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Eastern Sportsmen's Show Boycott Steamrolling (Show Your Support Now) ^ | January 21, 2013 | ConservativeInPA

Posted on 01/21/2013 9:21:05 AM PST by ConservativeInPA

Reed Exhibitions, a UK based company, has prohibited the display and sale of tactical rifles, high-cap magazines and certain other accessories as well as the display of official logos and trademarks of some American gun related manufacturers at the Eastern Sports and Outdoors Show (aka Sportsmen's Show).

The Sportsmen's Show is an annual event held at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg, PA the first week of February. The event sees in excess of 250,000 patrons and has been billed as the largest outdoors show in the world. But NOT this year.

The show originally had four major sponsors; Cabela's, Outdoor Network, Progressive Insurance, and Comcast. Cabela's is boycotting the show with many other vendors and sportsmen. This list of businesses boycotting the show is growing hourly.

This is a chance to show the strength of grassroots conservatives that fully support the 2nd Amendment. Given Obama's and Democrat's assault on the right to bear arms we need to make a stand. Attending this show is essentially license for the liberal media to report, "See, outdoorspeople have no problem with commonsense gun control and they, like most Americas, want to our children to be safe from guns with high capacity clips. There is NO reason for any hunter to need an assault weapon to hunt ducks. All reasonable people agree with this."

We have recently seen the gun grabbers in NY make criminals of law abiding citizens by banning nearly 80% of guns in the state. Liberals want to disarm Americans so they can "progress" with their transformation.

I will not go to the show this year, or spend money on admission that goes to UK based company that does not understand the phrase, "shall not infringe." Please respectfully urge vendors to boycott the show so that the only booths left standing have Flo from Progressive Insurance hanging out with the Sham-Wow guy watching liberal Comcrap cable.

Since Reed Exhibitions changed their policy at the last minute, vendors boycotting the show should form a class-action lawsuit due to breach of contract to seek refunds and damages for lost revenue. It is time we stick it to gun grabbing liberals.

TOPICS: Business/Economy; Outdoors; Sports
KEYWORDS: banglist; britian; england; guncontrol; gungrabbers; reedexhibitions; secondamendment; uk; unitedkingdom
Here's a list of vendors and outdoor personalities boycotting the show. Please support these patriots:

2 Million Bullets
2 Million Bullets on Facebook

Alaska's Ravencroft Lodge
Alaska's Ravencroft Lodge on Facebook

Appalachian Big Game TV
Appalachian Big Game TV on Facebook

Archers Choice Media - Ralph & Vicki Cianciarulo
Ralph & Vicki Cianciarulo on Facebook

Arrowhead Outdoors
Arrowhead Outdoors on Facebook

Athens Archery
Athens Archery on Facebook

Atlantic Tactical
Atlantic Tactical on Facebook

The Bear Whisperer - Blaine Anthony
The Bear Whisperer - Blaine Anthony on Facebook

Blitz TV
Blitz TV on Facebook

Boondock Outdoors
Boondock Outdoors on Facebook

Cabela's on Facebook

CanCooker CanCooker on Facebook

Clymers Ultra Desert Rifles
Clymer's Ultra Desert Rifles on Facebook

Cochrane River Outfitters
Cochrane River Outfitters on Facebook

Cross Canyon Arms
Cross Canyon Arms on Facebook

Cutting Edge Bullets
Cutting Edge Bullets on Facebook

Dead Ringer
Dead Ringer on Facebook

Direct Action Tactical Firearms
Direct Action Tactical Firearms on Facebook

Domari Nolo Defense Consulting
Domari Nolo Defense Consulting on Facebook

Dominator 365
Dominator 365 on Facebook

Drop Tine Outfitters

DuckWater Boats Dover Ohio
DuckWater Boats Dover Ohio on Facebook

Easton Bowhunting TV on Facebook

Farmland Trophies Outfitters on Facebook

Firearms Industry Consulting Group
Firearms Industry Consulting Group on Facebook

