ire of some of his fans. And now, despite that apology, Ermey says GEICO fired him because of the statements.

Ermey had played a psychiatrist in a GEICO commercial and famously called his “patient” a “jackwagon.” When TMZ recently asked him about it, he said “GEICO fired me because I had– I wasn’t too kind about speaking with the– about the administration, so– the present administration — so they fired me.”

“So they fired you because of political reasons?” asked TMZ.

“Yeah,” he answered. “If you’re a conservative in this town, you better watch out.”


85 posted on 01/24/2013 8:37:12 AM PST by tired&retired
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To: PeteB570
Looks like the idiots are blaming “the people” for the postponement.

Yep
86 posted on 01/24/2013 8:37:27 AM PST by Girlene
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To: rktman; All
I never did like that little green salamander.
Hey/Yeah!...don't blame the (spokes_animal :) *amphibian...
*It's a Skink! ...an lizard...blame the (what did they do?) company anyway.
*note the FR name

87 posted on 01/24/2013 8:37:53 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (who'll take tomorrow,spend it all today;who can take your income,tax it all away..0'Bozo man can :-)
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To: WakeUpAndVote
Great news! Whose next!!!
88 posted on 01/24/2013 8:38:09 AM PST by RedMonqey ("Gun-free zones" equal "Target-rich environment.")
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To: concerned about politics
ALL business should consider moving out of liberal or liberal leaning states. They'd be much better off in the long run.

Which southern, midwest, or mountain states are most business-friendly? There are several without an income tax...

89 posted on 01/24/2013 8:39:21 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: rktman

Modern Sporting Rifles. He defines the “MSR” acronym near the start of his postponment notice.


90 posted on 01/24/2013 8:39:43 AM PST by Cboldt
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To: WakeUpAndVote

This is the power of the people. Deny the left access to your money and things will change. If you do business with a company, make sure it is not a leftist company. If it is, replace them and be sure they know why. I’ll pay a little more or deal with less convenience if it means I can avoid funding my enemies on the left.


91 posted on 01/24/2013 8:40:22 AM PST by Trod Upon (Civilian disarmament is the precursor to democide.)
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To: tomkat
No victory lap here. We have only just got started.

I find it interesting that Reed's last sponsor was Progressive Insurance. I find it interesting that the so-called postponing occurred the same day that that bitch from CA is introducing an Assualt Weapon ban. I find it interesting the Reed could have listened to their customers and allowed modern rifles and accessories at the show.

There is no doubt that Reed wants an AWB. They went as far as telling outfitters at the show that they could not show pictures of hunts that included tactical rifles in the photos. And if anyone is wondering there are plenty of people that hunt using an AR platform ... And it can be done just as sporting as using a bold action .223.

92 posted on 01/24/2013 8:40:59 AM PST by ConservativeInPA (Molon Labe)
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To: Gaffer

Reed isn’t doing the SHOT show in Vegas.

From Fox News: “... is owned and sponsored by the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), a firearms, ammunition, hunting and shooting sports industry trade association. They are an industry trade association.

http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2013/01/15/12-miles-guns-shot-show-kicks-off-in-las-vegas/


93 posted on 01/24/2013 8:41:27 AM PST by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: tired&retired; rktman
FAMOUS DRILL INSTRUCTOR SAYS GEICO FIRED HIM FOR CRITICIZING OBAMA ADMIN.
Thanks, for "the background" of the complaints...

94 posted on 01/24/2013 8:41:41 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (who'll take tomorrow,spend it all today;who can take your income,tax it all away..0'Bozo man can :-)
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To: tired&retired

GEICO: Gun Manufacturer Auto Policy Cancelled...

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2981256/posts

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=a1e_1358944167


95 posted on 01/24/2013 8:41:53 AM PST by tired&retired
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To: WakeUpAndVote

NSSF Statement on the Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show
http://www.nssfblog.com/nssf-statement-on-the-eastern-sports-and-outdoor-show/

January 24, 2013 By nssfnews

We have just learned that Reed Exhibitions has decided to postpone the 2013 Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show.

In the days following Reed Exhibitions’ announcement that modern sporting rifles would be prohibited from the Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show, the leadership of the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) has been in intense, frank discussions with Reed Exhibitions management in an effort to reverse this unacceptable decision. These discussions reached an impasse.

NSSF is in no way affiliated with, nor does it participate in or exhibit at this show in any way. Reed Exhibitions does, however, manage the NSSF-owned SHOT Show (though Reed manages the SHOT Show, all SHOT Show decisions, policies and actions are made at NSSF’s direction).

Because of Reed’s recent actions, NSSF is considering all options regarding the management of future SHOT Shows.


96 posted on 01/24/2013 8:43:35 AM PST by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: WakeUpAndVote

Hahaha!! Excellent!

You f*** with one of us, you’ll deal with ALL of us... and our wallets.


97 posted on 01/24/2013 8:44:52 AM PST by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: Cyber Liberty; Gaffer

Reed Exhibitions does, however, manage the NSSF-owned SHOT Show (though Reed manages the SHOT Show, all SHOT Show decisions, policies and actions are made at NSSF’s direction).

See post #96


98 posted on 01/24/2013 8:45:30 AM PST by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: listenhillary

Anybody watching the gun grabber press confrence on C-SPAN 3?

DICK Blumenthal speaking now.


99 posted on 01/24/2013 8:46:58 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: WakeUpAndVote

Let your Congressional representatives know about this and that it is an indicator of how strongly we value our 2ND Amendment rights.

Here is what I sent to my reps:

The Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show, originally scheduled to start February 2 in Harrisburg, has been ‘postponed’.The reason: over 400 exhibitors pulled out—including Cabelas and a host of big name firearms manufacturers.

These exhibitors pulled out in protest of the show’s decision to prohibit the display of “assault weapons”. This wrong-headed decision of the show’s management, and the ensuing backlash from exhibitors and attendees alike who respect the 2ND Amendment should serve as an indicator to you of how strongly Pennsylvanians feel about ANY attempt by Obama or Congress to erode our 2ND Amendment Rights—which incidently—don’t come from government, they come from our Creator. Remember this when Senator Feinstein trots out her proposals to disarm Americans.

You should also know that here in Pennsylvnia, our state-level legislators are taking steps to enact legislation that would protect Pennsylvanians against ANY further regulation of firearms that comes out of D.C.


100 posted on 01/24/2013 8:47:13 AM PST by patriotsblood
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