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I hope that my info is incorrect but, I was talking with a friend who is a small dealer today and he told me that a friend of his that always sets up at the show and has a lake Erie fishing charter,recieved a letter from the show coordinators informing him that there will NO "assault style weapons" allowed to be displayed or sold. Not even allowed to sell raffle tickets that has one on it.If this IS true,I,for one,will be boycotting the show this year! If anyone has info to the contrary,please let me know.
 

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Info is accurate. There is a thread in our general forum and their statement is on their Facebook page.
 

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Post from there facebook just 2 hours ago
Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show-Update

The Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show is a unique celebration of the authentic hunting and fishing traditions that are cherished by millions of Americans and their families. We are proud to celebrate these pastimes by featuring 1,200 exhibitors offering a diverse range of products from outfitters to fishing boats and RVs, from archery to art and from clothes to cabins.

As a hunting-focused event, we welcome exhibitors who wish to showcase products and firearms that serve the traditional needs of the sport. Clearly, we strongly support the 2nd Amendment. However, this year we have made the decision not to include certain products that in the current climate may attract negative attention that would distract from the strong focus on hunting and fishing at this family-oriented event and possibly disrupt the broader positive experience of our guests.

ESS is proud to participate in the preservation and promotion of the rich hunting and fishing tradition passed from generation to generation by American families.
 

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We all need to comment on their facebook post voicing our opposition and pledging to boycott the show.
 

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I agree. I guess the "diverse portion of their statement isnt so diverse now! I will boycott if this in fact remains in place. Its about the principle.
 

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Chris Ohara is the show manager. In his own publication he asks for input. Perhaps an email to him would be approprate too: [email protected]
 

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A common tactic of the left is to play to the Fudds, with their "no one needs a 30 round magazine to hunt"

As is well known, Fudds will throw you down the stairs in a second as long as their fowling piece is not affected.

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I actually heard on the radio the show was being boycotted due to the assault weapon thing.
 
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