Rumor has it that Reed is threatening to sue those companies that are pulling out. If true, this is hurting them more than even I thought.
Reed Exhibitions itself is a huge target for a broader boycott, so many exhibitions and tradeshows. I suspect they’d not be too thrilled about being made a pariah by half the US population numerically and more than that as far as attendance, registered buyers and exhibitors.
A year is a lot of time for motivated major players to pull together an alternative to the SHOT Show and ESOS, both of which are under Reed. Might want to put them in a gun-friendly red state, for starters.
I hope that in the long run, those that are standing for the 2nd Amendment will receive regular business, and those who don't, we'll they can go out of business.