Full Circle Outdoors on Facebook

Fulldraw Outfitters - Fred Eichler
Fred Eichler on Facebook

Gun N Tag, LLC
Gun N Tag on Facebook

Heartland Whitetails
Heartland Whitetails on Facebook

HookHunt on Facebook

Hunters and Guides Connection
Hunters and Guides Connection on Facebook

Hunter Safety Systems
Hunter Safety Systems on Facebook

Hunter Specialties on Facebook

Keystone Country Store
Keystone Country Store on Facebook

Kinsey's Outdoors
Kinsey's Outdoors on Facebook

Dr. James C. Kroll (Dr. Deer) on Facebook

Lancaster Archery Supply
Lancaster Archery Supply on Facebook

Major League Bow Hunter
Major League Bow Hunter on Facebook

Midwest Whitetail Adventures
Midwest Whitetail Adventures on Facebook

Mountain Dog Chews
Mountain Dog Chews on Facebook

Muskie Moose, LLC
Muskie Moose, LLC on Facebook

My Northeast Outdoors

Nature Blinds, LLC
Nature Blinds, LLC on Facebook

Northern Hideaway Outfitters
Northern Hideaway Outfitters on Facebook

Northern Outdoor Lodge

Open Season TV
Open Season TV on Facebook

Outdoor Edge Knives
Outdoor Edge Knives on Facebook

Pipeline Ridge Hunting Perserve
Pipeline Ridge Hunting Perserve on Facebook

Primal Urge Outdoors
Primal Urge Outdoors on Facebook

Revolution Hunting on Facebook

Rougeaux's Taxidermy
Rougeaux's Taxidermy on Facebook

Spook Span
Spook Span on Facebook

Stay Ready Enterprises Inc.
Stay Ready Enterprises Inc. on Facebook

Stokerized Stabilizers on Facebook

TNT Archery
TNT Archery on Facebook

Trent Cole on Twitter

Trop Gun Shop
Trop Gun Shop on Facebook

Micheal Waddell on Facebook

The Warmbag
The Warmbag on Facebook

Whitetail Bosses
Whitetail Bosses on Facebook

Whitetail Heaven Outfitters
Whitetail Heaven Outfitters on Facebook

Wired Outdoors
Wired Outdoors on Facebook

Wollaston Lake Lodge
Wollaston Lake Lodge on Facebook

Woodcock Limited of Pennsylvania
Woodcock Limited of Pennsylvania on Facebook

Wyvern Creations on Facebook

X- Stand Treestands
X- Stand Treestands on Facebook

Zook Cabins
Zook Cabins on Facebook

1 posted on 01/21/2013 9:21:12 AM PST by ConservativeInPA
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To: ConservativeInPA

I am SO boycotting this show, I wasn’t even gonna read this post.

2 posted on 01/21/2013 9:28:03 AM PST by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: ConservativeInPA

How about a list of exhibitors that don’t boycott... so they can be boycotted too....

3 posted on 01/21/2013 9:52:25 AM PST by Lexington Green (... from my cold dead fingers.)
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To: Westbrook
How about a list of vendors that will be participating so we can contact them and urge them to pull out?
4 posted on 01/21/2013 9:57:55 AM PST by Chuckster (The longer I live the less I care about what you think.)
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To: ConservativeInPA

Good action!

This will also give Reed Exhibitions, the UK based company a good idea of what to expect as a market base in a future where these ridiculous infringements are considered/affected by the great and powerful 0z.

Cheerio you twaddle-prattling, warm beer drinking, meat boiling wankers. You and your buddies over at Bangor-Punta couldn’t keep S&W from becoming a solid market share American company. See how well you do once “don’t do business with the brits, they are pr1cks” becomes the norm in American Business.

/.5 rant

5 posted on 01/21/2013 9:59:55 AM PST by petro45acp (More sheepdogs please...)
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To: ConservativeInPA

Cabelas is still listed on the sidebar as an exhibitor on the website, though they are off the sponsor list. I thought I saw another exhibitor who pulled out still listed as an exhibitor, but can’t remember which one.

6 posted on 01/21/2013 10:01:14 AM PST by jz638
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To: jz638

They are not updating the website regularly. People are going ape $hit on the show’s facebook page. There are new vendors posting on facebook all the time that they will not be attending the show. There isn’t one word out of Reed.

