The National Rifle Association has been awarded the time slot of the longtime Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show in Harrisburg, according to state Sen. Richard Alloway, R-Adams, Franklin and York counties.
I love it. Especially that the Mayor of Harrisburg is anti-gun and anti-NRA. I doubt she had any voice in the selection process. Of the 17 applicants to sponsor the show, the former host Reed Exhibitions was not one of them. The name will be changed to The Great American Outdoor Show. David Keene, NRA President, said legal firearms will be part of the show as well as additional events will be included such as a country music concert
This is good news. I had some doubts that the NRA would be the organization to pick this up, with the big show they already do later in the spring.
We can also thank the Dauphin County Board of Commissioners who paid a deposit to reserve the date for the show. I don't know how much demand there is to book the Farm Show Comples, but without their foresight and willingness to stick their collective neck out, it's possible that a new show organizer may not have been able to secure the date.