Skip to comments.NRA boycott kills outdoors show that banned assault weapons
Posted on 01/24/2013 10:19:45 AM PST by Texas Fossil
A massive boycott sparked by the NRA and other gun-rights groups outraged that the nation's largest outdoors show banned the exhibition of assault weapons has caused the show's organizers to abruptly cancel the week-long event in Harrisburg, Pa.
The successful boycott was the biggest demonstration of support by the outdoors industry yet against gun control efforts being pushed in Washington and in several states.
"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.," the organizer said in a statement Thursday.
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I am not sure that the NRA is the force behind the boycott, but an industry reaction to Congressional insanity in DC.
Tip of this iceberg is all that is showing in the media. They have not acknowledged the scale and scope of the public reaction to Congress Critters and the Liar-in-Chief.
They felt the heat.
Maybe, just maybe, they’ll see the light.
I’m sure the left are smiling anytime a gun show is cancelled....for whatever reason.
No kidding. The NRA was among the later dropouts from the show.
Texas Fossil ~:” I am not sure that the NRA is the force behind the boycott, but an industry reaction to Congressional insanity in DC. “
It was NOT the NRA...
It was : “ WE ,THE PEOPLE” who support and defend the Constitution !
Shows that there are many more gun owners and new buyers than the corrupt communists realize. We are in the final stages of putting up with the communists taking over America. The dam is breaking.
Despite all the howls from the left, this would be the first thing the NRA actually was involved in killing.
It wasn't so much a gun show as it was a gun-ban show. I think the message is loud and clear, and it isn't being lost, even on stupid dems who are up for reelection next year.
Ban Beer at Oktoberfest and see how many show up.
Good for those who took a stand!
The NRA came late to the party. I recall that a number of smaller vendors started the avalanche with Ruger or Cabelas being the first major sponsor to back out. What the NRA did was cause this story to hit the major news outlets. Once that happened, and the greater sporting/defense community who is not as news savvy as people on FR became aware of the 2A attack, it was all over but the crying for ESOS.
As my Dad used to tell me... “Screw with the bull, you’re gonna get the horn!”
It’s interesting that Reed would rather cancel the show than just cancel their policy on AR-15s.
Pls...everyone continue to keep up the pressures. Im doing my part by email and phone calls from outside the USofA.
Take a stand and dont back down!
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This is a foolish move by the promoter, Reed Exhibitions.
For all practical purposes a postponement means the death of the show.
Their original decision was troublesome.
They compounded that with a decision that is disastrous.
Exhibitors plan and schedule their shows many months in advance and will already have commitments to other shows nationwide in coming weeks.
It will be impossible for Reed to reschedule a show of this magnitude on relatively sort notice.
All they had to do is say that in fairness to exhibitors and buyers they had decided to delay any policy changes and will restore the original rules and guidelines and lift the arbitrary ban on AR style rifles for this show.
Exhibitors had to deposit money up front to reserve table space. Now they will demand the deposit money be refunded.
If it isn’t promptly returned, the resultant lawsuits will keep lawyers busy for years.
Additionally, some exhibitors may decide to sue for expenses incurred and damages because they could have attended other shows if they had not been committed to the Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show.
Doubling-down on stupid.
Fear of becoming a target to the leftists.
Don't want to be the first penguin off the ice floe...