Here’s the show’s Facebook page:

7 posted on 01/21/2013 10:04:15 AM PST by ConservativeInPA (Molon Labe)
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To: ConservativeInPA

Does anyone have any contacts for the “Outdoor Network” who is one of the prime sponsors? Is this the same as the “Outdoor Channel”?

8 posted on 01/21/2013 10:17:39 AM PST by InABunkerUnderSF (Because 2 terms with Jerry Brown as Governor was all I could take.)
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To: InABunkerUnderSF

Scrolling all the way to the bottom of the home page I see it IS the Outdoor Channel. I’ll be sending them an e-mail asking why I’m paying to have them as a premium offering if they are going to be sponsoring things like this.

9 posted on 01/21/2013 10:22:00 AM PST by InABunkerUnderSF (Because 2 terms with Jerry Brown as Governor was all I could take.)
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To: ConservativeInPA

Having “progressive” insurance as a sponsor is reason enough to pass.

10 posted on 01/21/2013 10:59:08 AM PST by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: Chuckster; Lexington Green
How about a list of vendors that will be participating so we can contact them and urge them to pull out?

The show web site is not updated with so many vendors leaving. They have also turned off the floor plan that lists the vendors. If they turn turn on the floor plan with vendors, I will list vendors by room to contact.

I just went to the grocery store and heard the local news report at the top of the hour on Rush. They are reporting on Cabela's boycotting the show.

11 posted on 01/21/2013 11:24:28 AM PST by ConservativeInPA (Molon Labe)
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To: ConservativeInPA

“Reed Exhibitions, a UK based company,...”

The UK is leading the West into the abyss of destruction so it doesn’t surprise me to see this.

12 posted on 01/21/2013 11:27:18 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: ConservativeInPA; fatima; Fresh Wind; st.eqed; xsmommy; House Atreides; Nowhere Man; ...
PA Ping!

If you see posts of interest to Pennsylvanians, please ping me.


13 posted on 01/21/2013 11:28:54 AM PST by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: ConservativeInPA

I just learned that BassPro will not be at the show. Their absence is due to a business decision made last summer, nothing to do with a boycott. So BassPro remains on my good to business with list.

14 posted on 01/21/2013 11:53:41 AM PST by ConservativeInPA (Molon Labe)
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To: ConservativeInPA

January 21, 2013
Dear Customers,
2013 Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show

The recent news and decision by Reed Exhibitions and the Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show to refrain from the sales of modern firearms and accessories is disheartening and regrettable to hear. We are very disappointed in their decision and even though we would wish them to repeal their decision we feel that much damage has been done. The ramifications of their decision impacts many attendees and hundreds of exhibitors that have supported this event for many years.

The Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show has always been one of our favorite shows to interact with our loyal customers and fans. Due to recent events FOXPRO will not be attending the 2013 Eastern Sports and Outdoor trade show. We encourage all of our customers who intended to visit with us to place an order to visit any of our fine retailers. For those who had wished to see us at the show please visit our website for other venues that we will be participating in.
We would like to thank all of our customers, fans and friends that have supported us at this show in the past and wish you all a very blessed 2013. For more information on our products please visit, or contact us by phone at 717-248-2507.


15 posted on 01/21/2013 12:06:23 PM PST by ConservativeInPA (Molon Labe)
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Crossbow Magazine:

If ESOS does not reverse their decision, Crossbow Magazine has made an offer: "Being a PA based business and someone who attends the Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show, any CROSSBOW related vendor that had booth space reserved at the Eastern Sports Show and has pulled out, will receive a free, 6 month banner ad on the CBM forum. (If they so desire to take up the offer) Just our way of saying; Thank You! Hopefully, it may help defer a small portion of their financial loss.

16 posted on 01/21/2013 12:12:25 PM PST by ConservativeInPA (Molon Labe)
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To: Westbrook
Bohning Archery will not be attending in support of our 2nd amendment rights. Together, the shooting sports industry are a force to be reckoned with!

Bohning Archery on Facebook

17 posted on 01/21/2013 12:15:41 PM PST by ConservativeInPA (Molon Labe)
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To: ConservativeInPA

Gander Mountain will not be at the show, apparently like BassPro, they were not planning to attend this year.

