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    2013 Harrisburg PA Fishing / Hunting Show Cancelled - NRA Boycott - Media

    Good morning.

    Big story.

    The five day 2013 Harrisburg, PA hunting and fishing show has been cancelled (or postponed) by an organized NRA / Vendor boycott.

    The promoter of the show would not allow specific exhibitor to display or sell SA's / assault weapons thus about 200 other exhibitors (clothing, guides, outfitters, lodges, fishing, tackle, foods) walked out as a boycott in sympathy.

    Videos and articles via various media below and through google:

    Harrisburg outdoor show, focus of boycott, postponed - News - The Times-Tribune

    HARRISBURG, Pa.: Pa. outdoors show, focus of boycott, is postponed - Nation Wires - MiamiHerald.com

    https://www.google.com/search?hl=en&...FsXv0QGelYHwAg

    NRA boycott kills outdoors show that banned assault weapons | WashingtonExaminer.com

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    This is what happens when you tow the anti gun line! How can you ban guns from an outdoor show and expect people to side with your decision?

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    Re: 2013 Harrisburg PA Fishing / Hunting Show Cancelled - NRA Boycott - Media

    its about fucking time someone stood up against these anti gun assholes

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    Re: 2013 Harrisburg PA Fishing / Hunting Show Cancelled - NRA Boycott - Media

    Good evening.

    307 vendors (so far) have pulled out of the 2013 Harrisburg Fishing and Hunting show with Cabela's probably being the largest exhibitor.

    The complete list:

    http://mynortheastoutdoors.com/esos-boycott-supporters/



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    Re: 2013 Harrisburg PA Fishing / Hunting Show Cancelled - NRA Boycott - Media

    For the record, the NRA had to be convinced to join in this boycott which was 100% a grassroots effort by certain NJ and PA sportsmen and women that sent thousands of emails out to each vendor and posted their received replies on sites like NJ Hunter and other hunting and 2nd Amendment forums. Reed Exhibitions took this one in the butt for sure as they should have.

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    Re: 2013 Harrisburg PA Fishing / Hunting Show Cancelled - NRA Boycott - Media

    Good morning.

    Up to 356 exhibitors have now pulled out of Harrisburg, PA 2013 Show as of today from 307 vendors as this past Friday by going to:



    http://mynortheastoutdoors.com/esos-boycott-supporters/

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    Re: 2013 Harrisburg PA Fishing / Hunting Show Cancelled - NRA Boycott - Media

    I am from Pennsylvania, And IMHO I wholeheartedly agree to the ban of this show. Alot of this really took off because of facebook and a few other social sites. Is it sad that there is no show..absolutely.But a stand must be made, first its this firearm then its that firearm next you know it wont be a Hunting/Fishing expo it will be a Lame Soccer Mom bull shit show. Whether you want to admit it or not fly fishing is part of the so called " Blood Sports". Yes most of us" flyfisherman" practice "Catch and Release" but you have to admit sometimes all the effort in trying to revive your fish doesn't mean that every fish will survive.Sure they look ok immediately after their release.
    I am a lifelong hunter/angler. I am an ethical morally responsible hunter/angler. I don't know about you, but I don't want any office desk hugger deciding precedent for the outdoor activities I enjoy. IMHO this show would be better run by the DCNR and The Pennsylvania Game Commission and Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission. The money made from attendence could be used for stream access, stream restoration, better gameland management, prospective property acquisition ect. Some would say its about certain firemarms...its about Principle plain and simple


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    Re: 2013 Harrisburg PA Fishing / Hunting Show Cancelled - NRA Boycott - Media

    Quote Originally Posted by Lonewolve View Post
    I am from Pennsylvania, And IMHO I wholeheartedly agree to the ban of this show. Alot of this really took off because of facebook and a few other social sites. Is it sad that there is no show..absolutely.But a stand must be made, first its this firearm then its that firearm next you know it wont be a Hunting/Fishing expo it will be a Lame Soccer Mom bull shit show. Whether you want to admit it or not fly fishing is part of the so called " Blood Sports". Yes most of us" flyfisherman" practice "Catch and Release" but you have to admit sometimes all the effort in trying to revive your fish doesn't mean that every fish will survive.Sure they look ok immediately after their release.
    I am a lifelong hunter/angler. I am an ethical morally responsible hunter/angler. I don't know about you, but I don't want any office desk hugger deciding precedent for the outdoor activities I enjoy. IMHO this show would be better run by the DCNR and The Pennsylvania Game Commission and Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission. The money made from attendence could be used for stream access, stream restoration, better gameland management, prospective property acquisition ect. Some would say its about certain firemarms...its about Principle plain and simple
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    Good points except towards the end of your post.

    In my opinion, the last entity that should sponsor and promote a fishing and hunting show for the general public should be a state fish and game commission!

    This is a brave new world thanks to social networking / immediate digital information among millions and my guess is that the promoters, Reed, never expected this backlash from both the paying public at the gate and their exhibitors whether they be a small outfit like say - Dr. Root's Big Worm Bar - or a large publicly held corporation like Comcast and Cabelas.

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    Re: 2013 Harrisburg PA Fishing / Hunting Show Cancelled - NRA Boycott - Media

    Two questions remain. One is will Reed learn from this and the other is that if they don't, who will run this show next year? It is one of the largest in the nation from what I've always been told. Cabelas pulling out probably had more to do with the NRA backing out than anything. Them and the hundreds of smaller vendors all over the country that pulled together to boycott Reed's poor decision.

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    Re: 2013 Harrisburg PA Fishing / Hunting Show Cancelled - NRA Boycott - Media

    I really hope Barry gets impeached after this whole scandal..

    He made the democrats look completely fucking stupid when word got out there wasn't evben an assault rifle used in the Newton shooting..

    I have no problem with stricter screenings for prospective firearms purchasers, but are 3 less rounds in a magazine really going to make a fucking diffrence when some nut job goes on a shooting spree??

    The vendors are doing a good thing by standing up for what they believe in, I hope the democrats see what they are getting them selfs into before they start a civil war.. Honestly, I think that is what may take place if the government trys to disarm us.


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    Re: 2013 Harrisburg PA Fishing / Hunting Show Cancelled - NRA Boycott - Media

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    He made the democrats look completely fucking stupid when word got out there wasn't evben an assault rifle used in the Newton shooting..
    Please tell me you're not one of the conspiracy theorists that think the shooter did not use the AR for his killings Both the medical examiner and the CT State Police were on record that all but one killing was performed by .223 rounds from the AR 15 and the only killing by another round was that of the shooter's suicide by one of the handguns he had on him when he entered the school. The idea that he used "other" weapons is false and brought by those that want to make it look like the attempt at a weapons ban is being falsely put forward to further the anti-gun agenda. The anti-gun crowd needed no help to further their cause and they have been wrong all along in their attempts to thwart our 2nd Amendment rights. I just hate seeing the truth tossed out the window by either side simply to further their argument.

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    Re: 2013 Harrisburg PA Fishing / Hunting Show Cancelled - NRA Boycott - Media

    Quote Originally Posted by Rusty Spinner View Post
    Please tell me you're not one of the conspiracy theorists that think the shooter did not use the AR for his killings.
    Hmmm, a conspiracist I am not... What happend was a true tradgedy..

    But i do think that the media is under more government influence than what we would like to believe. Its pretty suspicious how our governer pressed so hard for an assault weapons ban immediatley preceding the shooing.. In all honesty I do believe that the democratic party was just simply waiting for an instance like this to blame assault weapons so they could perform a weapons ban.

    Just watch this..

    NBC Admits AR 15 NOT used at Sandy Hook - YouTube


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