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Nation's Largest Outdoor Show Falls Apart After No "Modern Sporting Rifles" Policy Implemented

Anonymous6702 Wrote: Jan 24, 2013 10:00 PM
To heck with that show, I'm glad so many dealers, distributors, manufacturers and every day patriots took a stand against politically correct stupidity. I'll never go to that show. The 'family' explanation/excuse does not hold much water to me because lots of hunting guns today are based on the AR-15 design. They are made for hunting and target practice and that is as 'family' oriented as any other type of outdoor activity. A stupid mistake by this company to make that decision.
RGR28 Wrote: Jan 24, 2013 10:24 PM
Yeah, I've noticed that killing animals and shooting bullets at human silhouettes is a family-enlightening pastime.
Tea Party in Wisconsin formerlyTea Party Wrote: Jan 24, 2013 10:37 PM
Do you eat hamburgers? chicken? pork? Those animals are killed you know or do you think they just show up in the stores that way?

The Harrisburg Eastern Sports & Outdoor Show, the nation's largest annual gathering of sporting outfitters, hunters, sportsman, shooters and others, has been postponed indefinitely after facing massive backlash over a new policy banning the display and sale of "modern sporting rifles." The policy was implemented Monday and just five days later, the show has been cancelled after being scheduled to take place February 2-10 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

"Our original decision not to include certain products in the Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show this year was made in order to preserve the event's historical focus on the hunting and fishing...