18 posted on 01/21/2013 12:18:22 PM PST by ConservativeInPA (Molon Labe)
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To: ConservativeInPA

We at King of the Mountain, Inc. have exhibited at the Eastern Sports in Harrisburg PA since 1988! This is our 25th Anniversary of continuous exhibitions. HOWEVER, unless something changes ... and changes real fast... we won’t attend. It’s time that we all hang together.. or they’ll surely hang us all separately.

What has happened? Well, the Reed Exhibitions Group that promotes the event is headquartered in Reed Exhibitions
383 Main Avenue
Norwalk CT 06851
Tel: 203 840 4800
Fax: 203 840 5805

For farily obvious, politically correct, misplaced sentimental reasons the company has banned the display of hunting and defense rifles. There is even a Facebook page supporting the boycott of the event now and Cabelas which is one of their largest sponsors has cancelled their sponsorship.

19 posted on 01/21/2013 12:21:33 PM PST by ConservativeInPA (Molon Labe)
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To: ConservativeInPA

Due to Reed Exhibitions Anti 2nd Amendment stance, Bangin Redhedz Turkey Gear is withdrawing from the Eastern Sport & Outdoor show. We feel there has been ample time to reverse this decision and since Reed has not done so we as a Pro 2nd organization will no longer be associated with them. If you have any questions please feel free to contact us on here or on our website, Thank you.

20 posted on 01/21/2013 12:24:53 PM PST by ConservativeInPA (Molon Labe)
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I posted in another thread directions to Cabela’s. We should all just head on out to Hamburg... Would love to see Cabel’s parkinglot full of Gadsen Flags and tailgating and such... LOL.

21 posted on 01/21/2013 12:30:43 PM PST by Rodamala
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To: ConservativeInPA

Reed exhibition events in the USA|152_100002&kw=Unitedx%24sp%24xStates&rpp=12&startRecord=1#

22 posted on 01/21/2013 12:33:50 PM PST by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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To: ConservativeInPA
Another one:

Table Mountain Outfitters

We are proud to make this statement in unity with Ralph & Vicki Cianciarulo Fred & Michele Eichler and many others. Due to the recent changes in policies made by Reed Exhibition we will not be attending the Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show unless they reverse their decision. As strong supporters of our 2nd amendment rights we are all united in this decision. We were all looking forward to attending again this year to see our friends & fellow sportsmen and women and regret this unfortunate situation. God Bless America and our constitutional rights, Angie & Scott Denny Table Mountain Outfitters™ & THE LIFE at Table Mountain™

23 posted on 01/21/2013 12:36:17 PM PST by ConservativeInPA (Molon Labe)
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To: ConservativeInPA
High Lonesome Outfitters:


24 posted on 01/21/2013 12:39:12 PM PST by ConservativeInPA (Molon Labe)
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To: ConservativeInPA


Get this on your Facebook page or wherever you can! Spread the word and let’s show these bastards what it means to mess with the Second Amendment!

25 posted on 01/21/2013 1:55:44 PM PST by Erik Latranyi (When religions have to beg the gov't for a waiver, we are already under socialism.)
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To: Erik Latranyi
More boycotting: Trijicon, Bear Archery, SecureIt Tactical, Combative Edge, Chris Brackett, Doug Turnbull, and Cross Canyon Arms:

"As the official gun sponsor, Cross Canyon Arms will be pulling out of the Eastern Sports & Outdoor Show. It come's with great disappointment with how the Show Officials have handled themselves with such an uneducated decision. Politically, professionally, and economically, this is will have a catastrophic impact for everyone. Our hearts go out the people whom attend this show year after year, we're saddened for the other companies who spend money to display their products like us in hopes of gaining new revenue and meeting new clients. CCA believes in the Second Amendment and what it stands for, we can't believe that such a careless decision could be made drawing a line in the sand. Brothers we should not be fighting amongst ourselves, and this decision by ES&O is doing exactly that".

26 posted on 01/21/2013 2:10:45 PM PST by ConservativeInPA (Molon Labe)
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To: ConservativeInPA

Thanks for putting this together. Frankly, they should have never said anything. Waiting lists for an AR is 2 months out. I know, I’m looking.

27 posted on 01/21/2013 4:12:28 PM PST by stevio (God, guns, guts.)
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