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America’s largest outdoor sports show to ban AR-15s
The Daily Caller ^ | 1/18/2013 | Mike Piccione

Posted on 01/18/2013 10:06:01 AM PST by Godebert

The Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show, also known as the Harrisburg Gun Show, has announced it will limit the type of firearms that it will allow to be exhibited. “We have made the decision not to include certain products that in the current climate may attract negative attention,” they posted on their website.

The hunting and fishing show, the largest consumer event in the nation, offers 1,200 exhibitors and will run from February 2 – 10, 2013, just outside of Harrisburg, PA.

A representative to the show told the Daily Caller that “no specific information was available on the type of restricted product at this time” and she offered to have someone call back with the information.

The National Rifle Association, in a statement through their Institute for Legislative Action, stated they “strongly disagrees with Reed Exhibitions’ decision to ban Modern Sporting Rifles.” The statement went on to “urge you to follow the NRA and the outdoor industry’s lead by voicing your displeasure with Reed Exhibitions both before and during the show and encourage them to reconsider their position.”

The NRA is reconsidering their support of the show, “The NRA’s future participation in the Eastern Sports & Outdoor Show will be determined by Reed Exhibitions actions in response to the concerns raised by the NRA, the outdoor industry, and America’s law-abiding gun owners.”

Facebook fans of the show are outraged. One fan writes, “If you stand for and support the second amendment, then you would not allow your judgment to be clouded by the people who mean to do harm to the very foundation of this country. I and, my family, will not be attending.” Fans have set up a page calling for a boycott of the show and have gotten support from 1,348 people since Tuesday.

While the show will not specifically tell the public what products are banned, the website Lancaster Online is reporting that AR style rifles and high-capacity magazines are the targeted products. “Representatives from Kinsey’s Outdoors in Mount Joy and The Sportsman Shop in New Holland, which are both affected by the ban, said they were told by Reed officials they could not bring to the show for sale or display any AR-style rifles or ammunition magazines capable of holding more than 30 rounds,” the site reported.

Reed Exhibitions, the event’s organizer, is based in Norwalk, CT., approximately twenty-five miles from Newtown where the Sandy Hook elementary school shooting took place.

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2013/01/18/americas-largest-outdoor-sports-show-to-ban-ar-15s/#ixzz2ILpUm38N


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: ar15; banglist; easternsportsmens; guncontrol; harrisburg; harrisburggunshow; harrisburghgunshow; secondamendment; sportsmensshow
Bad move IMHO.
1 posted on 01/18/2013 10:06:08 AM PST by Godebert
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To: Godebert

I guess they think gun-haters go to gun shows and don’t want to offend them.


2 posted on 01/18/2013 10:07:22 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (TYRANNY: When the people fear the politicians. LIBERTY: When the politicians fear the people.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Already talk of a boycott of the show. I hope the organizers lose big.


3 posted on 01/18/2013 10:08:59 AM PST by Godebert (No Person Except a NATURAL BORN CITIZEN!)
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To: Godebert
Very bad move. They just doomed their show to mediocre success.

A friend just returned from a very successful gun show for dealers in Columbia SC (IIRC) and the biggest attraction at the show were the AR-15's. He said there were long lines in front the kiosks for manufacturers of AR-15's...particularly at Windham Weaponry (at one time the line to get into the Windham display was over 100 people long).

4 posted on 01/18/2013 10:12:48 AM PST by RoosterRedux
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To: Godebert

And if no one shows up?


5 posted on 01/18/2013 10:13:14 AM PST by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class.)
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To: Godebert

***“We have made the decision not to include certain products that in the current climate may attract negative attention,” they posted on their website.***

The American male at large needs to rid itself of the pantywaist mentality of not ‘offending’ the left.

We have the truth on our side - it’s high time we stand up for it. And never, ever back down again.


6 posted on 01/18/2013 10:13:33 AM PST by MichaelCorleone (A return to Jesus and prayer in the schools is the only way.)
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To: Godebert

Save your money and time. Skip this show and go to another one that is
gun owner friendly.


7 posted on 01/18/2013 10:13:43 AM PST by tennmountainman
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To: Godebert

Kind of what I was thinking. Boycott would be a message sender I would think. I know of a couple of stores that took down their AR platforms after the hue and cry started. I don’t shop there anymore. Pinchin’ the pocketbook sends a message for sure.


8 posted on 01/18/2013 10:13:43 AM PST by rktman (Live the oath you took or get out of office!)
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To: Godebert

Doubt there’s much of a market for anti-gun gun shows.

People who are anti-gun don’t go. People who aren’t should go elsewhere. Not much of a niche left.

SnakeDoc


9 posted on 01/18/2013 10:13:43 AM PST by SnakeDoctor ("I've shot people I like more for less." -- Raylan Givens)
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To: Godebert

Here’s why.

Reed Exhibitions is a British owned global conglomerate.


