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NRA took over sports show BUT
#1
Im sure by now that everyone knows that the NRA is running next years Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show (renamed to The Great American Outdoor Show). Thats great news.

What many I think dont know is that the NRA is not allowing firearms sales to occur at the show (as per standing NRA policy). I found out yesterday on the Tom Gresham radio show. So, contact the NRA, tell them you want that changed....

Found an article supporting what I heard:

Quote:...renamed “The Great American Outdoor Show,” will be run by the NRA. Dauphin County Commissioner Jeff Haste says he’s not worried about another backlash.

“Obviously, any selection could be a backlash,” he says. “You had a group last year that had a completely different philosophy on this, and they killed the show. So you could pick any one of the vendors out there, and there could be a backlash.”

Haste says the NRA was chosen from a field of 17 competitors because of its qualifications. But while all legal guns will be welcome, a spokesman says the firearms policy for the Harrisburg show will be the same as for NRA meetings: display only.
http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2013/04...w-in-2014/
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#2
That's as bad as not having them at all.

Why would I waste time and money going to a show where I can't buy the product that the vendors sell?
Vampire pig man since September 2012
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#3
It's no change to how the show has been run for years, you've never been able to buy firearms there. Accessories, Bows, etc., yes, but never any firearms. I don't see this as a huge deal. If you had been able to buy them in the past it would be a different story but it isn't.
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#4
I contacted the NRA through their Facebook page today. I just received a reply a few minutes ago.[/quote]

Quote:Conversation started today
10:33am
*PisnNapalm*

I have a question about the Harrisburg’s Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show for 2014.

First I want to thank the NRA for hosting/promoting this show but a concern has been raised.

Some folks are saying that the sale of firearms by vendors will not be allowed at the show. They say that all firearms presented by the vendors will be for display only.

Is this true? If it is true then I again will NOT be attending the show. My whole reason for going is to be able to handle and check out the guns before making a purchase at the show.

Please clarify the firearms policy with regard to vendors being able to sell firearms.

Thank you.

Sincerely,
*PisnNapalm*

10:56am
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Steve, no policy regarding the sale or prohibition of the sale of firearms has been made yet concerning the new Great American Outdoor Show.

billamj;97725 Wrote:It's no change to how the show has been run for years, you've never been able to buy firearms there. Accessories, Bows, etc., yes, but never any firearms. I don't see this as a huge deal. If you had been able to buy them in the past it would be a different story but it isn't.

Wait... Really? There's this huge show with lots of guns on display but not a one for sale?

I have not yet attended this show and I was planning to attend the one for this past February but... I had no idea you couldn't purchase a gun at the show.

Hopefully that will change!
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#5
I didn't know you couldn't purchase them at Eastern Outdoor show either.

If it's not different then when the commies were running it before everybody boycotted, then what's the issue?
Vampire pig man since September 2012
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#6
I used to attend every year. There were firearms on display and you could handle them, under supervision, but they were not for sale, you had to go to Joe Smokepole's shop in order to purchase them. Ticked me off too because often the shop was nowhere near me. Sad
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#7
Well shit... If it doesn't change, then I won't be going. What's the point? Yeah yeah... I know accessories, hunting, etc... I don't hunt. I can get everything I need from the shops just up or down the road.

I want to go to this huge show to fondle the firearms and maybe buy a couple. Meh...
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#8
Every time I went it was to see new products and outfitters.

I don't remember any firearms for sale maybe muzzle loaders but that was about it. It wasn't a typical gun show. It was more hunting outfitters and accessories show.
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#9
Never been, but I assumed it was more-or-less like SHOT... look, touch, no buy.
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#10
No big deal to me you've never been able to buy there. It's a sports show not a gun show.
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