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NRA boycott kills
outdoors show that
banned assault weapons

Washington Examiner, by Paul Bedard

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Posted By:Judy W., 1/24/2013 3:01:33 PM

A massive boycott sparked by the NRA and other gun-rights groups outraged that the nation´s largest outdoors show banned the exhibition of assault weapons has caused the show´s organizers to abruptly cancel the week-long event in Harrisburg, Pa. The successful boycott was the biggest demonstration of support by the outdoors industry and outdoorsmen yet against gun control efforts being pushed in Washington and in several states. "Reed Exhibitions has decided to postpone, for now, the Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show given the controversy surrounding its decision to limit the sale or display of modern sporting rifles


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Reply 1 - Posted by: halfnorsk, 1/24/2013 3:16:36 PM     (No. 9137019)

Power to the people.

Reply 2 - Posted by: rburns, 1/24/2013 3:25:31 PM     (No. 9137040)

Good! Enough of the political correctness BS.




Reply 3 - Posted by: tubaguy, 1/24/2013 3:27:07 PM     (No. 9137046)

Yet another snarky columnist gets it wrong. The Sandy Hook murderer used only handguns during his rampage. Police found the Bushmaster in his car.

Reply 4 - Posted by: Chippewa, 1/24/2013 3:32:12 PM     (No. 9137060)

I am sure the hotel and restaurant owners of Harrisburg are ready to horsewhip the organizers of this event.

Reply 5 - Posted by: pistolpete, 1/24/2013 3:36:05 PM     (No. 9137065)

Nope, he used the AR-15. What was found in the car was a shotgun.

Reply 6 - Posted by: Rotten In Denmark, 1/24/2013 3:36:38 PM     (No. 9137066)

Living in this Central PA area (30 miles away) I can tell you this was a HUGE event for everyone from exhibitors to vendors to attendes.

I am proud that the industry and allies pulled out because of the organizer´s infantile actions!

Now, why are the Brits running the show anywho???

Reply 7 - Posted by: TunnelRat, 1/24/2013 3:37:59 PM     (No. 9137069)

I am the NRA.




Reply 8 - Posted by: DocH, 1/24/2013 3:58:49 PM     (No. 9137112)

Dear gun banners: Let. This. Be. A. Lesson. To. You.

Reply 9 - Posted by: Jethro bo, 1/24/2013 4:14:12 PM     (No. 9137147)

Slowly, the liberals and their allies are awakening the evil and furious Tea Parties. We will not be ignored and we will us our resources and votes to end this tyranny by liberals..

Reply 10 - Posted by: Mr. Know-It-All, 1/24/2013 4:24:27 PM     (No. 9137165)

It wasn´t just the NRA. I have read that upwards of 300 vendors withdrew in protest. I don´t think the NRA has the kind of clout to force that if the vendors weren´t inclined to do so. Its not like the NRA is a union or anything.

Reply 11 - Posted by: youngtexan, 1/24/2013 4:31:13 PM     (No. 9137177)

Ha ha ha. I just love this.

Reply 12 - Posted by: Mazeman, 1/24/2013 4:40:33 PM     (No. 9137198)

NRA had little to do with this (I am a lifetime member).

It was many dozens of vendors (including the likes of Cabelas) that took a stand and pulled out.

This show has been going on since 1955.




Reply 13 - Posted by: Udanja99, 1/24/2013 4:44:50 PM     (No. 9137207)

Where is the little bunny who was just telling us that a quarter million new NRA members was no big deal?

Reply 14 - Posted by: loyalreader, 1/24/2013 4:46:08 PM     (No. 9137213)

You are wrong PistolPete - he never took a rifle into the the school - only hand guns. You need to check your source before posting on Lucianne or you will be called on it,

Reply 15 - Posted by: feziwig, 1/24/2013 4:53:58 PM     (No. 9137235)

Kudos to Trop Gun Shop, Kinsey Outdoors, Lancaster Archery, and Sportsman Shop, all of Lancaster County who started the ball rolling. Some had over $10,000 invested in their displays. Cabela´s and the NRA glommed onto the snowball and finished off the show.

