The people have spoken.
The Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show was postponed today after several vendors pulled out due to the recent gun ban.

The NRA was leading the boycott against the show.
Here is the statement from the Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show website:

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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  1. SCORE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. I don’t understand what is going on here. When an entity bars a fully legal vendor providing a legal and constitution service and yet accepts other similar vendors, isn’t this discrimination? I just saw where the city of Glendale is barring any further gun shows in their city–again, isn’t this discriminatory. Or, is it only leftists that can be discriminated against—

  3. Things just get more and more divisive in our country, no?

  4. NO MORE QUISLING QUITTERS…..If you CAVE IN to government fascist intimidations….YOU LOSE IT ALL….WOE to RINO COWARDS who would bend their knee begging for mercy in the never ending surrender of our rights to government tyranny.

  5. That statement is purely liberal, deflecting responsibility for their decision and taking a side regarding the Second Amendment… Just read between the lines.

    “In the current climate, we felt that the presence of MSRs would distract…

    disrupting the broader experience of our guests…

    It is unfortunate that in the current emotionally charged atmosphere…

    ESS has long been proud to participate in the preservation and promotion of hunting and fishing traditions…”

  6. It really sounds like Reed Exhibitions wanted to cancel the gun show while putting the blame on somebody else, so they deliberately banned a perfectly 100% legal product knowing that vendors would pull out, giving them the excuse they needed to cancel.

    Now, the question is – What other exhibitions does Reed Exhibitions put on? We The People need to be canceling attendance at those.

  7. Vendors don’t need a “show” to sell their products in (as they say), “the current climate.”

    That being said, reed exhibitions has shown their willingness to kneel to the tyrants over “a small percentage of over 1000 exhibits,” which somehow “overshadow” the vast remainder of this event.

    If these folks seek to restrict the firearms a free society wishes to legally purchase, in exercise of our unalienable right, and thus become tools of those tyrants, then they don’t deserve anyone’s support.

    I’m amazed that the barring of such a tiny number of vendors could result in the “postponement” of the whole show…./sarc/

    Clearly, a very large number of the prospective patrons take our unalienable right to keep and bear arms very seriously.

    When the tyrants close down legal means to obtain firearms, ammo and accessories, they can expect the outlawed adherents of patriotism to find other means.

  8. Hope Reed Exhibitions loses lots of money on this deal. Just might be a wake-Up call to other shows.

  9. Translation…we caved to liberal anti gun people. Cowards. We are not going to lie down like lemmings and let liberals destroy the Second Amendment. You are in for a fight.

  10. Let this be “a shot across the bow” for all other weak kneed cowards

    We “Bitter Clingers” have very long memories !!!

  11. One person has done all this. One day and lives were changed in One town. Sad and I don’t know what I would do if I had a child who is gone. I feel sorry.

    But, this and other things going on will not stop Crazy. This Eastern Sports thing is just as Crazy.

  12. OT

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  13. Question here maybe someone knows isn’t Reed a British Company?…

  14. OT

    Can You Guess Who I Am? (It’s not a scare tactic. It’s a reality check.)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=rrjU-HBkmLE

  15. Reed also does the SHOT show. People should start talking to the National Shooting Sports Foundation, who sponsors the show and tell them to get a new exposition company to run it.

  16. Question here maybe someone knows isn’t Reed a British Company?…

    Reed Exhibitions Ltd Worldwide Headquarters:

    Gateway House
    28 The Quadrant
    Richmond, Surrey
    TW9 1DN, UK

  17. Yep, Reed is some British outfit who decided to be politically correct. Thankfully, a large number of vendors pulled out of the show rather than be a part of this crap. Reed only canceled because a large number of people were fed up with them. Reed Exhibitions should never be supported again by anyone who values the 2nd Amendment.

  18. Reed is clearly smarting from the push-back over their idiotic policy. Their statement is pure pablum, but the fear of economic consequences has hit home.

    And yes, if Reed runs the SHOT show, then that’s the next field of battle. These limp-wristed Brits need to feel the heat. See how much they like it if they’re reduced to holding gun shows in their own unfree country. What a joke that would be.



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