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America’s largest outdoor sports show to ban AR-15′s

The Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show, also known as the Harrisburg Gun Show, has announced it will limit the type of firearms that it will allow to be exhibited. “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 February 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.



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  1. whatitism

    January 18, 2013 at 5:03 pm

    Give an inch they’ll take a mile . freedoms are easily kept , impossible to get back .

    • Topazinator

      January 18, 2013 at 5:48 pm

      I think you meant “freedoms are easily lost”, . . .

      • fliteking

        January 18, 2013 at 6:02 pm

        No, I think he got it right. Think about it.

        Well, try anyway.

        I know it is dam difficult for you BUTTWIPE liberals to mull things over and come up with a rational conclusion.

        Off topic- It’s sad how you come here to demonize a certain group of people based on political beliefs and likely race too. Very much like Germany in the late 1930’s.

        • Topazinator

          January 19, 2013 at 11:12 am

          Repeat the 3rd grade. Immediately.

          • fliteking

            January 21, 2013 at 12:05 am

            Your gonna be fine, just get off the bus and walk into the school, you don’t need a chaperon.

          • Topazinator

            January 21, 2013 at 10:41 am

            Very weak; dream up your own material. By the way, the word is “you’re” and not “your”. Now, do as I said, deep-thinker, and get the hell back to class.

  2. antiliberalcryptonite

    January 18, 2013 at 5:04 pm

    What about an M-4 or an AR-10, are they alright? Morons.

  3. da

    January 18, 2013 at 5:06 pm

    Calling for all to boycot this show

    • 7papa7

      January 19, 2013 at 9:21 am

      Unbelievable, they let the lousy Marxist in the white house run their business. We the people have a constitutional right to bare any kind of arms that we want. Their is absolutely NO stipulation in the constitution saying that certain general types of guns illegal for us to have. I totally agree with you da boycott this show. I got news for them, they will get more “bad press” for caving to this administration trying to take away our constitutional rights than if they support the second amendment.

      • Jeff

        January 21, 2013 at 11:24 am

        You are wrong sir…There are certain weapons and guns that you as a citizen can’t posses or would need special permit to have. Canons for one.

        • crazyfreddie

          January 28, 2013 at 4:29 pm


    • KENNY

      January 20, 2013 at 11:08 am


  4. Pointman 49

    January 18, 2013 at 5:07 pm

    No “KNUTZ” in Harrisburg, PA.~!!!~~So much for the once proud “Keystone State” of our Independence and our constitution~!!!

    • The Old Man

      January 18, 2013 at 5:26 pm

      Actions like this will break the back of the once proud and biggest gun show in the world.

      Next year instead of 1200 exhibitors, they will be lucky to have 120 of them
      People come there to buy the guns they want, if they can’t they won’t come and sales will die.
      If our politions cave in to this, they will be voted out….. no doubt about it.

  5. jim

    January 18, 2013 at 5:07 pm

    Why does your headline say AR15’s????????????? The article says nothing about ar15’s. The gunshow disclaims any particular gun will be banned.

    Why do YOU SAY AR15’s???????????

    Call yourself a journalist–it’s time to start acting like one.

    • Dark Patriot

      January 20, 2013 at 2:32 pm

      No. The article says that they won’t say which arms are banned. No 10/22 either. Don’t expect to get mags, nor large cases of self- protection ammo. Bye Bye! Call up a store that was going to be there. Talk to them. Stores are pulling out. They have a list of things that will be banned. The gentleman that I talked to was on his last nerve. I told him that he wouldn’t have to deal with me screaming at him at the show. I canceled my motel room. I hate Harrisburg anyway.

  6. Iron 15

    January 18, 2013 at 5:09 pm

    I won’t be going this year….Boycot…

  7. Cherry Walker

    January 18, 2013 at 5:10 pm

    When their 1,200 exhibitors fail to make any money due to their stupidity then perhaps they will get their heads out of their rear end?

    • malcolm7173

      January 18, 2013 at 5:24 pm

      Them Obama will bail them out with our tax dollars.

      • a_browning

        January 18, 2013 at 7:14 pm

        That’s not funny, it might actually happen that way, with the way things work in this country these days.

      • Fred_K

        January 19, 2013 at 12:00 am

        The bum wil pay the gunmakers to not make guns.

        • crazyfreddie

          January 28, 2013 at 4:30 pm


  8. FingerBlisters

    January 18, 2013 at 5:12 pm


  9. John Spencer

    January 18, 2013 at 5:13 pm

    If they are prepared to abandon owners of EBR’s, I think we should boycott them.

