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Old 01-23-2013, 10:58 PM
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No financial hardship on my end, it's a matter of principal. I'm just doing what needs to be done. I've sent the letters to my senator, signed all the petitions, made the donation to the NRA, etc, etc... We all need to do our part individually, and collectively we will prevail.
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Old 01-23-2013, 11:23 PM
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Yeah, I'll find my scope elsewhere! I don't understand because the "Reed Exhibits" are the ones who put on the Shot Show. I have heard a lot of people/attendees who are not going.
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Old 01-24-2013, 12:00 PM
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The show has been postponed until further notice!

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Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show postponed

The Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show, which had been scheduled to start Feb. 2 at the Farm Show complex in Harrisburg, has been postponed until further notice in the midst of controversy over this year's ban on selling certain weapons.
The statement from the outdoor show's website is as follows:

"Reed Exhibitions has decided to postpone, for now, the Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show given the controversy surrounding its decision to limit the sale or display of modern sporting rifles (also called ARs) at the event. The show was scheduled to take place February 2-10 in Harrisburg, PA.

'Our original decision not to include certain products in the Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show this year was made in order to preserve the event's historical focus on the hunting and fishing traditions enjoyed by American families,' said Chet Burchett, Reed Exhibitions President for the Americas. 'In the current climate, we felt that the presence of MSRs would distract from the theme of hunting and fishing, disrupting the broader experience of our guests. This was intended simply as a product decision, of the type event organizers need to make every day.

'It has become very clear to us after speaking with our customers that the event 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.

'ESS has long been proud to participate in the preservation and promotion of hunting and fishing traditions, and we hope that as the national debate clarifies, we will have an opportunity to consider rescheduling the event when the time is right to focus on the themes it celebrates.'
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I am glad to see we all stuck together on this, we know there is more to come
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From the Reed Ex. announcement from above I would say they are in MAJOR DAMAGE CONTROL mode. Maybe they'll be hiring Zumbo as a consultant.

My thanks and appreciation to all that had the kahunas to not take this lying down.

I would say that everyone in DC ought to take notice also.

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Old 01-24-2013, 03:02 PM
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I am glad to see EVERYONE, (the entire outdoor industry) stand up for what we all believe in.
But nobody is a winner in this, except possibly the anti-gunners, the economic hit that this will have on everybody from the people that park the cars at the show to tremendous costs and loss of revenue of all of the vendors who have traveled from around the world and depend on the sales and bookings they get at Harrisburg to get them through the year.

I see this as another sad day for America, and the freedoms that our constitution used to guarantee us.

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Old 01-25-2013, 12:14 PM
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Pushing for a Show, just not organized through Reed Exhibits!

Letter To Governor Corbet - In regards to ESOS - Lets Have A Show | My Northeast OutdoorsMy Northeast Outdoors

LETTER TO GOVERNOR CORBET – IN REGARDS TO ESOS – LETS HAVE A SHOW

Lets have a show… A show without a weapons ban ! Great Letter Pete, lets hope this grabs someones attention and happens.

The facility and all of the workers are still in place, they just cancelled today, its not like they cannot just switch gears and move forward with the show as was planned and keep the money flowing into Harrisburg.

Lets have a show… A show without a weapons ban !

Attached is the letter from Mr. Pete Matesevac, please call Gov. Corbett all day tomorrow and move this forward !
What a statement it would be to have the show still run in place, and just not be about Reed capitalizing on millions of dollars, but it would save the Harrisburg and PA economy a reported $43 Million.

Charge the Vendors a small fee to set up, charge $5-$7 to get in the doors, and they will come, advertising is already in place, staff is still in place, all of the processes are still in place to move forward for a show next week.

200,000 visitors becomes 300,000 and not only saves the local economy, but boosts it beyond its projected revue for the year.

We save the guns, we save the show, we save the vendors, we save the local and state economy from an estimated $43 Million dollar loss, and most of all we save the heritage this show was built on !

EVERYONE MUST Call, Email, Fax, Hand Deliver, this message to Gov. Corbett’s office tomorrow in an effort to help make this right for all… most of all… We The People !

All it would take is the right powers to be to make this happen. I like your thinking outside the box Pete, and hope it works out.


Dear Gov. Corbett,

You claim to stand for gun rights. You said that you would like to see gun shows at the Farm Show Complex. Well, put your money where your mouth is.

The Farm Show Complex is going to be sitting empty. Many hotels and restaurants will be quiet. You have control over the facility.

Why don’t you allow the show exhibitors to show up without a promoter, without their admission, without their profits.

Perhaps charge a small enough amount to cover the costs of operating and staffing the building; but allow everyone who made arrangements to come. I assure you they will.

We don’t need a promoter. We will come. We will support. We will help out not only the exhibitors; but the restaurants, the hotels and the gas stations. We are proud Pennsylvanians and proud Americans. We can do this without the help of an exhibition promoter.

Let us do it. We will succeed; but we must do it quickly. Time is of the essence.
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