Jan 19, 2013 No Comments ›› Spit Stixx
“We have made the decision not to include certain products that in the current climate may attract negative attention,” they posted on their website.
The hunting and fishing show, the largest consumer event in the nation, offers 1,200 exhibitors and will run from Feb. 2–10, 2013, just outside of Harrisburg, Pa.
A representative to the show told the Daily Caller that “no specific information was available on the type of restricted product at this time” and she offered to have someone call back with the information.
The National Rifle Association, in a statement through their Institute for Legislative Action, stated they “strongly disagrees with Reed Exhibitions’ decision to ban Modern Sporting Rifles.”
The statement went on to “urge you to follow the NRA and the outdoor industry’s lead by voicing your displeasure with Reed Exhibitions both before and during the show and encourage them to reconsider their position.”
The NRA is reconsidering their support of the show, “The NRA’s future participation in the Eastern Sports & Outdoor Show will be determined by Reed Exhibitions actions in response to the concerns raised by the NRA, the outdoor industry, and America’s law-abiding gun owners.”
Facebook fans of the show are outraged.