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Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Withdraws from Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show
Ammoland ^ | Jan 22, 2013 | Ammoland

Posted on 01/22/2013 6:30:51 PM PST by EXCH54FE

MISSOULA, Mont. --(Ammoland.com)- Due to recent decisions instituted by Reed Exhibitions regarding the disallowing of legal modern sporting rifles, the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation will withdraw as an exhibitor and conductor of the elk calling contest from the Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show in Pennsylvania.

RMEF believes the actions taken by Reed, a British company, are detrimental to the Second Amendment and our right as Americans to bear arms.

RMEF reached this decision after careful deliberations and taking into account the stance of our members, volunteers, industry partners and fellow hunters.

We urge Reed Exhibitions to reconsider its policies to avoid a divisive and political atmosphere so RMEF can take part in an event that generates needed revenue for important on-the-ground conservation and hunting heritage projects in the region.

About the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation: Snowy peaks, dark timber basins and grassy meadows. RMEF is leading an elk country initiative that has conserved or enhanced habitat on over 5.7 million acres, a land area equivalent to a swath three miles wide and stretching along the entire Continental Divide from Canada to Mexico. RMEF also works to open, secure and improve public access for hunting, fishing and other recreation.

(Excerpt) Read more at ammoland.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Pennsylvania; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: banglist; guncontrol; reed; secondamendment

1 posted on 01/22/2013 6:30:57 PM PST by EXCH54FE
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To: EXCH54FE

Looks like someone is giving a gun show and no one is showing up!


2 posted on 01/22/2013 6:34:25 PM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: EXCH54FE

Congrats to the RMEF.


3 posted on 01/22/2013 6:35:15 PM PST by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: EXCH54FE

Who all has pulled out? I know Ruger, Smith and Wesson, Glock, Hello Kitty, and Remington are no-shows.


4 posted on 01/22/2013 6:39:40 PM PST by gitmo ( If your theology doesn't become your biography it's useless.)
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To: gitmo

Hello Kitty?


5 posted on 01/22/2013 6:41:51 PM PST by HokieMom (Pacepa : Can the U.S. afford a president who can't recognize anti-Americanism?)
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To: HokieMom

6 posted on 01/22/2013 6:47:14 PM PST by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: PapaBear3625

Hahaha, that’s cute! ;^)


7 posted on 01/22/2013 6:49:55 PM PST by HokieMom (Pacepa : Can the U.S. afford a president who can't recognize anti-Americanism?)
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To: HokieMom
Girl, 5, suspended from kindergarten for ten days after threatening to 'shoot' friend with pink Hello Kitty bubble gun

That was in Pennsylvania.

8 posted on 01/22/2013 6:54:21 PM PST by gitmo ( If your theology doesn't become your biography it's useless.)
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To: HokieMom

The Pennsylvania legislature already has a bill imposing a five bubble limit. < /sarc>


9 posted on 01/22/2013 6:56:19 PM PST by gitmo ( If your theology doesn't become your biography it's useless.)
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To: gitmo

Oh, I am safer already!


10 posted on 01/22/2013 7:01:37 PM PST by HokieMom (Pacepa : Can the U.S. afford a president who can't recognize anti-Americanism?)
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To: EXCH54FE
"Reed, a British company,..."

That explains the stubbornness encountered by so many, who've asked.


11 posted on 01/22/2013 7:16:43 PM PST by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: Red_Devil 232

Unless another show takes place without reed,
This Will be a success for anti gun groups.


12 posted on 01/22/2013 7:21:13 PM PST by Morris70
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To: EXCH54FE

On the bright side, for Reed Exhibitions, the airlines say they’ll be glad change your flight back to Britain to an earlier date.


13 posted on 01/22/2013 7:26:29 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: Morris70

Yeah, right, it’s a major victory for them! /s ROTFLOL


14 posted on 01/22/2013 7:29:07 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: TigersEye

They will see it and report it that way.

It’s a 2nd amendment victory.

Another show sponsored by a pro 2nd amendment group would be a great follow up.


15 posted on 01/22/2013 8:07:55 PM PST by Morris70
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To: EXCH54FE

I don’t hunt nor shoot or even care anything about guns but there is one big terrific outdoor sportsmen show in Spokane Wa in March and you won’t find any censorhip there....big guns, little guns, bows and arrows, all are welcomed...


16 posted on 01/22/2013 8:26:20 PM PST by cherry
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To: Morris70
They will see it and report it that way.

As opposed to the way the MSM usually reports things?

17 posted on 01/22/2013 8:35:17 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: TigersEye

Right you are.


18 posted on 01/22/2013 8:56:30 PM PST by Morris70
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To: gitmo
I think I heard on a local Harrisburg talk show that Cabella's and Bass Pro have pulled out.

Everyone here is mad at the NRA for not taking a stand. Instead the organization is asking that everyone just try to get along for the sake of keeping communication lines open - the same cowardly argument used the Catholic Church in the abortion battle.

