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Eastern Outdoors Show -- PA Folks Let Them Hear You!

Discussion in 'Activism' started by Penoe Hunter, Jan 15, 2013.

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  1. mgmorden

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    The Brady Campaign's page has only garnered ~55,000 likes since it was established over 5 YEARS ago (November 2007). This Facebook boycott has gotten 19,000 (its went up since your post) in 10 days. This is no small feat.
     
  2. BullfrogKen

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    Yes, they are.

    And Thomas, my son, you'll notice all the vendors interviewed spoke about the contacts they received from the individual attendees. There were many vendors who were either:
    • prompted by us to do this,
    • or even though they knew it was the right decision to make, faced a hard decision and were motivated and strengthened by all of us to make it.

    We had to drag the NRA by its heels to boycott with everyone else. By the time Cabela's - the major sponsor with more money invested than anyone else - made their decision, the NRA was still committed to "working with the promoter".

    Now the NRA is being credited with bringing this boycott to fruition among the ignorant in the MSM, and they happily take the credit for it now that it's gone our way. But we all know the truth.

    We did this.

    Us.

    Everyday Joe's who were going to attend this show saw what went down. We expressed our outrage and called for a boycott. We caused this.

    Every single one of you who feels defeated, and alone, and hopeless because Diane Feinstein introduced her 20 year old pet project and lifelong dream of a gun control bill today should sit up straight and take notice at what we just accomplished.


    The next step?

    PA residents - tell our Republican Governor and newly elected Democrat Attorney General to fully investigate this. Reed Exhibitions aggressively advertised an expanded "Tactical Alley" this year to showcase the very firearms they said two weeks before the show are unwelcome. This very promoter was happy to see them showcased at the SHOT show the very week they made this announcement. Encourage our state in it's efforts to seek recovery for the economic loss to our local economy and the vendors who attend this show.

    Non-PA Residents - tell our Republican Governor and newly elected Democrat Attorney General to fully investigate this. You were going to come, and tell them you travelled into our state for this show and what you spend in my state when you came in years past. Tell the truth. Give them real numbers and human interest stories so they can substantiate what our state's loss is.


    Everyone else - When you tell elected officials to oppose Diane Feinstein's bill, and your Senator or Representative tells you he supports the rights of hunter's and sportsmen but . . . <insert reason for more gun control>.

    You point out what happened here. Show how hunters and sportsmen no longer differentiate themselves as separate and distinct from the entirety of the gun owning citizenry, and this is the evidence of that.
     
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    Wow. I've been involved in other activism for the past few hrs. but just saw this on the news. I couldn't be prouder as a Pennsylvanian citizen. This should make it apparent that the line between the so-called "Fudds" they tried to exploit in congress today and firearm enthusiasts such as ourselves is blurring. So much for that bargaining chip.

    I don't know about anyone else, but as a PA resident this gives me the courage not only to keep up the fight, but to fight even harder.

    ^^Speaking of that "other activism" I was involved in...

    We can do this, guys.
     
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  4. Hacker15E

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    The MSM hangs anything RKBA related, better or worse, on the NRA.

    They don't seem to believe that there are actually American citizens that believe in any of that silly pro gun stuff...its all just some high-paid gun manufacturers' lobby that is responsible for it.
     
  5. Guillermo

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    Ok Ken,

    You apparently saw interviews with the vendors. (I looked but did not find such coverage. In fact I found very little information on it outside of the Pennsylvania sources).

    That you seem so convinced I will trust you. It is very nice that all the stuff I did was not "going through the motions".

    (still irritating that The Blaze never picked it up. And Drudge didn't report anything till the beast was dead)

    BTW, since I am apparently to be renamed, instead of an apostle, please consider a Missouri reference instead.
     
  6. Sam1911

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    That took a lot of prompting in itself. It was several days after I sent notes to Cabelas (and I was far from the first to do so) before they made their decision. None of the vendor jumped until there was a strong push from the regular folks.
     
  7. 22-rimfire

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    I do think the State of PA should investigate the whole affair from start to finish and hopefully prosecute REED for damages and lost revenue. Better yet, they could distribute some of the proceeds to the vendors as compensation if they win. I suspect this would put REED out of business because we are talking millions of dollars in damages.

    It is entirely possible that some of the vendors may initiate individual lawsuits against Reed.
     
  8. Guillermo

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    on what basis would the state have the authority to investigate...let along prosecute?

    there was nothing illegal going on and "lost revenue"? Huh?
     
  9. jad0110

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    And that's 19,000 with MANY of us completely unplugged from the outside world after the election results. I know, because I am one of them, just now getting back into the swing of things. I didn't know about the Eastern Outdoors Show until an hour ago ... I know, shame on me.
     
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    I guess my question who has contacted the NSSF about them using REED as the organizer of the SHOT Show?

    I did in an email voicing my displeasure with them using a company that was not pro 2A and not American!:fire::mad:
     
  11. Guillermo

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    I sent them an email as well but was merely questioning. After all, Reed only recently (to my knowledge) showed any anti-gun proclivity.

    Here is my email to NSSF.



    To Whom it May Concern,

    Surely you have followed the saga of the Eastern Outdoors Show and the repugnant manner in which Reed Promotions handled the event.

    The amazing response from the public and vendors should make any organization question their association with Reed.

    Does the NSSF have any intention of using Reed for the next SHOT show?

    Thank you
     
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    Guillermo, The NSSF made a statement already. From my local newspaper -

    http://www.pennlive.com/midstate/index.ssf/2013/01/eastern_sports_and_outdoor_sho_2.html

     
  13. BullfrogKen

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    Did you even look at the links I posted last night? I'll make it easy for you to find - go back a page and look at the bottom.

    There's a link to a story on The Blaze there.

    Those three local news story links have about half a dozen different local tv news spots. I think each one has an interview with a Pennsylvania vendor that was coming to the show.


    Are you intentionally trying to be pigheaded about this issue? Because at this point continuing to tell people who worked hard to accomplish this that our efforts weren't really instrumental is demeaning and insulting.
     
  14. Guillermo

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    Ken,

    In post 155 I stated the following (emphasis added)

    You convinced me.

    Now go <insult removed>
     
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  15. BullfrogKen

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    Top story on local ABC news station.

    Some angered by Outdoor Show decision

    This is the tension we're feeling in the air right now.


    It also illustrates how entrenched both sides are.
     
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    the lady in the 1st video, the anti lady, "guns are really bad" all anti's have is emotions
     
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    That is true. It is people like that have been indoctrinated and brainwashed that we are up against. They "know" guns are bad, but they really can't tell us why. They often say that it is because guns kill. They don't say "cars are bad" yet more people die in auto accidents every year. So, I guess cars kill too, but they're OK?
     
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    ignorant people are dangerous...ban ignorance.
     
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