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Eastern Sports and Outdoors Show, Harrisburg, PA Boycott and Cancellation

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by scotch827, Jan 20, 2013.

  1. scotch827

    scotch827 Well-Known Member

  2. MaterDei

    MaterDei Well-Known Member

  3. ambidextrous1

    ambidextrous1 Well-Known Member

    Yes, they should hit the show bosses where they'll understand it - in the cash box!
  4. carbuncle

    carbuncle Well-Known Member

    Done: I will be remembering those who support us as much as those who abandon us during this time.
  5. Chuck Perry

    Chuck Perry Well-Known Member

    The article states that the decision to ban certain types of arms and magazines from the show was made by the event organizer, Reed Exhibitions.

    Reed Exhibitions
    383 Main Avenue
    Norwalk, CT 06851

    They're closed today of course, but I was able to leave them a detailed message about why I, a PA resident, will not be attending the show.
  6. Zeke/PA

    Zeke/PA Well-Known Member

    Here's what I'm getting Guys.
    It ain't Cabella's or Kinsey's or The New Holland Sportmen shop but instead the "organizers" of the show who have their heads SOMEWHERE!
    I really hope that this gets public attention !
  7. fdashes

    fdashes Well-Known Member

    Done...and I feel good about it
  8. Green Lantern

    Green Lantern Well-Known Member

    Done, thanks for the heads up!

    PCCUSNRET Well-Known Member

    Good for Cabela's. I can't understand why any retailer that sells modern firearms would support this show. Next year will be semi auto shotguns?
  10. Reloadron

    Reloadron Well-Known Member

    Reed Exhibitions is the shows organizer and is well within their rights to exclude whatever they choose. Their call and their decision which I can understand. However, as becomes apparent all decisions carry some consequence. Since Cabela's did not care for their decision they have every right to choose not to do this show. I admire Cabela's for their decision.

    Promoters make their money in two main ways. The exhibitors pay a hefty price for space but there is also a big take on parking and admissions. This is where gun enthusiast have the right to boycott the show as they damn well should do. I would like to see a grass roots movement for gun owners to boycott the event which would further send the message we don't appreciate our rights being trampled upon.

    Just My Take
  11. Old Fuff

    Old Fuff Well-Known Member

    While you are at it, also send a message about this to the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) who retain Reed to run the SHOT Show. In terms of money it is far larger then the show in Harrisburg. I highly doubt that Reed wants to get NSSF upset.

    National Shooting Sports Foundation
    (203) 426-1320
  12. Chuck Perry

    Chuck Perry Well-Known Member

    I attempted to email NSSF with the address that Old Fuff provided, but that email address was rejected as 'invalid.' I went to their site and was able to send an email thru it instead.
  13. Inebriated

    Inebriated Well-Known Member


    Might buy a Cabela's hat soon...
  14. 481

    481 Well-Known Member

  15. Paincakesx

    Paincakesx Well-Known Member

    And this is why I do a majority of my gun related shopping at Cabelas.

    That and they're a 5 minute drive from where I live :p
  16. 22-rimfire

    22-rimfire Well-Known Member

    Cabelas was a major supporter of that show. I hope a lot of the "regulars" who have tables and booths drop out. No better way to make a statement to a CT based company. The world is not like CT or NY or NYC. I say... skip the show unless you are paid to attend as some speakers are.
  17. slamfirev10

    slamfirev10 Well-Known Member

    good for cabelas, wish they were closer to me
  18. ball3006

    ball3006 Well-Known Member

    I have never seen Cabela's at any gun show around here. But, there is a Cabela's about 8 miles north of Fort Worth.....chris3
  19. berettaprofessor

    berettaprofessor Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the link to the Facebook page. I'm a Black Platinum Cabelas card holder and I voted my support! Wow...the thousands of positive comments there should make a big statement!
  20. Fryerpower

    Fryerpower Well-Known Member

    Hit it on Facebook. Time to go check out their website to see if there is anything I need.


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