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Harrisburg Show CANCELED! Blames NRA
#21
Got curious, so I looked up my old employer. Man they have changed!

Anyway, ran into a wiki that I think gives us a little background as to why Reed dropped the ball:

Quote:Members of the medical and scientific communities, which purchase and use many journals published by Reed Elsevier, agitated for the company to cut its links to the arms trade. Two UK academics, Dr. Tom Stafford of Sheffield University and Dr Nick Gill, launched petitions calling on Reed Elsevier to stop organising arms fairs.[21][22] A subsidiary, Spearhead, organised defence shows, including an event where it was reported that cluster bombs and extremely powerful riot control equipment were offered for sale.[23][24]

In February 2007, Richard Smith, former editor of the British Medical Journal, published an editorial in the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, arguing that Reed Elsevier's involvement in both the arms trade and medical publishing constituted a conflict of interest.[25] He suggested that if academics began to disengage with Reed Elsevier, the company would be likely to end their arms fairs, as arms fairs only comprise a small proportion of their business.

On 1 June 2007, Reed Elsevier announced that they would be exiting the Defence Exhibition business during the second half of 2007.[26]
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#22
IMHO
The ESOS has two groups of customers. The vendors at the show and the show attenders. Regardless of you feel "modern sporting rifles" have a place in a hunting and fishing show, the customers of the esos have spoken!!!

Check out http://mynortheastoutdoors.com/. This is going to be an online classifieds for the vendors who withdrew from the esos to sell their products. Please go and support them!! And I for one sinserely hope the site does NOT allow vendors who didn't pull out of the show to participate!!!!

CAPITALISM!! It's a beautiful thing!Big Grin
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#23
Listening to a talk radio show out of Harrisburg this afternoon, This is expected to cost the businesses of Harrisburg 20 million in lost revenue.
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#24
Rugerfan;71636 Wrote:Listening to a talk radio show out of Harrisburg this afternoon, This is expected to cost the businesses of Harrisburg 20 million in lost revenue.

Thats the one thing these idiots understand, the consequence to their wallets.
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#25
We need to ban sniper rifles like the ones hunters use. They were made to kill at great distances who needs to kill a deer at 1 mile away or even half a mile.
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#26
Rugerfan;71636 Wrote:Listening to a talk radio show out of Harrisburg this afternoon, This is expected to cost the businesses of Harrisburg 20 million in lost revenue.

Sucks for the businesses around there, but there must be consequences for actions. We have spoken, and the message is now painfully clear.


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#27
It would be great if the nra could step in and lay claim to the date and still hold a gun show.
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#28
Normanvin;71698 Wrote:It would be great if the nra could step in and lay claim to the date and still hold a gun show.

Agreed! Might even get a few more members out of it, with how much revenue the would be providing the area...
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#29
My friend who posted about it on facebook, (who actually I am surprised supports the people that are not coming.)

Her friend posted "I bet hunters still wanted to go in spite of the ban!!!"
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#30
Rugerfan;71636 Wrote:This is expected to cost the businesses of Harrisburg 20 million in lost revenue.

I wonder how many of those local businesses hate guns and/or gun owners. I wonder how many would freak out on a person exercising the right to open carry.



Ultimately, this has been interesting for me to watch. I teach public relations at the college level. I'm sure this company thought that they'd be overwhelmed with protesters (and the negative publicity) if they kept everything intact. I'm sure they thought they'd be heralded as smart and compassionate in the media and by the attendees for taking the actions they did. Quite simply, they didn't know their audience. They weren't even mildly aware how much the 2A crowd rallies to the cause. Even worse, maybe they knew and didn't care, looking for a reason to kick out that element of the show. That's shocking. I may introduce this situation in class as a case of "what NOT to do."
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