Outdoor Show Cancelled by Anti-Gun Promoter

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jeffr
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Outdoor Show Cancelled by Anti-Gun Promoter

The Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show, held annually in Harrisburg, PA is America's largest outdoor show. It normally has ~200,000 attendees and an economic impact of $44 million dollars into the local economy. The show isn't going to be held this year, and the reason why is a prime example of what can be accomplished if the community of folks committed to the preservation of our rights stands together.

Earlier this year, the show's promoter, Reed Exhibitions of the U.K., announced that they weren't going to allow the display or sale of modern sporting rifles or standard capacity magazines.

As word spread, exhibitors began withdrawing from the show. Earlier this week, the list of businesses choosing to not participate in the show reached over 200 long.

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[i]Major sponsor Cabela's was the first to announce a pullout. Others, including Smith & Wesson, Ruger, Trijicon, and Crimson Trace followed along with organizations including the National Wild Turkey Federation and the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation. Dozens of small exhibitors, many with products unrelated to the modern sporting rifle, pulled out in support of gun rights. ... With their refusal to reconsider their policy, Reed essentially, rendered itself toxic in the outdoor industry. [/i]
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Now if these same sponsors

Now if these same sponsors will inform the financial institutions that if any of them try to intimidate our manufacturers that they will be shunned by the entire sporting community. The same as happened here, a meaningful message will have been sent.

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Now if these same sponsors

Now if these same sponsors will inform the financial institutions that if any of them try to intimidate our manufacturers that they will be shunned by the entire sporting community. The same as happened here, a meaningful message will have been sent. I further wonder if the companies which arm the police and military with small arms would serve notice that future supplies would also be no longer available to the governments (federal, state and local), what would be the response? Barrett did it. Why not everyone?

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I saw this, and to show my

I saw this, and to show my support, I bought not only a new handgun, but a Crimson Trace laser from Cabela's, both of which are on the list.

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