  10. PissedoffVet

    January 18, 2013 at 5:13 pm

    Boycott its down to either with us or agaist us there is no sitting on the fence any more.

    • DenverKitty

      January 18, 2013 at 10:52 pm

      Now if we could only get Congress to adopt your attitude!

      • OldDocBen

        January 19, 2013 at 6:45 pm

        Your heart is right but like many you fail to see there is only one party now. Boehner is a coward in bed with Reid and Obama. Republicans? No, traitors.

  11. dicksi

    January 18, 2013 at 5:14 pm

    The Obama administration can’t go after the gun toting psychopaths, sociopaths and mentally deranged….they make up a large proportion of the Democrat voting base. So, let’s blame gun violence on the weapons and make law abiding citizens more defenseless.

    The war on guns is another democrat redistribution strategy to “level the playing field”. Hand out assault weapons to Mexican drug cartels and make law abiding citizens more unprotected through executive fiat.

    • CommonSense

      January 18, 2013 at 6:40 pm

      ” the gun toting psychopaths, sociopaths and mentally deranged” are used by the Left to support their cause. The ‘fallout’ or deaths are just casualties of their war against the Right.

      • OldDocBen

        January 19, 2013 at 6:49 pm

        Am I the only one suspicious about the timing and nature of these incidents? Who is the more horrible; the monster who kills children or the monster that sent him?

        • Dark Patriot

          January 20, 2013 at 2:21 pm

          No! No! These were all total coincidences. None of the perps were democrats. All were Right Wing nut cases. None of the murderers were on psychotropic drugs. They all just hated nice warm social people like your kids. All of the murders took place where police were able to counter the situation within micro-seconds, saving everybody. Please open the window, that the lies may fly out. This incoherent rambling was brought to you by our sponsors: Ignorance, Stupidity, and Racism. Dang! Can you tell that I am a Democrat? Get that window open again. For your lies.

  12. CaptTurbo

    January 18, 2013 at 5:14 pm

    Boycott the show. We don’t hold with sell-outs.

  13. Russell Cope

    January 18, 2013 at 5:14 pm

    If gun shows are to bow down to Obomas gun control hysteria then all sportsmen should boycot this show, in the words of our founding fathers ” least we all stick together or we shall all hand seperately”

  14. Average Joe

    January 18, 2013 at 5:15 pm

    It looks like they do not care abought the neggative press they are going to get for caving to obama. Maybe they did’nt see the wallmart story.

    • DenverKitty

      January 18, 2013 at 10:58 pm

      I haven’t been through Walmart’s doors since. Now it’s Kmart, King Soopers, Albertsons, etc.

  15. dicksi

    January 18, 2013 at 5:16 pm

    Only in liberal thinking would the solution to mass murders by deranged gunmen be to make law abiding citizens more defenseless. The full-assault is on in the media…making defenders of the 2nd amendment appear to be southern redneck stump jumpers.

    • $26222150

      January 18, 2013 at 6:26 pm

      I love Southern Redneck Stump Jumpers. Best people you could ever hope to meet.

  16. TheBattman

    January 18, 2013 at 5:16 pm

    And the folding continues… The only sure-fire way to lose a battle is to quit fighting.

  17. Roger Navoy Warrington

    January 18, 2013 at 5:17 pm

    I will not go. Crazy. stop all this gun crap !!

  18. emick

    January 18, 2013 at 5:17 pm

    I don’t own a gun but that may change real soon! Joined the NRA today! I hope this show is a disaster for these “Politically Correct” MORONS!!! Way to alienate those that bring you your livelihood!!! REAL SMART!!!

    • $26222150

      January 18, 2013 at 6:24 pm

      “I don’t own a gun but that may change real soon!” Better hurry up. God bless you.

    • gman2

      January 18, 2013 at 6:24 pm

      Good for you Emick

    • allen

      January 19, 2013 at 4:04 am

      emick…if you can’t find an AR in your price range (or at all) don’t be afraid of the older military rifles M1 Garand, Mauser, enfield, springfield, ect. take the money you save and buy more ammo, then practice. a person who knows what they’re doing with an M1 Garand it worth 10 people who bought AR’s because they were “cool” and never learned how to use them.

      • OldDocBen

        January 19, 2013 at 6:43 pm

        Have you forgotten Obama is banning the reimport of M1 Carbines and Garends? Did you miss the news he is banning importation of some shotguns? Kill the enemy and take his M4.

        • allen

          January 23, 2013 at 2:15 am

          have you forgotten how many we have here already, and are sitting on the “used” side of the gun store, discounted even, because they’re not “cool guns”? and what do you propose to “kill” the enemy with if you can’t get an AR and won’t go with one of those “uncool” Mausers? harsh language?

