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Old 03-14-2013, 04:43 PM
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I applaud these companies for taking a stand. 2nd amendment advocates make up the majority of customers at gun shows.So why on earth would a gun show owner think it s a smart idea to toss the salad of anti-2nd amendment trash by trying banning so called assault weapons from their show? Barbara Boxer is not going to a gun show, neither is Diane Fienswine or Chuck Schumer. So called assault weapons are used for hunting,they are not created for warfare. It is anti-2nd amendment trash trying to claim AR15s are not used for hunting.


Eastern Sports and Outdoors Show in Harrisburg halted after boycott - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

An act of pro-gun solidarity has led to the indefinite postponement of an expo of outdoors products that is billed as the largest in North America.

Two weeks ago, organizers of the Eastern Sports and Outdoors Show in Harrisburg -- a massive exhibition of some 1,200 dealers of all types of outdoors gear, clothing, cooking supplies and vacation packages -- abruptly announced it would forbid the sale and display of military-style semi-automatic rifles at the event. The ban triggered a revolt among the show's gun exhibitors that grew to a boycott by vendors and sponsors, including hundreds of companies, many of which do not sell guns.

On Thursday, Reed Exhibitions USA, a subsidiary of one of the world's largest event organizers based in England, said it had postponed "for now" the nine-day show, which was scheduled to open Feb. 2 at the Harrisburg Farm Show Complex.

"Our original decision not to include certain products ... this year was made in order to preserve the event's historical focus on the hunting and fishing traditions enjoyed by American families," Chet Burchett, Reed Exhibitions USA president, said in a prepared statement. "In the current climate, we felt that the presence of [military-style rifles] would distract from the theme of hunting and fishing, disrupting the broader experience of our guests."

Reed's decision was made a month after the Newtown, Conn., school shooting and during intense legislative debate about gun control.

A spokeswoman declined to comment.

In his statement, Mr. Burchett said the ban on military-style firearms was simply "a product decision, of the type event organizers need to make every day."

But that's not the way some vendors saw it.

"Due to recent changes made by Reed Exhibitions regarding the Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show, Cabela's will no longer sponsor this year's event," wrote the outdoors retailer and mail-order giant on its Facebook page.

In a statement posted by The Sportsman's Shop of New Holland, Pa., store owner Joe Keffer, a board member of the National Shooting Sports Foundation, said he would not participate in the show.

"I was hopeful that an agreement could be reached to allow the show to continue at the caliber to which my fellow exhibitors, manufacturers and the more than 200,000 attendees have come to expect," wrote Mr. Keffer, a longtime exhibitor at the show. "While I respect Reed's desire to be sensitive to events that have caused great pain to Connecticut and our nation, and to avoid negative publicity for the show, it's also critical that we don't infringe on the rights of safe, responsible, law-abiding citizens to purchase, own and use legal firearms."

The National Rife Association withdrew its support with a message posted on its website.

"We are disappointed that Reed Exhibitions has ignored the concerns expressed by attendees, the outdoor industry and the NRA in not reconsidering their position to ban the display of modern sporting rifles," it read.

More than 200 exhibitors including Bass Pro Shops, Sportsmans Liquidation, ThermaCell, Unified Sportsmen of Pennsylvania, Comcast, Pennsylvania Independent Oil and Gas Association, The Outdoors Channel and the National Wild Turkey Federation had vowed to participate in the boycott.

Reed told exhibitors via email that booth rental fees would be refunded.

David E. Black, president and CEO of the Harrisburg Chamber of Commerce, said the economic impact of the loss of one of Harrisburg's biggest events would be substantial.

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The anti-gun nuts think they can growl a little bit and the pro Second Amendement people will bow to their wishes. Thank God there are enough Americans who refuse to give up their freedoms just to let a bunch of big city dwellers feel like they've actually accomplished something.
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The anti-gun nuts think they can growl a little bit and the pro Second Amendement people will bow to their wishes. Thank God there are enough Americans who refuse to give up their freedoms just to let a bunch of big city dwellers feel like they've actually accomplished something.
Trouble is,that UN-Treaty about Small Arms is looming,and there is a good possibility it would be ratified by the Senate!
Only thing Congress could do then is defund the Implementation of it!
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anti-2nd amendment trash
anti-2nd amendment scum
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Funny how anti-2nd amendment means anyone who disagrees with your view of the 2nd amendment.
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anti-2nd amendment trash
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Funny how anti-2nd amendment means anyone who disagrees with your view of the 2nd amendment.
Ha...

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Trouble is,that UN-Treaty about Small Arms is looming,and there is a good possibility it would be ratified by the Senate!
Only thing Congress could do then is defund the Implementation of it!
The United States cannot legally honor any unConstitutional treaty, no matter how much the thugs blather on about it.
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anti-2nd amendment trash
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Funny how anti-2nd amendment means anyone who disagrees with your view of the 2nd amendment.

What part of "Butt out of my Second Amendment rights" is disturbing for you?
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What part of "Butt out of my Second Amendment rights" is disturbing for you?
There is not 2nd amendment rights. It is one right.
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Oh! I'm sorry. Butt out of my rights!
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Oh! I'm sorry. Butt out of my rights!
Nobody has taken your right to be armed. You have two now don't you? Where is your right to legs is what I want to know. Or your right to your butt.
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