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I have very mixed feelings about outdoorsmen killing an outdoors show, but then again, I have not attended in over 20 years. No skin off my nose I suppose.

We have success. There are others more deserving of a boycott for the sake of the second amendment. It should be someone or something that we can beat down and make more headlines. Show the liberal idiots a little more than a group, but flex some economic muscle where it will hurt them directly.

I personally have boycotted the girl scouts and their cookies for years because of their anti hunting and anti gun issues some 20 years ago.

The target should be truly anti-gun, in the public eye and the boycott should be grassroots public and something that can be winnable.


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The Democrat Party.


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Anti Gun groups in Philly would be the best place to start in Pa. with a grass root effort.

<span style="font-weight: bold">Pennsylvanians Against Handgun Violence</span>
Daniel J. Siegel
Rebeca Williams
P.O. Box 495
Wynnewood, PA 19096
P: 610-446-0817
P: 888-444-PAHV
email: [email protected]

<span style="font-weight: bold">The Educational Fund to End Handgun Violence (EFEHV)</span>

Headquarters: Box 72
110 Maryland Avenue, N.E.
Washington, DC 20002
(202) 544-7227

Director: Josh Horwitz

Incorporated in 1978 as an "educational" spin-off to the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, the EFEHV is supported by private donations and foundation grants. The fund distributes anti-gun research on handgun violence, firearms marketing and production, and firearms design.

<span style="font-weight: bold"> The Violence Policy Center (VPC</span>)

Headquarters: 1300 N Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20005
(202) 783-4071

Executive Director: Josh Sugarmann
Of Counsel: Kristen Rand

The Violence Policy Center is the new name of the New Right Watch (NRW), a non-profit group that "researched" what it perceived as a new right-wing American political movement. NRW focused its attack on semi-automatic firearms with two releases: "Assault Weapons and Accessories in America" (1988), a joint effort with EFEHV, and "Assault Weapons: Analysis, New Research, and Legislation" (1989). Funding for New Right Watch was received from individual and foundation grants.

VPC is a non-profit national "educational" foundation that proposes firearms restrictions, including total handgun prohibition, as measures to reduce violence in America. VPC's Executive Director, Josh Sugarmann, formerly the Executive Director of the New Right Watch and, previously, with the National Coalition to Ban Handguns, authored a book attacking the NRA -- NRA: Money, Firepower, and Fear (1992). In 1997, VPC produced a report attacking NRA's Eddie Eagle program, calling it "Joe Camel with feathers". This attack was so scurrilous that many in the media denounced it. It stands as clear evidence that VPC is more interested in attacking NRA than in finding any rational or effective solutions to violence in America.

<span style="font-weight: bold">CeaseFire, Inc.</span>

Headquarters: 1290 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10104
(212) 484-1616

Executive Director: Elizabeth Schmidt

CeaseFire, Inc. was formed in 1995 with a stated mission to "reshape the gun violence debate in America." Infused with money from Courtney Love, the widow of rock star Curt Cobain, who committed suicide, the organization signed on the numerous high- profile celebrities and business people listed below to their advisory panel. CeaseFire runs TV Public Service Announcements with celebrities and runs print advertising in major newspapers and magazines with the message that guns are dangerous and gun ownership is a threat to family and friends. Their stated goal is to promote "handgun-free homes and families" by claiming that gun ownership is a public health threat.

Advisory Panel Members
Reginald Brack, Chairman, Time, Inc.
Fmr. Senator Bill Bradley, (D-NJ)
Stephen Brobeck, Exec. Dir. Consumer Federation of America
Doug Carlston, Chairman and CEO, Broderbund Software, Inc.
Fmr.President Jimmy Carter
K. Kaufer Christoffel, M.D., M.P.H., Children's Mem. Hospital, Chicago
Walter Cronkite, Journalist
Barry Diller, Chairman, Silver King Communications
Michael Douglas, Actor
Millard Drexler, CEO, Gap. Inc.
Marian Wright Edelman, President, Children's Defense Fund
Michael Eisner, Chairman and CEO, The Walt Disney Co.
Susan Estrich, Professor, The Law Center, The University of Southern California
Senator Dianne Feinstein, (D-CA)
Mark Finucane, Former Chairman, National Association of Public Hospitals
Tom Freston, Chairman, MTV Networks
Kieth Geiger, Pres., Nat'l Education Association
Gerald Grinstein, Chairman, Burlington Northern
Alan G. Hassenfeld, Chairman, Pres. and CEO, Hasbro, Inc.
Deborah Leff, Pres., The Joyce Foundation
H. Michael Lemmons, Exec. Dir., Congress of Nat'l Black Churches
Edward Malloy, Pres., University of Notre Dame
Paul Newman, Actor
Michael Ovitz, Pres., The Walt Disney Company
Ron Perlman, Pres., Revlon, Inc.
Mike Pertschuk, Co-Director, The Advocacy Institute
Roberta Copper Ramo, Pres. American Bar Association
Steve Rattner, General Partner, Lazard Freres & Co.
Matt Rodriguez, Superintendent, Chicago Police Department
Mark Rosenburg, M.D., M.P.H., Director, Nat'l Center for Injury
Prevention and Control
Dewey Stokes, Former Nat'l Pres., FOP
Howard Stringer, Chairman and CEO, TELE-TV
Stephen Teret, M.D., M.P.H., Director, John Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research
James Todd, M. D., Executive Vice-Pres., AMA
Jann S. Wenner, Chairman, Wenner Media, Inc.
Lois Jean White, Pres.-Elect, Nat'l PTA
Jay Winston, Director, Center for Health Communications, Harvard University

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Handgun-Free America, Inc.</span>

1600 Wilson Blvd., Suite 800
Arlington, VA 22209
(703) 465-0474 - Phone
(703) 465-5603 - Fax

Handgun-Free America (HFA) is a national, membership-based non-profit organization dedicated to building up strong support for the initiative to ban private handgun ownership in the United States. HFA is organized as a tax-exempt educational organization, which prohibits it from engaging in any direct political action

<span style="font-weight: bold">National Black Police Association</span>

3251 Mt. Pleasant Street, N.W. Second Floor
Washington, DC 20010-2103
Phone (202) 986-2070
Fax(202) 986-0410

The National Black Police Association is a nationwide organization of African American Police Associations. They have endorsed the prohibition on the manufacture of handguns and support strict restriction on their ownership and use.

<span style="font-weight: bold">National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives</span>

MAURICE FOSTER, ESQ., Executive Director
4609 Pinecrest Office Park Drive, Suite F
Alexandria, Virginia 22312-1442
Phone (703) 658-1529
Fax (703) 658-9479

The National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE) was founded in September, 1976. NOBLE has passed resolutions supporting the goals and efforts of the Brady Campaign

I would love to have an Anti-criminal group in Philly.....
Just Sayin........

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This is were people differ. Reed pulling the AR stuff was jammed down he throut of the vendors. How many vendor would not have done the show if they knew before hand. That with out the ARs there were going to be fewer people.

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Good point on the Girl Scouts, Zimm. There is another thread considering the creation of another forum for boycotts. Perhaps one listing anti-gun groups would be in order for our long-term attention span to be concentrated toward the cause?? Maybe it fits under the Gun Control forum???

I do believe we need to start being more pro-active as 2A believers, and not so live and let live. The anti's are voraciously pro-active as liberals, but conservatives need to pick up the pace. Truth is on our side, but we tend to just go sit in a treestand to forget about it, rather than acting on it.

There is also another thread on a PA State House bill 357 to stop Federal anti-2A restriction in PA.
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