    • Chiefbuck

      January 19, 2013 at 8:28 am

      Welcome aboard, it’s always a good thing when someone is willing to stand up and be counted. There are several other excellent gun organizations too. Take your time when buying a firearm, check several sources and don’t be shy about asking someone for advise.

    • Merlinever

      January 19, 2013 at 9:35 am

      emick: Forget about the NRA. Recently they have been caving to the gun grabbers by compromising on issues regarding our 2nd Amendment rights.
      Some much better organizations to join would be
      1.) the National Association For Gun Rights ( and
      2.) Jews For The Preservation Of Firearms Ownership ( and you don’t have to be Jewish to join.
      Both of these two groups are far more aggresive in protecting our 2nd Amendment rights than the NRA.

    • OldDocBen

      January 19, 2013 at 6:41 pm

      You don’t own a gun? Now that millions have died or suffered horrible injuries so you can live happily in the land of the free? So NOW you MIGHT buy a gun? I’ll speak for my self. I don’t want YOUR support.

      • Dark Patriot

        January 20, 2013 at 2:13 pm

        I hope that you don’t have kids. If people acted this way toward me when I was deciding whether to buy a handgun or not I might have never became the me I am now. I’d be dead 3 or 4 times over.

  19. The Old Man

    January 18, 2013 at 5:19 pm

    Ten to one… The governor had something to do with this decision for the gun show.
    He is a republican, but he is sucking up to something.

  20. Scooter Orsburn

    January 18, 2013 at 5:22 pm

    This show is now a ” No Show” for us !

  21. malcolm7173

    January 18, 2013 at 5:23 pm

    I agree with everyone boycott every show that bows down to Obama and his BS. But first go check and see if they’re selling .223 or 5.56 and then tell them to stick-it.

  22. buffyo18

    January 18, 2013 at 5:28 pm

    Nobody should attend this Show. The 2nd Amendment is straightforward and unambiguous. These people are no different than Obama. Say they fully support it at the exact same time they take action to undermine it. When are folks going to grow a pair and stop this politically correct garbage.
    MOLON LABE!!!!

  23. MadPunter1963

    January 18, 2013 at 5:29 pm

    A sad decision. Now is absolutely the most important time for everyone involved in the shooting industry to band together, NOT to fracture into factions. To quote Benjamin Franklin, “We must all hang together, or we assuredly we shall all hang separately.”

  24. edro3111

    January 18, 2013 at 5:31 pm

    That’s right. Cave in to the Commie b…..s in Washington!

  25. Ray Ake

    January 18, 2013 at 5:32 pm


  26. greyghost69

    January 18, 2013 at 5:32 pm

    Then obama wins! I won’t be there.

  27. KDS

    January 18, 2013 at 5:33 pm

    This is infringement on our God given rights. Buy nothing from them. Send them a clear message that this is intolerable.

  28. pduffy

    January 18, 2013 at 5:34 pm

    Won’t be attending that show. What ‘type’ of firearm is good, and what kind is ‘evil’? It’s a freaking peice of metal that fires a projectile – they ALL have the same function, some do it better than others, is that wrong? So now only the almighty military can have these guns? Give me a break. I would rather have my neighbor with a nuclear weapon, than Obama with a pop-gun.

  29. GDC

    January 18, 2013 at 5:36 pm

    Don’t go to them!!!

  30. Ron Obvious

    January 18, 2013 at 5:37 pm

    If that ban is true, it won’t be the largest any more! I will not attend ANY gunshow with such regs!
    This is what you call – cannibalism! To go along with this ‘assault weapon’ garbage only fuel the fire! If they are banning only the AR’s they are mislead as to what constitutes an “Assault Weapon” in the new ban they are wanting – ANY semi-automatic weapons that has a magazine in front of the trigger group, as well as ANY non-pistol firearm with a pistol grip behind the trigger group is name in this new Assault Weapon ban! I know AR’s are being paraded around but they are coming for anything that has a 10 round mag or larger, and ALL Semi-auto rifles, as well as Mossberg 500 series shotguns, and tactical shotguns pump or semi-auto that have a magazine that holds 6 or more rounds of ammunition. The folks that put on that gun show should be put out of business for going along with this blatant attack on our 2nd Amendment rights! And in case those folks at the gun show missed their high school civic’s class, the 2nd Amendment isn’t about hunting, plinking, target shooting or even home defense, it is about defending these enumerated rights in the Bill of Rights of the U.S. Constitution from folks like Obama and his ilk, and folks like Gov. Como of NY!

