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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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Hopefully the people in Washington are paying attention to what happens when you mess with a free man's rights!!
 

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Great job to every one who participated! Remember it's not over yet, keep the pressure on all the politicians from the top to the bottom! MOLON LABE
 

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Just wanted to say if everyone put as much energy into recent elections as they did in this issue around this show the outcome here in Pa might have been different
 

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We have just won a tiny battle in what is definitely going to be a long, <span style="font-weight: bold">LONG</span> war. Lets hope that we collectively have the stomach to go the distance!
 

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Dont let your guard down now.....Keep informed...stay alert....this isn't over yet !!!
 

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Even in their statement about the postponement, they are taking shots.

It is called the Eastern SPORTS and OUTDOOR Show. Many, many people compete in SPORTS that involve AR rifles. Many more people enjoy the SPORT of shooting in the OUTDOORS.

They are STILL clueless but we have made a difference and shut this thing down, for now.
 

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If i may use a historical reference, we just won the battle of Ia Drang. We have got a long war ahead of us guys.
 

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“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."
Wow...that really stinks for an excuse. Still trying to justify their decision. Unfortunately their decision affected all vendors because they attempted to infringe on an amendment in the U.S. Constitution. All Americans are governed by said document, therefore they alienated everyone.
 

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The news basically said that it was postponed because of Feinsteins ban coming out. (msnbc) Nothing about everyone pulling out because of their decision about black guns.
 
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