19 posted on 01/23/2013 3:18:42 AM PST by LoveUSA (God employs Man's strength; Satan exploits Man's weakness.)
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To: LoveUSA

The NRA has pulled out as of Tuesday.


20 posted on 01/23/2013 3:24:18 AM PST by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: LoveUSA

NRA Withdraws from Eastern Sports & Outdoors Show Due to Reed Exhibitions Decision to Ban Modern Sporting Rifles
http://www.nraila.org/news-issues/news-from-nra-ila/2013/nra-withdraws-from-eastern-sports-outdoor-show-due-to-reed-exhibitions-decision-to-ban-modersn-sporting-rifles.aspx

Due to Reed Exhibitions’ refusal to reconsider their decision to ban Modern Sporting Rifles from the February 2-10 Eastern Sports Show in Harrisburg, PA, the National Rifle Association has decided to withdraw from the show. We had called on Reed Exhibitions to reconsider their decision; unfortunately they have steadfastly refused to do so. As a result, the NRA will not be participating in the upcoming show in Harrisburg or in any other shows hosted by Reed Exhibitions that maintain this policy. We are disappointed that Reed Exhibitions has ignored the concerns expressed by attendees, the outdoor industry and the NRA in not reconsidering their position to ban the display of Modern Sporting Rifles.


21 posted on 01/23/2013 5:30:46 AM PST by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: gitmo

Who all has pulled out?

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2 Million Bullets
24/7 Hunting TV
Absaroke-Beartooth Outfitters
Alaska’s Ravencroft Lodge
Alaskan Outdoors TV
Ambush Firearms
American Whitetails of PA
Antler Insanity
Apex Tactical
Appalachian Big Game TV
Arrowhead Outdoors
Artistic Visions Wildlife Studio
Athens Archery
Atlantic Tactical
Avian X Decoys
Banded Calls
Bangin Redhedz Turkey Gear
Bear Archery
Big Game Butter
Blitz TV
Body Guard 360
Bohning Archery
Boulder Basin Outfitters
Boondock Outdoors
Bow Hunter’s Den
Bow Life, LLC
Buck Bomb
Burt Coyote Lumenok
C&D Outfitters
Cabela’s
Camo Addiction
Campbell Cameras
CanCooker
Chaparral Hunting Adventures
Cochrane River Outfitters
Cody Turkey Calls
Cold Steel Knives
Combative Edge
Continental Divide Outfitters
Cross Canyon Arms
Cutting Edge Bullets
Darkwoods Blind
DCVR
Dead Ringer
Deer and Deer Hunting.com
Direct Action Tactical Firearms
Dirty Dog Outdoors
Domari Nolo Defense Consulting
Dominance is Everything Hunting System
Dominator 365
Dokken Oakridge Kennels
Down N Dirty Outdoors
Drakes Migration Nation
Driven TV
Droptine Outfitters
DuckWater Boats
Eastern Chapter Wild Sheep Foundation
Eastern Outdoors
Easton Bow Hunting
Excalibur Crossbow US, Inc
Farmland Trophies Outfitting
Fear No Evil
Field Proven Calls
Firearms Industry Consulting Group
Firenock
Fish Outdoor Properties
Flatline Productions
Foiles Migrators, Inc
Forbes Turkey Calls
FOXPRO High Performance Game Calls
Full Circle Outdoors
Furtakers TV
Ghost River Outfitters – Alberta
Goey Hunting Calls
Gone Wild Outdoors
Goodling Rifles
Grand-Safari.com – South Africa/Tanzania/Cameroon
Gut N Tag, LLC
H.S. Specialities
Heartland Whitetails
Herd Guard
Hevi-Shot
High Lonesome Outfitters
HookHunt
Hoyt Archery Inc
Honey Creek Outfitters
Hunter Safety Systems
Hunter Specialties w/ Rick White
Hunters and Guides Connection
Hunters Comfort, LLC
Hunter’s Specialties
Huntin’ Is Good! TV
IceHole Coolers
International Bowhunting Organization
Iron Kin Hunt Club
IScope
J & M Traditions
Keystone Country Store
Keystone Elk Country Alliance
King of the Mountain Inc.
Kinsey’s Outdoors
Kodabow
Lancaster Archery Supply
Lanco Tactical
Leupold & Stevens Inc.
Lone Oak Retreivers
Major League Bowhunter
Masterpiece Outdoors, Inc.
Men in Treestands Productions
Midwest Whitetail Adventures
Mindful of Nature LLC
Montana Mountain West Outfitters
Mountain Dog Chews
Muddy Outdoors
Muskie Moose, LLC
NasHunt Outdoors
National Wild Turkey Federation
Nature Blinds, LLC
NasHunt Outdoors
National Rifle Association
Northern Hideaway Outfitters
Northern Outdoor Lodge
Northern Wilderness Outfitters
North Mountain Pepper Works
Ol’Man Treestands
Old Goat Outdoors
Open Season TV
Outdoor Channel Outfitters
Outdoor Edge Knives
Outdoor Specialist Group
Outdoorsnative.com
Ozonics Hunting
PA Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs
PA Taxidermist Association, Inc
Pat Strawser Custom Calls
Pennsylvania Trappers Assoc.
Perry’s No Peep Archery Sights
Pipeline Ridge Hunting Preserve
Primal Urge Outdoors
Primos Hunting Calls
Proc’s Huntin Buddy
PSE Archery
Radical Hunter
Ranew’s Outdoor Equipment
Red Star Arms
Reflections Of The Wild
Revolution Hunting
Rhino Outdoors
Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation
Rougeaux Taxidermy
Ruger Firearms
S & W Outfitter
Savco LLC
SecureIt Tactical
Shootingthex.com
SK Knives
Skull Shine
Smith and Wesson
Southern Game Calls
Spook Span
SportEAR
Sportsmen of North America TV
Starkey Hollow Whitetails
State Line Bone Mine
Staudt’s Gun Shop
Stay Ready Inc
Stokerized Stabilizers
Strother Archery
Summit County Outfitters
Summit Treestands
Susquehanna River Waterfowlers Assoc
Table Mountain Outfitters
Team Overkill
Team Urban Nocks
Ten Point Crossbows
The Bear Whisperer
The Outdoor Loop
The Sportsman’s Shop
The Warmbag
ThermaCell
Thompson Center Arms
Timberline Outfitters
TNT Archery
Tough Country
Trijicon, Inc
Triple Mag TV
Trop Gun Shop
Turnbull Manufacturing
U Slide Bow Hunter
Ultimate Camo
Umax Outdoors
Upper Canyon Outfitters
Wallaston Lake Lodge
Tex Mex Outdoors
The Warmbag
Watson Air Lock
Watt’s Truck Center
Whitetail Adrenanline
Whitetail Bosses
Whitetail Freaks
Whitetail Heaven Outdoors
Whitewolfsurvivalsupply.com
Wired Outdoors
Woodcock Limited of Pennsylvania
X-Stand Treestands
Zink Calls
Zook Cabins