    • Ron Obvious

      January 18, 2013 at 5:43 pm

      Still fuming about this show organizer’s AR ban at the show, I be these cowards won’t have a problem selling 100’s or even multiple cases of ammo to attendees! What a bunch of hypocrits! If they canceled the show, I’d have more respect for them than this pathic attempt to appease the anti-2nd Amendment/Anti-American forces out there! So very disappointing!!!

  31. 1tymtrvlr

    January 18, 2013 at 5:37 pm

    My favorite pawn shop just sold their last AR-15 for 2,400.00, they had a Bushmaster, it went for 4800.00, unbelieveable! They had a Glock .45 for $500.00.

  32. Sonja

    January 18, 2013 at 5:39 pm

    Just a fine example of cowaring down to the dictator and cheif, what a bunch of hyprcrites.

  33. CrustyOldGeezer

    January 18, 2013 at 5:39 pm


    Did the big bad guy from the gubbermunt scare the People who put on the show?

    Maybe a clean diaper and a warm bottle of milk will make them all better…..

  34. Sonja

    January 18, 2013 at 5:39 pm

    Whoops sorry for the spelling might need to put glasses on.

  35. Stealth

    January 18, 2013 at 5:39 pm

    What a bunch of ‘idiots’….. falling RIGHT into the palm of the Liberal anti-gunners ( hypocrites actually who have firearms or bodyguards with )… Think I’ll skip their show….

  36. conservative

    January 18, 2013 at 5:44 pm

    What a bunch of wimps!

  37. WesTexan

    January 18, 2013 at 5:45 pm


  38. Topazinator

    January 18, 2013 at 5:47 pm

    Stay home, then.

  39. Liberty273

    January 18, 2013 at 5:48 pm

    Boycott immediately!!!…. let them feel the financial pain.

  40. gregsmom

    January 18, 2013 at 5:50 pm

    I live in PA, and this kind of thinking is why I’m planning a move to Texas, Idaho or Utah. Many people in this area will not stand up for their rights. I’m a westerner by birth and heritage, and that’s where I want to be as D.C. gets more and more intrusive in our lives.

    • fliteking

      January 18, 2013 at 10:40 pm

      I’m in Penna too, have been thinking Florida or Idaho (Mountains). Not staying here after retirement.

  41. $29077531

    January 18, 2013 at 5:53 pm

    Let see they ban the AR.. I say to hell with them we won’t go ! let them find out where they stand , By WE not showing up !

  42. Shadowchaser

    January 18, 2013 at 5:55 pm

    Canceled my reservations today, will never go again, been going the last 5 years that ended today!


    January 18, 2013 at 5:57 pm


  44. Buck

    January 18, 2013 at 6:00 pm

    Can anyone spell ” cowardice ” ? Can anyone find other things to do during Americas LEAST attended gun show ? I will say it right now , anyone who attends is an American traitorous pile of Obama ass feces .

    • fliteking

      January 18, 2013 at 6:26 pm


    • CommonSense

      January 18, 2013 at 6:35 pm

      That would be ‘anti-American’, right? We could all meet at the United Nations Grand Canyon.

  45. fliteking

    January 18, 2013 at 6:01 pm

    “America’s largest outdoor sports show to ban AR-15′s”

    Well, here is an example of very poor marketing ! Duh!

    I bet they have a handful of liberal weenies running the show.

    Phhhck ’em. Not a dime. And phhhck any vendors that show up next year. Fair warning.

    Locals who are boycotting this show can always go to the Lycoming mall Show in March. Good Stuff.
    ***Liberals- sound out the bigger words.

  46. Docs357

    January 18, 2013 at 6:01 pm

    All this evil all hate because of one mans ambition because of bellow par upbringing of hatred and lies losers demanding an illegal place in society will seep into every corner every crack of every American life to bring pain despair hurt and destruction into the lives of honest people thru -out the world.
    Because of greed hate lust He they must be stooped they will never surrender. Being engulfed by the very flames of hell. Thru must be faced and over come thru faith in Jesus Christ by whom this gift of freedom has been bestowed upon

  47. RAGuthrie

    January 18, 2013 at 6:10 pm

    I think they blew it!!!

  48. GUEST

    January 18, 2013 at 6:13 pm

    SEEMS to me both sides are now winning on this issue, one side is out to destroy the 2nd amendment while the other side continue to JACK up their prices to make a huge profit not to mention breaking all previous GUN SALES RECORDS AR-15’s were going for only around $1,000 just before CLINTON’s BAN look at the prices today and they are still flying off the shelves, HERE I thought most people are broke SILLY me BOYCOTTS only work IF the ones that say they will boycott actually follow threw
    I have found very few & far in between boycotts ever work for any amount of time before things are back to normal WELL except maybe the JCPENNY ONE I here its still holding up LOLLLLL

  49. sertnz

    January 18, 2013 at 6:19 pm

    All I an say – GUTLESS COWARDS!!