10 posted on 01/18/2013 10:15:15 AM PST by Red Steel
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To: Godebert

This is a breach of contract against the exhibitors, they should pull out, demand their deposits back, and leave Reed Exhibitions holding the bag for the costs.


11 posted on 01/18/2013 10:17:32 AM PST by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: Godebert
“We have made the decision not to include certain products that in the current climate may attract negative attention...”

Yeah. Sorry guys. You just did.

12 posted on 01/18/2013 10:19:07 AM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts (Humans have eliminated natural selection. Morons are now a protected species. They breed and vote.)
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To: Godebert
America’s largest outdoor sports show to ban AR-15s

and will promptly become

America's smallest outdoor sports show

13 posted on 01/18/2013 10:19:32 AM PST by facedown (Armed in the Heartland)
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To: Godebert

One word: Boycott.


14 posted on 01/18/2013 10:19:40 AM PST by grobdriver (Sic semper tyrannis!)
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To: rktman
I know of a couple of stores that took down their AR platforms after the hue and cry started.

You can bet that part of their motive was to hold back their stock until prices peaked. They're either doing consignment sales at gun shows or selling back to their wholesaler at a nice profit.

15 posted on 01/18/2013 10:20:11 AM PST by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

“I guess they think gun-haters go to gun shows and don’t want to offend them.”

You nailed it, FRiend. This move is not going to appease the left one single bit. It might embolden them though, now that the gun show folks have shown they can intimidated.


16 posted on 01/18/2013 10:20:19 AM PST by DemforBush (You might very well think that. I could not *possibly* comment.)
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To: SampleMan

Bingo!


17 posted on 01/18/2013 10:20:28 AM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Godebert

I WAS thinking of going but they just made my decision for me.


18 posted on 01/18/2013 10:24:18 AM PST by cyclotic ( Obama's golden halo is really just a rusted hubcap)
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To: Godebert

This show should be BOYCOTTED. Yeah, I want these panty waistes in a foxhole with me.

It is exactly this type of capitulation that get the ball rolling for the radical left. Why in the world do they want to HELP the gun grabbers??


19 posted on 01/18/2013 10:25:10 AM PST by Obadiah (Of course Obama wants to protect our children. After all, who else is going to pay off his debt?)
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To: Godebert

BOYCOTT and PICKETT LINES


20 posted on 01/18/2013 10:25:47 AM PST by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: cyclotic
"I WAS thinking of going but they just made my decision for me."

Good. Spread the word.

21 posted on 01/18/2013 10:27:10 AM PST by Godebert (No Person Except a NATURAL BORN CITIZEN!)
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To: Godebert
I posted about this the other day. Typical of so-called journalists that they can write a sentence without a glaring mistake. I work in Harrisburg, I live five miles away. I have been going to the Eastern Sports and Outdoors show for years. It is not known as the Harrisburg Gun Show. Most folks around here call it the Eastern Sportsmen's show, or Sportsmen's show for short. There is a Harrisburg Gun Show, which is a completely different event. I also go to the gun show.

Guns do not dominate the Sportsman's show, although it may seem that way to many if they are not around guns often. The show is divided up into multiple large rooms, typically with a major theme. There are outfitters for fishermen in one room. Outfitters for hunters in an other. Then there is the room with boats, another with ATVs and trucks. And yes, there are some displays of weapons. What is most noticeable to me are the darn turkey calls (I hunt turkey, so don't get me wrong) that cluck non-stop. and them there are the whirlpool tubs and home items that seem out of place.

I am not going to the show this year because of the ban on tactical weapons. I refuse to pay for parking and admission to an event sponsored by liberals. They will not get my money.

I do feel bad for the vendors, some of which have travelled from all corners of the global. I am not booking a trip this year, so I would only be there to kill some time and make it more crowded than it normally is.

22 posted on 01/18/2013 10:27:58 AM PST by ConservativeInPA (Molon Labe)
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To: All

If anyone posts on AR-15.com please post this information there. It may already have been posted there.


23 posted on 01/18/2013 10:29:27 AM PST by Godebert (No Person Except a NATURAL BORN CITIZEN!)
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To: Godebert
ARs this year. Fishing tackle next year...after that, it will be nationally renowned as the Badminton Expo.

"Appeasement is the vainglorious hope the tiger will eat you last."
- Winston Churchill


24 posted on 01/18/2013 10:30:45 AM PST by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: Godebert

Vendor’s of assault style weapons should rent a nearby venue and set up signs saying where they are. They’ll gut the show and sell even more produc.


25 posted on 01/18/2013 10:31:14 AM PST by Gen.Blather
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To: Godebert

It was already posted on ar-15.com and on pafoa.org.


26 posted on 01/18/2013 10:34:04 AM PST by ConservativeInPA (Molon Labe)
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To: ConservativeInPA

Outstanding. Thanks for the info.


