Thursday, January 24, 2013

Gun rights groups boycott kills nation's largest outdoors show that banned assault weapons

Via Cousin Bill

Couldn't happen to nicer guys.:) 

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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 and outdoorsmen 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.

The show is the biggest in the nation and features several outdoors groups, hundreds of exhibitors and the most popular TV hunting show stars. It draws thousands from the Washington-Baltimore area. As the assault rifle ban became known, exhibitors, sponsors and the TV stars withdrew by the dozens.


  1. We have plenty of power as long as we are willing to use it.

    1. AMartinez no not that one!January 24, 2013 at 6:09 PM


    2. Absolutely, shutting down the nation's largest outdoor show is a tremendous accomplishment.

    3. The question is, will it go unnoticed in Rome, Centurion?