  50. edd

    January 18, 2013 at 6:21 pm

    even if I could go there I wouldnt they are just caving to Gov pressure I say right along with most others here BOYCOT this show let them know we the people make or break such shows!

  51. $26222150

    January 18, 2013 at 6:22 pm

    Don’t go. Get em in the pocketbook. It’s peaceful and effective.

  52. gman2

    January 18, 2013 at 6:23 pm


  53. Gray2Hairs

    January 18, 2013 at 6:24 pm

    that is like banning Budweiser at a beer show to stop drunk drivers. Are they really that stupid?

  54. R

    January 18, 2013 at 6:29 pm

    All Patriots including exhibitors should boycott this show.

  55. CommonSense

    January 18, 2013 at 6:32 pm

    Don’t ‘not go’ just because of the AR-15 ban. Do not go because they are against Americans making an American product. It hurt’s working Americans and their company. Look at what high gas prices has done to boating, camping, flying, RV’ing. Support Americans that support Americans!

  56. trout bum

    January 18, 2013 at 6:39 pm

    Was going not now

  57. Richard

    January 18, 2013 at 6:40 pm

    I welcome them to the ranks of obama ass-kissers. Supposedly they conduct gun shows as they believe in our 2nd amendment. Obvioulsy they are hypocrites….

  58. Molon Labe

    January 18, 2013 at 6:40 pm

    All Patriots please boycott this show as a show of solidarity against these tyrannical treasonous marxists who are attacking our 2nd Amendment and the entire Constitution-
    The people running this show who decided to allow this illogical nonsense should be ashamed of their cowardice, this is an unbelievably stupid gesture.

  59. $5905143

    January 18, 2013 at 6:46 pm

    This show or anything else is simple. You can live without it.. Very lame decision on their part. Maybe they got a call from the White House… $$$$$$$

  60. Michael Hallett

    January 18, 2013 at 6:47 pm

    Won’t be going to that show!

  61. Fourth ID

    January 18, 2013 at 6:59 pm

    Very sad!

  62. Anthony Alexander

    January 18, 2013 at 7:06 pm

    Any state east of the MISS is subject to the Liberalism disease………………..Liberalism is a disease because the liberal agenda’s principles violate the rules of ordered liberty, their most determined efforts to realize its visionary fantasies inevitably fall short. Yet, despite all the evidence against it, the modern liberal mind believes his agenda is good social science. It is, in fact, bad science fiction. In spite of all the data that shows their visionary fantasies are all failures, they persist in this agenda, despite its madness, and therefore fall under the old saying insanity is doing the same things over and over again expecting different results.Moreover the liberal always has scapegoats, far flung theories, distortions and above all LYING, to prop up and keep their mindless fantasies moving, and when the modern liberal mind whines about imaginary victims, rages against imaginary villains, speaks of conspiracies and credulous statements seeks above all else to run the lives of persons competent to run their own lives, the neurosis of the liberal mind becomes painfully obvious.

  63. Ydlewyld

    January 18, 2013 at 7:08 pm

    Think I’ll go to the range an do some shooting instead.

  64. Terry Barker

    January 18, 2013 at 7:11 pm

    boycott the show… these people are cowards!!!! Caving to the dictator obama!!!!!

  65. gdoggerz

    January 18, 2013 at 7:19 pm


  66. gdoggerz

    January 18, 2013 at 7:20 pm

    Marxist political correctness has to be snuffed out!

  67. Kelsee Rice

    January 18, 2013 at 7:20 pm

    I wouldn’t step foot in that guns show little lone the best part of PA. if there is one ?? If no one shows up,then the people have spoken ! Join the NRA !

  68. Bradley Jones

    January 18, 2013 at 7:21 pm

    Gutless politically cowards

  69. polmutant

    January 18, 2013 at 7:21 pm

    no reason to go. may they go bankrupt, apply for bailout and assist in bankrupting the fed. the persons running the show have just shown themselves to be ant American obamaloids. may they rot in hell with their dear leader.

  70. Ihatelibs

    January 18, 2013 at 7:23 pm

    All or none

  71. notax1776

    January 18, 2013 at 7:24 pm

    The more we give in, the more we give up

  72. James Kroeger

    January 18, 2013 at 7:27 pm

    I agree da…everyone boycot this show! A bunch of lame ducks…just like Walmart!!!