Speaker / Celebrites Pulled Out (32)
Abner Druckenmiller – Furtakers TV
Angie & Scott Denny – THE LIFE at Table Mountain
Blaine Anthony, The Bear Whisperer
Bob Folkrod
Bob Mercier
Brad Farris – Primos
Chris Brackett
Eddie Salter
Fred Eichler – Fulldraw Outfitters
Greg Zipadelli
Hal Shaffer
Jamie Gray
Jay Gregory
J Paul Jackson – Drakes Migration nation
Jim and Eva Shockey
Jimmy Primos – Primos
Kevin Knighton
Kyle Wieter
Larry Weishuhn
Lee & Tiffany Lakosky “The Crush“
Marc Anthony – Speaker / Pro Hunter
Matt Morett
Michael Lee
Michael Waddell
Mike Stroff – Savage Outdoors TV
Nicole Jones
Pat Reeves
Ralph & Vicki Cianciarulo – Archers Choice
Stan Potts
Bone Collector
Tom Dokken
Trent Cole
Woody Sullivan

Other Boycott Supporters (39)
Advantage Taxidermy Studio Inc
American Tactical Imports
Anything About Guns
Backwoods Life
Bloodline With Alex Ruthledge
Bowfreakz.com
Bowhunting.com
Bowhunter Planet
Bowhunting Addiction TV
Broken Arrow Wilderness
Bowhunters TV
Chasing Trophy Whitetails
Citizens for a Responsibly Armed Society
Crossbow Nation
Dave’s House of Hair, Harrisburg PA
Dead Dog Walkin’ TV
Driven TV
Drop Zone TV
Eddie Salter
Family Traditions TV
Gene & Barry Wensel
Haley Heath
Hank Parker
Horton Crossbows
Hunt Wicked Close TV
Idaho Center of Emergency Medical Training
Mark & Beau Rodgers – Real Deal Outdoors
Mosquito Creek Outdoors, FL
NebraskaOutfitter.com
Needleman & Pisano
Off Grid Survival
OrgaPro Ltd.
Roger Raglin
Shelly & Tara Seiler – Working for Whitetails TV
Stanley Scruggs Hunting Products
The Banded Nation TV
The Best Of The West TV
The Fowl Life TV
The Kronik Hunter and staff
The Pennsylvania Crossbow Federation
The Resistence TV
Wyvern Creations

http://mynortheastoutdoors.com/esos-boycott-supporters/


22 posted on 01/23/2013 5:33:01 AM PST by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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That's basically everybody. LOL. The problem is that Reed has already collected the vendor fees, so they won't be hurt too much this time. We'll see what happens to their next show. I suspect that they are OOB as sporting goods event presenters, they just don't know it yet.
23 posted on 01/23/2013 7:27:01 AM PST by jboot (This isn't your father's America. Stay safe and keep your powder dry.)
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