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Harrisburg Show CANCELED! Blames NRA
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http://washingtonexaminer.com/nra-boycot...QFiKr_AexV
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#2
They shouldn't blame the NRA. I wouldn't have gone anyway. When you ban something I want from an event, there will be backlash from me. And I am certain others felt the same.

So, to the officials who thought it was a good idea. This is lesson, 1.
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Connal;71463 Wrote:They shouldn't blame the NRA. I wouldn't have gone anyway. When you ban something I want from an event, there will be backlash from me. And I am certain others felt the same.

So, to the officials who thought it was a good idea. This is lesson, 1.

Exactly! They decided to play politics and got bit hard for it. They reaped what they sowed and are now looking for a scapegoat...
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Here, I'll put some of it in.

Quote:The show is the biggest in the nation and features several outdoors groups, hundreds of exhibitors and the most popular TV hunting show stars. It draws thousands from the Washington-Baltimore area. As the assault rifle ban became known, exhibitors, sponsors and the TV stars withdrew by the dozens.

The NRA is a huge sponsor of the show and pulled out Tuesday after Reed moved to ban assault rifles like Bushmasters and AR-15s at the show. A Bushmaster was used in the Newtown, Conn., shootings and Reed said it was bowing to concerns about the gun in banning it from the show.

In its statement today, organizer Reed Exhibitions said that the whole show, which includes fishing and camping exhibits, "could not be held because the atmosphere of this year's show would not be conducive to an event that is designed to provide family enjoyment. It is unfortunate that in the current emotionally charged atmosphere this celebratory event has become overshadowed by a decision that directly affected a small percentage of more than 1,000 exhibits showcasing products and services for those interested in hunting and fishing."
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#5
Bush did it goddamnit !!!

What a bunch of losers. End of that show.....it's working...divide and conquer working like a charm.
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rmagill;71466 Wrote:
Connal;71463 Wrote:They shouldn't blame the NRA. I wouldn't have gone anyway. When you ban something I want from an event, there will be backlash from me. And I am certain others felt the same.

So, to the officials who thought it was a good idea. This is lesson, 1.

Exactly! They decided to play politics and got bit hard for it. They reaped what they sowed and are now looking for a scapegoat...

Hell, it wasn't even an NRA based idea, it was completely grassroots. People over on FB started raising hell and the various exhibitors and speakers who are over there took notice. Once they started pulling out the die was set. The NRA had nothing to do with this one. Big Grin
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Sounds like the article writer is blaming the NRA, I didn't get the feel from the group that THEY were blaming the NRA, but the 'non hunting and fishing' gun sportsmen.

Likely, the lost revenue from those HUGE vendors booth space made the show unprofitable.
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Camper;71473 Wrote:Sounds like the article writer is blaming the NRA, I didn't get the feel from the group that THEY were blaming the NRA, but the 'non hunting and fishing' gun sportsmen.

Likely, the lost revenue from those HUGE vendors booth space made the show unprofitable.

Not only that, the article mentions how sponsors were pulling out. If I go from saying "I'll give you $50k, just make sure my company banner is up." To something like "I've cancelled the check, here is money for return shipping on the banner".

That makes a huge impact.
This will be the best security for maintaining our liberties. A nation of well-informed men who have been taught to know and prize the rights which God has given them cannot be enslaved. It is in the religion of ignorance that tyranny begins. -Ben Franklin
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Like I said, waning influence of the FUDD gun owner. Now onto Congress....
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#10
don't you all know it's always somebody elses fault.
With the Second Amendment saying what it says, Why isn't the Federal Government Suing NY
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