Reply 16 - Posted by: keekng, 1/24/2013 5:10:45 PM     (No. 9137277)

Hey, #5, The coroner has released his report and according to the coroner, "no assault weapons were involved in the Newtown shootings."

Reply 17 - Posted by: kafir091101, 1/24/2013 5:11:30 PM     (No. 9137279)

The video of the police removing a long gun from the car trunk was that of a pump shotgun and not an AR15.

Will some of you please post a link to a credible news story that the little punk did not use an AR15.

If you can, that would be great news for me.





Reply 18 - Posted by: Robert D, 1/24/2013 5:13:01 PM     (No. 9137284)

See link for guns found and locations. AR was in the school.

Reply 19 - Posted by: Doc Obiwan, 1/24/2013 5:26:25 PM     (No. 9137309)

THWAAP! There...was that a clue? Did it get your attention?

Reply 20 - Posted by: trapper, 1/24/2013 5:32:26 PM     (No. 9137322)

Just for a shortcut, here is the list of vendors who dropped out, backing the boycott:


I note that Cabela´s IS on the list. I also note that Bass Pro Shops, Dick´s, and Gander Mountain are NOT. Looks like I will be spending my money at Cabela´s from now on. Bye to the rest.

Reply 21 - Posted by: Robert D, 1/24/2013 5:36:53 PM     (No. 9137332)

It is disappointing to see that Remington is not on the list of exhibitors that backed out, but perhaps they were not an exhibitor in the first place. Don´t see Stag Arms, either, which is my preferred semi-automatic .223, because it is available left handed. Stag is too busy selling guns to attend, I am sure.

Reply 22 - Posted by: hamrman, 1/24/2013 5:46:27 PM     (No. 9137354)

Solidarity...Lech would be proud!



Reply 23 - Posted by: kafir091101, 1/24/2013 5:56:39 PM     (No. 9137386)

#18: Thank you sir.

We must not use false info when debating our Second Amendment rights.

The Fascists in DC/Chicago/SanFran will just focus on our miss-statements while demonize us and we will be left spinning our wheels trying to set the record straight.


Reply 24 - Posted by: nonsense, 1/24/2013 6:44:39 PM     (No. 9137453)

#18 thanks. That is a very long and a very impressive list!

Reply 25 - Posted by: ocjim, 1/24/2013 7:24:59 PM     (No. 9137500)

I´m fortunate enough to live in an exceeding --- for now --- safe community. I haven´t even shot a gun since I was in Vietnam. But I have been a NRA member/supporter for years. Glad to see the NRA exercise some muscle here. We´re going to need such strong organizations to go up against the Obama regime´s fascists hellbent on decreasing and removing our liberties one by one, at every opportunity.

And Obama would tell us it is all for the greater good. China runs on the greater good, and individual liberties be damned.

Reply 26 - Posted by: Flightdecker, 1/24/2013 8:16:45 PM     (No. 9137596)

From the Harrisburg area.....Just for the record: The NRA didn´t back our of the event until Wednesday. The others that withdrew started earlier, about Sunday. if I remember correctly. Grassroots on the move again. Many small vendors began this thing and then there was a groundswell!Who said we were dead...........

Reply 27 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 1/24/2013 9:16:49 PM     (No. 9137688)

Thanks, #18 for that link.

What I´d like to see now is which guns were actually used, and the quantity from each, if that can be determined.

Between the Glock and the Sig you have the possibility of 30 rounds in their two magazines.

Reply 28 - Posted by: Tulunk, 1/25/2013 1:36:24 AM     (No. 9137913)

Something told me that the smug, cocky Obama bit off more than he could chew when he went after the second amendment. Hooray for the quiet, strong men and women who made their point without riots or violence.....yet.

Reply 29 - Posted by: pistolpete, 1/25/2013 8:52:55 AM     (No. 9138258)

Hey, loyalreader I did check my source here


Don´t fall for the secondary arguement and let the truth be known. It was not the weapons; it was the creep who used them. We play right into the lefties´ hands when we try to argue against the facts.

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