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AMERICA’S LARGEST OUTDOOR SPORTS SHOW TO BAN AR-15'S (Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show)
dailycaller.com ^ | 1/18/2013 | Mike Piccione

Posted on 01/18/2013 10:25:41 AM PST by servo1969

The Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show, also known as the Harrisburg Gun Show, has announced it will limit the type of firearms that it will allow to be exhibited. “We have made the decision not to include certain products that in the current climate may attract negative attention,” they posted on their website.

The hunting and fishing show, the largest consumer event in the nation, offers 1,200 exhibitors and will run from February 2 – 10, 2013, just outside of Harrisburg, PA.

A representative to the show told the Daily Caller that “no specific information was available on the type of restricted product at this time” and she offered to have someone call back with the information.

The National Rifle Association, in a statement through their Institute for Legislative Action, stated they “strongly disagrees with Reed Exhibitions’ decision to ban Modern Sporting Rifles.” The statement went on to “urge you to follow the NRA and the outdoor industry’s lead by voicing your displeasure with Reed Exhibitions both before and during the show and encourage them to reconsider their position.”

The NRA is reconsidering their support of the show, “The NRA’s future participation in the Eastern Sports & Outdoor Show will be determined by Reed Exhibitions actions in response to the concerns raised by the NRA, the outdoor industry, and America’s law-abiding gun owners.”

Facebook fans of the show are outraged. One fan writes, “If you stand for and support the second amendment, then you would not allow your judgment to be clouded by the people who mean to do harm to the very foundation of this country. I and, my family, will not be attending.” Fans have set up a page calling for a boycott of the show and have gotten support from 1,348 people since Tuesday.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: ar15; ban; banglist; easternsportsmens; guncontrol; gunrights; harrisburg; harrisburggunshow; harrisburghgunshow; nra; obama; secondamendment; show; sportsmensshow

1 posted on 01/18/2013 10:25:49 AM PST by servo1969
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To: servo1969

Boycott.

Let them sell lattes to the metrosexual faeries.


2 posted on 01/18/2013 10:29:41 AM PST by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: servo1969

Boycot them for caving to enemies of the Constitution.
Send them a get bent card telling them, “Enjoy your friends in Washington and their wonderful new oppressive laws.”


3 posted on 01/18/2013 10:30:15 AM PST by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free.....)
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To: Westbrook

I used to go to that show with my folks every year but haven’t for some time.

I was just thinking about it last week and was considering going.

Hubby’s never been to it and I thought he’d really enjoy it.

So much for that idea.


4 posted on 01/18/2013 10:32:07 AM PST by Salamander (Put some workboots in the drier. Recite Dr Seuss. Now you're a rapper!)
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To: Westbrook

Boycott, in spades. Get the word out is right.


5 posted on 01/18/2013 10:37:12 AM PST by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: servo1969

Given the current demand they couldn’t find more than a couple of AR’s at the show anyway.


6 posted on 01/18/2013 10:38:52 AM PST by jbwbubba
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To: servo1969

If you are Facebook inclined:

https://www.facebook.com/BoycottTheEasternSportsAndOutdoorShow


7 posted on 01/18/2013 10:39:32 AM PST by servo1969
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To: servo1969
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8 posted on 01/18/2013 10:40:31 AM PST by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: servo1969

So to hell with your rights but give us your money?
Eat it.


9 posted on 01/18/2013 10:42:10 AM PST by servo1969
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To: Westbrook

Thank you for that... now I have to clean soda from my computer monitor. :-)


10 posted on 01/18/2013 10:43:03 AM PST by ObozoMustGo2012
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To: servo1969
The only way we could express objection is to boycott.
11 posted on 01/18/2013 10:43:03 AM PST by Logical me
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To: servo1969
I don't ever do business with anti-Second Amendment bigots.
12 posted on 01/18/2013 10:43:47 AM PST by Standing Wolf
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To: servo1969

Face the Facebook boycott page at:
https://www.facebook.com/BoycottTheEasternSportsAndOutdoorShow

The show pulled down all of their direct contact information from the website once NRA sent out their statement. However, I still had it pulled up, and Google has it cached.

It is all pasted below in the order it was published online, but the most relevant is probably: Event Director Chris O’Hara, phone - 717-368-7487, fax - 203-840-9868, email - cohara@reedexpo.com

The second more relevant is probably: Public Relations Deb Davis, phone - 717-834-6267, fax - 717-834-6207, email - ddavis@conceptoneinc.com

No need to credit or even mention me, but I thought you might find the information useful since it was public as of earlier today.

