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

Resist, We Much!!! Wrote: Jan 25, 2013 8:54 AM
Public safety? Assault rifles were responsible for .012% of overall deaths in America in 2011 and 3.8% of all homicides. More Americans were killed with hammers (496) than all types of rifles combined (323). If Reed wants to go out of business, let them forgo profits. Businesses don't remain open for long without turning profits.

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...