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  1. #1
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    Default This just in (Eastern Sports Show)

    NSSF Statement on the Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show

    January 24, 2013By nssfnews

    We have just learned that Reed Exhibitions has decided to postpone the 2013 Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show.
    In the days following Reed Exhibitions’ announcement that modern sporting rifles would be prohibited from the Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show, the leadership of the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) has been in intense, frank discussions with Reed Exhibitions management in an effort to reverse this unacceptable decision. These discussions reached an impasse.
    NSSF is in no way affiliated with, nor does it participate in or exhibit at this show in any way. Reed Exhibitions does, however, manage the NSSF-owned SHOT Show (though Reed manages the SHOT Show, all SHOT Show decisions, policies and actions are made at NSSF’s direction).
    Because of Reed’s recent actions, NSSF is considering all options regarding the management of future SHOT Shows.

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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.

    They say a small percentage of more than 1000 exhibits.Since when was 1/3 a small percent? I wouldn't ever go back and support this show if I was a exhibiter!I would go find other shows and let this show be shut down forever!Good for all the people who stood there ground and maybe the people in d.c. will know how we can stand together on this stuff!

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    jesse, I completely agree. These guys don't get it. Last time I checked, the 2nd Amendment affects all of us. They should apologize and ask for forgiveness...maybe make a donation to the NRA. I hope they go bankrupt.
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    good luck to all
    the dog
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    It's laughable they call it a "postponment" far as Im concerned it's "CANCELLED" for good..obviously they have NOT gotten the point at all!
    “But he was wounded for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; on him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and by his stripes we are healed.” Isaiah 53:5

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    they knew people were just not going to show up. they screwed up, and lost tons of money

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