  73. DaHeat

    January 18, 2013 at 7:35 pm

    Everyone should boycott this show! All vendors should back out of this show as well!…

  74. gwinf

    January 18, 2013 at 7:44 pm

    Guess I will not be going there. Neither should any gun loving patriot. We must all stand on our rights and let those who are weak know where they have gone wrong.

  75. 2War Abn Vet

    January 18, 2013 at 7:45 pm

    These wussies should not expect American sportsmen to support their show.

  76. Patriot_765

    January 18, 2013 at 7:53 pm

    Wait until March, when Barry and Billary sign on to the UN small arms treaty… This is just getting started… Really sucks doesn’t it?

    • Patriot46

      January 18, 2013 at 7:56 pm

      Suck would be an improvement.

  77. Ed G.

    January 18, 2013 at 7:53 pm

    I can not believe that the show will ban AR-15’s. What next ? I carried one in NAM for two years without any Liberals complaining. I defended the 2nd Amendment of the Constitution then, and I will continue to do so until I take my last breath. Ban the show, think, What’s Next ? Shotguns and bows?

  78. Patriot46

    January 18, 2013 at 7:54 pm

    What is this garbage? They should be displaying M60 machine guns, 20mm gatting guns, 4.2 mortars, with classes on how to use them. This show has turned into a joke. Not only boycott the show, it needs a huge demonstration at the entrance doors to clue in the ignorant.

  79. gwinf

    January 18, 2013 at 7:58 pm

    If you live in the area, go to protest. Carry signs to let everyone know what they are doing. Let them know that you would have been a customer had they not banned a specific weapon. I really do not know what all the hype is with the AR-15. There are many other weapons out there that will do a lot more damage than an AR can. The only problem with ARs is the politicians have chosen it because it look scary.

    • Dark Patriot

      January 20, 2013 at 2:36 pm

      I hope that you don’t believe this. It is being banned because it represents America all over the world. Everybody knows what will happen if they invade us. THESE DEFENSIVE RIFLES will be pointed in their direction with larger caliber weapons above and behind us. Hopefully the National Guard along side.

  80. gwinf

    January 18, 2013 at 8:00 pm

    If you know any exhibitors, tell them they shoud cancel and look for another show that will support the 2nd Amendment.

  81. ginger

    January 18, 2013 at 8:04 pm

    Ah, another entity caves in to the liberal agenda….so much for Patriotism…. gotta be politically correct right? Bah, candyasses.

  82. Steve L.

    January 18, 2013 at 8:08 pm

    I for one know for ABSOLUTENESS, WILL NOT ATTEND THIS EVENT. Why would the LARGEST outdoor show not include an item that happens to be one of the most versatile firearm, that is used in all aspects of shooting, from plinking to hunting??? This is a huge mistake on their end..

  83. jamgus24

    January 18, 2013 at 8:27 pm

    what a bunch of wimps.

  84. e111w

    January 18, 2013 at 8:28 pm

    My take is that the decision to avoid “controversy” has less to do with the guns than it has to do with paranoia about the perceived potential for nasty demonstrations by thumb-suckers that would knock a hole in attendance – thus profits$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$. Folla da monny !!!! Duh !!

  85. Darius the Mede

    January 18, 2013 at 8:31 pm

    Shame, Shame…selling out for political expedience

  86. bmwsid

    January 18, 2013 at 8:52 pm

    “THEY” want to ban assault rifles. OK, they already are. No S___. Now they want to ban our #1 defense rifle! Balderdash! This is where we have been screwing up again. Letting THEM pick the terminology. We always do that. THEY decide the definitions of words, and it makes a big difference with the general dumb public.

  87. Deplorable Ralphwylie

    January 18, 2013 at 8:53 pm

    Are these idiots, err promoters that run the gun show now saying any semi-automatic gun is an “Assault Weapon.” They must have drank the Obama kool aid! BOYCOTT STUPIDITY!

  88. John Beck

    January 18, 2013 at 9:04 pm

    Me & my family are going to be NO-SHOWS for this event!

  89. James Maxwell

    January 18, 2013 at 10:05 pm

    Sounds like a sell out due to political pressure from some political scum bag. Restrict the weapons
    that are to be shown and available for sale is a slap in the face to legitimate gun owners who are much
    more responsible than the democrat political who brought an AK-47 to Congress and did not know
    how to properly handle a weapon.

  90. James Crawford

    January 18, 2013 at 10:23 pm

    Look for law suits from exhibitors…as turn-out for the show will be down 40% +.

