Skip to comments.Mossberg Withdraws from Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show
Posted on 01/23/2013 1:53:51 PM PST by EXCH54FE
O.F. Mossberg & Sons, Inc, Americas oldest family-owned firearms manufacturer, today announced that the company will not attend or support the 2013 Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
The company reached this decision after Reed Exhibitions banned Modern Sporting Rifles and has refused to reconsider their stance.
Mossbergs position on the Second Amendment is unwavering and steadfast; therefore, the company will not support any organization or event that prohibits the display or sale of legal firearms.
We stand united with our loyal customers and supporters in this constitutional right and had only hoped for a different outcome.
(Excerpt) Read more at ammoland.com ...
Time to buy more Mossbergs.
This is a good move by Mossberg. Very recently, Mossberg starting producing a very modestly priced AR.
Good old Mossy. A company as reliable as their guns.
Will there be anything left at the show?
I have one of the MMR Hunters. It is a great gun. The prices have shot up though. They are pulling $1500 or more on gun broker.
Anybody who chooses to go down the road Reed Exhibitions traveled knows that a similar fate is in store for them.
Are there any major sponsors left?
Here is a list of exhibitors.
Shows Ted Nugent is still planning on being there.
That surprises me...
Yes, you’d think he would have bailed as well.
He may be under contract
Yeah. All ARs, if you can find any, are way overpriced right now.
Interesting. I have only seen a couple of reviews of the mmr (not many of them out there yet). Do you have any other ARs to compare it to? Is it on the same quality level of a Bushmaster or S&W M&P 15 Sport? Have you tried shooting steel-cased ammo yet? Does it have a full or semi-auto bcg?
At this trend, there’d be only ‘spitball contest’ in the Great Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show.
not true, the MSM has intentionally censored the story from the public.
Has Drudge mentioned it?
Has Rush mentioned it?
it is not high on the public radar. at $7000 a pop (remember some of these sponsors only put a deposit down , not the full amount) this represents at least a 1,400,000 loss. This is appart from sponsors, appart from attendees not going.
The MSM does not want their advertisers panicing.
The left does not want to let politicians know they are in danger of not being re-elected.
I would guess that Mossberg isn’t having any trouble selling their wares these days, show or no show.
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