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  • heatman101 heatman101 Jan 24, 2013 11:36 AM Flag

    Hey Fishy!!! You can stay home now...

    The show has been canceled!! Yay!!! Those suckas get what they deserve for trying to impose their bias!!


    Sentiment: Strong Buy

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    • This is not good for gun owners, gun manufacturers, and gun investors. The media will tear them apart, you watch. This was the largest sportsman show in PA if not the east coast.

    • No that's a sad result of this ridiculous boycott and a small faction of fanatical gunowners, who pressured vendors and other attendees to boycott it. Try explaining this to your 11 year old boy who's gone for 3 years in a row, this was all about the guns used at the Sandy Hook elementary school massacre. Gun owners are only worse off in the gun control conversation thanks to this sort of stupidity.

      Sentiment: Strong Sell

    • 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.”

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