Show Management Contacts
If you have questions contact the following at Reed Exhibitions

CONTACT THE FOLLOWING AT
REED EXHIBITIONS
PHONE NUMBER (first number)
FAX NUMBER (second number)
E-MAIL ADDRESS

General Show Inquiries,
Exhibitor Badges, Customer Service
800-467-5656

New Exhibitor Questions
Mary Parks
203-840-5689
203-840-9689
mparks@reedexpo.com

Returning Exhibitor Questions
Matthew Philp
203-840-5303
203-840-9303
mphip@reedexpo.com

Group Vice President
Ed Several
203-840-5932
203-840-9932
eseveral@reedexpo.com

Event Director
Chris O’Hara
717-368-7487
203-840-9868
cohara@reedexpo.com

Sales Questions
Steven LaRoche – Sales Director
203-840-5343
203-840-9343
slaroche@reedexpo.com
Peter Lucibelli – Sales Executive
203-840-5373
203-840-9373
plucibelli@reedexpo.com
David Nagy – Sales Executive
203-840-5938
203-840-9938
dnagy@reedexpo.com
Lon Epstein – Sales Executive
203-840-5649
203-840-9649
lepstein@reedexpo.com

Event Support
Devon Priola
203-840-5927
203-840-5805
dpriola@reedexpo.com

Marketing
Cathy Kitlasz
203-840-5871
203-840-9781
ckitlasz@reedexpo.com

Public Relations
Deb Davis
717-834-6267
717-834-6207
ddavis@conceptoneinc.com

Operational Questions
Skip Haile – Operations Manager
203-840-5912
203-840-9912
shaile@reedexpo.com
Anthony Luciano – Operations Manager
203-840-5863
203-840-9863
aluciano@reedexpo.com
Monica Condon - Operations Associate
203-840-5486
203-840-9486
mcondon@reedexpo.com

Registration Questions
Registration Information
800-732-9214
inquiry@sport.reedexpo.com

John Lilliedahl – Registration Manager
203-840-5874
203-840-9874
jlilliedahl@reedexpo.com


13 posted on 01/18/2013 10:45:53 AM PST by servo1969
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To: servo1969

Boycott the show. Let them sell their products to metrosexuals and fags who want to outlaw guns! See how far that gets them.


14 posted on 01/18/2013 10:50:53 AM PST by pgkdan ( "Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not." ~Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Westbrook

I knew these limp-wristed faggots were going to fold.

Every time I went there, their larger displays of firearms were at the very back so no one could see them. Asked one rep why 3 years ago, he actually said “so kids will not see them”. which was idiotic.


15 posted on 01/18/2013 10:53:22 AM PST by max americana (Make the world a better place by punching a liberal in the face)
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To: servo1969

Looks like they’re toast already. Not good to oppose freedom.


16 posted on 01/18/2013 10:54:38 AM PST by Olog-hai
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To: servo1969

Time to set up a sporting show that competes in the same county, at the same time.


17 posted on 01/18/2013 10:55:37 AM PST by lurk
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To: ObozoMustGo2012

> now I have to clean soda from my computer monitor. :-)

Better your monitor than your keyboard.
:)

And at least it’s not a double-cream, cinnamon-topped mocha latte.
:)

Just think of all the twinkle-toes this Show will attract now.


18 posted on 01/18/2013 10:55:43 AM PST by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: servo1969

I looooove capitalism! These folks have a gun show business. They decide to limit what kind of legal firearms exhibitors can show and sell.

What happens next is up to the market. I hope the market turns away from the owners of the gun show. Porblem solved.


19 posted on 01/18/2013 10:57:35 AM PST by isthisnickcool (Sharia? No thanks!)
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To: servo1969

I guess they think they can pay the bills with Beef Jerky and Jewelry sales. All gun buyers/sellers/dealers should boycott.


20 posted on 01/18/2013 11:02:50 AM PST by Bell407Pilot (Bigger Flare, Level with Forward Cyclic, Raise Collective to Cushion.......)
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To: servo1969

BTTT


21 posted on 01/18/2013 11:04:52 AM PST by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: servo1969

This’ll go over like a fart in Church. Heh.


22 posted on 01/18/2013 11:05:58 AM PST by carriage_hill (AR-10s/15s are the 21st Century's Muskets. Self-Defense is The First Human Right.)
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To: servo1969

Nice Zumbo moment they are having there. I hope they lose their shirts. Although I am within driving distance I wasn’t planning to attend, but I had considered it. Next year I won’t even bother doing that.


23 posted on 01/18/2013 11:23:31 AM PST by jboot (This isn't your father's America. Stay safe and keep your powder dry.)
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To: servo1969

This is about as smart as KFC changing its menu to satisfy vegans.


24 posted on 01/18/2013 11:24:15 AM PST by techcor
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To: servo1969

I live in Pennsylvania (55 years old) and have NEVER heard it called the Harrisburg Gun Show. It is referred to as the Sportsman’s Show.


25 posted on 01/18/2013 11:25:24 AM PST by PaForBush
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To: servo1969

Done.


26 posted on 01/18/2013 11:39:48 AM PST by Salamander (Put some workboots in the drier. Recite Dr Seuss. Now you're a rapper!)
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To: servo1969

‘just outside of Harrisburg, PA.’

This event will take place at the, ‘Farm Show’ which is a large exhibition type structure which is definitely within the city limits of Harrisburg, Pa.


27 posted on 01/18/2013 11:53:01 AM PST by Delta Dawn (at)
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