27 posted on 01/18/2013 10:35:32 AM PST by Godebert (No Person Except a NATURAL BORN CITIZEN!)
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To: Godebert

What are dealers going to have to show? I’ve found exactly one AR in my neck of the woods and the price tag with no goodies is $2,000. My local gun store looks a post-Katrina New Orleans Best Buy..


28 posted on 01/18/2013 10:36:49 AM PST by IamConservative (The soul of my lifes journey is Liberty!)
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To: Godebert

It may be a bad move, but from a business point of view, the next several years worth of production is probably spoken for. Why pay all that money to be in a show and advertise what is already sold?


29 posted on 01/18/2013 10:37:05 AM PST by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum; All
Have you seen the following AR-15 versus duck hunting shotgun video posted in a related thread?
Duck Hunting Shotgun Proven To Be more Dangerous Than A Huldra AR-15

Given that anti-2nd Amendment factions seem to be basing their disdain for the AR-15 on appearances, let's make the AR-15 politically correct by giving 2A-hating liberals a dose of their own medicine as follows.

AR-15 owners need to feminize their AR-15s by painting it hot pink, trimming it with splashes of pink synthetic ostrich feathers, and referring to it as the "gay" AR-15. Then it will be off-limits to liberals. And I wish that I was being sarcastic, but remember that we're dealing with the liberal mindset.

30 posted on 01/18/2013 10:40:53 AM PST by Amendment10
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To: Amendment10
Don't worry, they plan on outlawing duck-guns too, they're just starting with the scary-looking ones that are easier to demagogue.
31 posted on 01/18/2013 10:50:27 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (TYRANNY: When the people fear the politicians. LIBERTY: When the politicians fear the people.)
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To: Godebert

The purpose of all this hype on guns is to keep the right and conservatives focused on what the Demo-Coms describe as issues through their propaganda arm known as the MSM (mainline socialist media) not on the problems created by the “Libs” on their road of good intentions or the socialist/fascists/communists successors to comtrol over todays Democrat party; Which is the cost ,waste, and corruption of his administration which had led to a 16 trillion dollar deficit.

Not one word will address or offer a solution about the hundreds of gangland murders and shootings using illegaly obtained mostly handguns and revolvers .Using code words like “assault rifles” which are really single shot per trigger pull semi automatic rifles, used for small game hunting or target practice. That are legal in every state but made to look like their military counterpart..Called AR’s since Viet Nam and a DOD decision ARs are really medium caliber (22.3) machine guns designed to wound not necessarilly kill which is why they are automatic and fire as many rounds that are in its magazine once the trigger is kept in the pulled position. .They replace quick kill 30 caliber semi automatic (single shot) M-1, Springfield rifles and carbines used during WWII and Korea and approved in most states for use in big game hunting.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2977901/posts NY Post pix of shooter using handgun

Obama certainly can’t critique a system created by his ilk .Ignored in his 23 edicts is that when once caught, perps get set free with lenient sentencing from “liberal” judges or sob sister plea bargain prosecution (which Obama supports for when a Illinois state senator while introducing legislation to sentence any 15 year old as an adult, Obama voted “absent” with others on roll call ) promoted by the MSM,The New York Times CNN, NBC and,ABC. There’s certainly no criticism of “no snitch” mentality partcularly in areas where these shootings are rampant.


32 posted on 01/18/2013 11:08:51 AM PST by mosesdapoet ("To punish a province let a professor rule it." Frederick The Great paraphrased)
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America's Largest Outdoor Sports Show strives for sustainable development by reducing its footprint.
33 posted on 01/18/2013 11:32:24 AM PST by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINE www.fee.org/library/books/economics-in-one-lesson)
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To: Godebert

Do potato guns attract negative attention? Free the spuds!

Here’s to the show being a bust.


34 posted on 01/18/2013 11:47:26 AM PST by bgill (We've passed the point of no return. Welcome to Al Amerika.)
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To: Red Steel

British? Connecticut? There’s two strikes against you...


35 posted on 01/18/2013 11:52:00 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: Godebert

No point going then.


36 posted on 01/18/2013 12:09:50 PM PST by freeandfreezing
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To: Godebert

Never heard of it.


37 posted on 01/18/2013 12:15:31 PM PST by ozzymandus
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To: Godebert

I suspect one of the behind the scenes reasons is that they cannot find any AR-15s to display. Sales in them are probably backlogged for the next few years.


38 posted on 01/18/2013 12:28:12 PM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Best WoT news at rantburg.com)
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To: mosesdapoet

Post 32 is correct. The anti-gun dog and pony show by Obama and the media is a diversion from our country’s biggest problem. Insane, out of control federal government spending and borrowing. This will break our economy and society quicker than just about all our other problems. Our government has turned into Zimbabwe on the Potomac River.


39 posted on 01/18/2013 12:56:24 PM PST by RicocheT (Eat the rich only if you're certain it's your last meal)
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To: Amendment10
AR-15 owners need to feminize their AR-15s by painting it hot pink


40 posted on 01/18/2013 6:42:11 PM PST by superloser
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