  91. 9Spoon9

    January 18, 2013 at 10:36 pm

    I hope all vendors withdraw. Maybe they can have a giant Tupperware Party in place of it!

  92. DenverKitty

    January 18, 2013 at 10:49 pm

    Boycott the show.

  93. Charlie

    January 18, 2013 at 10:51 pm

    Guess it won’t be the largest outdoor show anymore.

  94. stelinda

    January 18, 2013 at 11:41 pm

    does anyone remember how to make a zip gun?

  95. Fred_K

    January 19, 2013 at 12:00 am

    There is nothing the stirs controversy like banning something that is a good item. Just roll over and let the MSM run your show for you. They are a bunch of lilly livered cowards. Bring out the good iron. If they ban the AR15, the sellers should skip the show.

  96. Linda Dommel

    January 19, 2013 at 12:28 am

    I’m confused because the have a GUN SHOW Mid Atlantic Arms Collectors in March. I hope people DON’t get the two mixed up! The Eastern Sports & Outdoor Show never had a lot of weapons mostly Outfitters to set up hunting adventures. I WILL NOT ATTEND THE EASTERN SPORTS & OUTDOOR SHOW!

  97. krazykop

    January 19, 2013 at 12:40 am

    Can not believe they are cowering down to liberal media and their liberal agenda.

  98. Jake

    January 19, 2013 at 1:32 am

    I’m not going this year either due to the show’s position on limiting firearms

  99. waterman

    January 19, 2013 at 1:52 am

    Boycott, boycott, boycott when they start losing money they will change their tone and their thinking……….

  100. Harry D. McLemore

    January 19, 2013 at 1:54 am

    I’m from western PA, and it would be a nice trip to go to the show, under 250 miles. However, not in my lifetime. The sponsors don’t even know that the AR in AR-15, refers to the manufacturer of the AR-15 shooting platform and not to Assault Rifle.. With this limit of intelligence, I can see why they would not want they would fold. Like the song says: “You’ve got to know when to hold ’em, Know when to fold ’em, Know when to walk away, and Know when to run”. Well they folded, now we all will walk away, and even run away from them. They gambled and LOST a lot of business. I’d like to get a list of those exhibitors that show up so we can Boycott them too. It’s only fair, if the exhibitors can’t show their wares, they should not attend. There’s no Politicly Right position here. It’s our freedom to own & bare guns, and if we can’t see what they have, no reason to go to their store to buy it. We’ll buy elsewhere, and to me, that means all sporting and shooting material I need, plus where I purchase my hunting license. Just MAYBE, most of the exhibitors are NRA members too, and will boycott.
    IF you can streach a point, A car and a gun. Someone uses a gun to kill someone; they immediately go after the gun, makers, ammo, & stores. IF someone driving a car and kills someone, They don’t go after the car maker, salesman, manufacturer, or dealer; and they don’t try to ban all high preformance cars on the road, They go after the driver and the Media doesn’t blow it out of proportion. Probably doesn’t make it out of the County of the accident. The gun and car does not kill. It’s the user of either that is at fault. Remember our hunters in the U.S. outnumber the entire China Military soldiers. We are the Milita our Founding Fathers refered to in the 2nd Amendment, and they wanted us armed to prevent a Tyrant from taking over the U.S.A. In WW II, the Japanese would not invade the U.S. because the Emporer was told there would be a Gun behind every tree. I’m off the platform now. Keep the Faith. Next time you see a penny on the ground, pick it has a special message for you. “In God We Trust”.

  101. sreynolds from Maryland

    January 19, 2013 at 6:49 am

    Well, i’m not going now.

  102. Chiefbuck

    January 19, 2013 at 8:22 am

    Count me among the missing as well.

  103. Ranchman

    January 19, 2013 at 8:37 am

    Marxists are real good at getting people to self censor themselves, always have been. They play on guilt and emotions, even though their entire argument is built on a lie. The lie in this case is Sandy Hook. AN AR15 WAS NOT USED IN THE SANDY HOOK SHOOTING…PERIOD!!! Go on YouTube, folks, and watch the newscasts. Look closely at the firearm FOUND IN THE TRUNK OF THE SUSPECT’S CAR. First of all, it was IN THE TRUNK. He never used it, they’re lying! Second, it’s not even an AR! This administration’s agenda is to disarm the public. They will lie, deceive, and manipulate to achieve this agenda. Don’t be gullible, do the research and find out the truth.

  104. cdr479bde

    January 19, 2013 at 9:18 am

    Don’t attend this show ! I’m a PA resident that attends every year. Will not be there this year….

    Thanks for the warning…

  105. Merlinever

    January 19, 2013 at 9:45 am

    When I think of this show, I think of a saying from the 1960’s: What if they gave a war and no one came?” Think how great it would be if no one showed up for this show.

  106. Shadow_58

    January 19, 2013 at 10:45 am

    In that case, I don’t believe I’ll be attending their events anymore!

  107. bayman61

    January 19, 2013 at 11:22 am

    Then no one should show up for this show.Unless to picket outside against their cowardly ban. Plus those selling guns should tell them they are not going to set up at the show if they do not remove the ban. What is it with these cowards. My guess they do not want to be American any more. Make them lose their butts when it comes to the money they paid to rent this building. DO NOT SHOW UP and tell them why. I am not going, thats for sure and I am firing off an email to let them know why.

  108. bayman61

    January 19, 2013 at 11:37 am

    What we need to do is stop those that sell guns from taking advantage of the gun ban to make big money. They are doubleing their price for ARs.Seems to me those that sell guns have nothing in common with their customers other than to get as much money from them as possible. They know people want to own an AR 15 so they raise the price and tell them they better get them now or they never will. That is a piss poor business practice. They should be ashamed of themselves for doing this. They make good enough profit as it is at the regular price, but greed reared its ugly head.One thing those people that are paying those ridiculous prices should know, is that when this all dies down your weapon is not goiong to any where near what you paid for it and you are going to lose your butt when you try to sell them. The dealers you buy them from are not going to give you anywhere near what you paid. Nor will any private buyer. These dealers are as I like to call it. Price gouging you. And do not believe them when they say, “Defend the Second Amendment”, because all they care about is taking as much money as they can out of your wallet and NOT treating you fairly. Using the gun ban to make money, thats as bad as obama trying to take our Second Amendment away. Do not consider them fellow gun owners. They are business men all the way. They could care less about our rights. They need to be boycotted also.

  109. bb

    January 19, 2013 at 12:38 pm

    Reed exhibitions is likely in breach of contarct with each of the exhibitors. The NRA or other organization ought to approach a proposed exhibitor and fund the litigation.

  110. Rocky Frisco

    January 19, 2013 at 1:07 pm

    Boycott these filthy cowards!

  111. John W.H.

    January 19, 2013 at 2:29 pm

    Here we go again, you would thing a outdoor sport show would enough common since to stand up to the commie muslim, in the whitehouse. Boycott this show!!!!!!!!!!

  112. giley1

    January 19, 2013 at 3:09 pm

    Sad to see that private enterprise is now being dictated by the anti-gun, Second Amendment zealots. You give into their fear mongering then what’s next?

  113. ReaperHD

    January 19, 2013 at 5:38 pm

    How about everyone boycott the weapons they think we should see and stay away.

  114. OldDocBen

    January 19, 2013 at 6:37 pm

    Boycott not only the show but those who attend. They are not willing to sacrifice profits in order to stand up for the people who kept them in business for years. They are cowards and we not only shouldn’t do business with them but we MUST make them understand we will NOT abide their lack of courage. Write them; call them; challenge them until they are bankrupt. Maybe then real Americans will take their place.

  115. gerf

    January 19, 2013 at 7:40 pm

    Boycott , they can’t have their cake and eat it

  116. rams375

    January 20, 2013 at 2:22 am

    I do not own one of these but believe they are also harmless in honest American law-abiding hands and urge a boycott.

  117. countyman

    January 20, 2013 at 2:13 pm

    Yes. Please boycot this show. Those Stupid, gutless, chicken shlt, ignorent, dum a$$, PC Dl(k brains. Does that about get it?

  118. hangman57

    January 20, 2013 at 3:35 pm

    People need to stand up for their rights ,not just fold their hands and run .

  119. Dave M

    January 20, 2013 at 4:36 pm


  120. Deputy Duffy

    January 20, 2013 at 6:22 pm

    If these folks can’t support the United States Constitution in it”s entirety, We the People must not support them. Boycott ’em, fellow Partriots!

  121. watchdogman

    January 21, 2013 at 6:23 pm

    Cowards, wussies, anti-second amendment idiots…If I lived in the area and planned on attending I would go elsewhere…but not this sportsman’s show. Never again!

  122. Drew Squires

    January 25, 2013 at 6:13 am

    I just emailed them & told them I’m NOT Going! Not gonna go to anything else that Reed Exhibitions sponsors either! As a matter of fact, I’m gonna boycott any company that takes an Anti-2nd Amendment position!

  123. crazyfreddie

    January 28, 2013 at 4:27 pm


  124. Cajunron

    April 17, 2013 at 3:48 pm


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