**Promoted from TAM Wire. Posted by Chuck**

This is a follow-up on a story that Tammy talked about while back about the Harrisburg, PA gun show (the Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show), the largest outdoor show in the nation, that was going to ban “assault weapons.” The event has been cancelled, thanks to a massive boycott backed by the NRA and outdoorsmen and women. Well done!

Via The Examiner.

A massive boycott backed by the NRA and outdoorsmen and women outraged that the nation’s largest outdoors show banned the exhibition of assault weapons has caused the show’s organizers to abruptly cancel the week-long event in Harrisburg, Pa.

The successful boycott, started by the website mynortheastoutdoors.com, was the biggest demonstration of support by the outdoors industry yet against gun control efforts being pushed in Washington and in several states.

“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.,” the organizer said in a statement Thursday…

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, according Connecticut State Police Lt. Paul Vance, and Reed said it was bowing to concerns about the gun in banning it from the show…

The boycott by the NRA and 170 other exhibitors, however, is what killed the show said one exhibitor. “We need to stand firm against those siding with the anti-gun crowd,” said the exhibitor on background…

The National Wild Turkey Federation, a group supported by turkey hunters, said they were boycotting to raise awareness of the threat against the Second Amendment. “We feel strongly about the importance of the Second Amendment in pursuit of our mission of preserving our hunting heritage,” said Skip Motts, president of the NWTF Pennsylvania State Chapter.

A Note from Gina: Tammy also discusses this in today Daily TAM Briefing.

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  1. Sailing_J says:

    This is great! I’ll be at the Fishersville, VA gunshow this weekend, and they will definitely have AR15s and AK47s. Hopefully there will also be lots of ammo and not at ridiculous prices.

    • Charles_TX says:

      You shouldn’t count on the prices not being ridiculous. I went to the Houston Gun Collectors Association show last weekend to look for an AR-15 lower receiver. They were asking $550 to $750 for a piece that cost $150 to $250 at the previous show. AR’s were in the mid $2000’s. AK’s were cheaper but still overpriced. As my son pointed out: supply and demand can be quite harsh sometimes.

      • Cernunnos81 says:

        you guys looked to see if Wolf Ammo is still low price? I know people freak out over the steel cases being dangerous and all, but I have spoken to several people that actually Use it and they say that, while it is not top of the line, it Does function and that’s what they’re after.

        Just my 2 deci-ounces of gold. (pennies ain’t worth crap anymore, I’m changing currency)

        • Sailing_J says:

          I checked the Wolf website. You have to get a catalog and then order the ammo. No prices online. Not sure why they do it that way, but ok…

          I’ve been to 3 gun shows since all this idiocy started and there seems to be more AR15s coming back (still at stupid prices)but haven’t seen any AKs, at least not the WASR 10s that I want. Ammo is still crazy but I did see one vendor who was selling at the “new standard” $1 a round for 5.56 or .223. They were $450 for 500 rounds. Not the best but a little better. I now have a high enough stash for my weapons of choice, and hopefully this will all blow over soon. One thing is for sure, I won’t ever get caught this unprepared again.

  2. oualdeaux says:

    Bravissimo! (bravissimeaux?)

  3. chris1058 says:

    My Uncle who passed away last March went to that show every year, without fail. He also showed me how to shoot, fish and understand the balance of being an outdoorsman, respecting the environment, conservation & leaving everything cleaner than it was when you got there!
    He was a landscaper his whole life and loved the outdoors. His home ‘office’ was never entered by any of us or his 4 daughters without permission. The door was always open, we could Look. 🙂 He had a waist high glass display counter like a gun store filled with loose bullets, shotgun ammo, rabbits’ feet, antler horns, raccoon skins, etc. He also claimed that every room in his house had a shotgun in it. If someone ever tried to break into my Uncle’s house, well, As Mr. T would say ‘I pity the FOOL…!’
    Good job NRA and especially the exhibitors!
    Putting your money where your mouth is it tough when most of them are small businesses.

  4. otlset says:

    Very good!

    Hey someone put up the Obama with a fly on his forehead picture, so we can jeer and make crude comparisons.

  5. Squirrel says:

    Since the election, something to fist-pump about! Just joined the NRA. Thank you NRA and all the others who stood firm. You liberals can kiss our @$$. By the way, can conservatives fist-pump or is that a liberal thing? YES!

  6. Alain41 says:

    Re the importance of being free and armed, Wed. 1/30/13 is the 80th anniversary of Hitler’s appointment as German Chancellor.

    Re the Newswire article on Wiesenthal Center beaming Holocaust film into Iran. Article states that it is the 1980 Academy award winning documentary narrated by Orson Welles and Elizabeth Taylor. Also states that Simon Wiesenthal, who survived Mauthausen camp, lost 89 family members in the Holocaust. Jan. 27 is Holocaust Remembrance Day, chosen because 1/27/45 is the day when the Soviet army liberated Auschwitz.

  7. SoCalGal says:

    We The People!!

  8. Alain41 says:

    The director of Death Wish, Michael Winner, recently died. Debbie Schlussel has a good writeup on him and the current relevance of the message contained in Death Wish. Writeup includes the following info.; Mr. Winner became the Sunday Times of London restaurant critic and he was friends with Queen Elizabeth.

    Obit. link also from DS. http://www.epworthbells.co.uk/news/showbiz-news/michael-winner-s-perfect-funeral-1-5346108

  9. wubblephutz says:

    Just a bit of sobering perspective on the cancellation of the Great Eastern Outdoor Show. No mistaking that the boycott and eventual shutdown of the show HAD to happen and the lack of understanding / solidarity by the show’s promoter with their customer’s caused it. Still, the damn liberals inadvertantly were able to shut down this annual massive celebration of what are mostly conservitive lifestyle choices. The show actually displays few firearms, it displays the latest in outdoor living essentials and hunting gear, including a very impressive bow hunting area. There is a hall the size of a football field filled with hunting and fishing outfitters from all over the world there to book clients and the attendees the trip of a lifetime. Thousands of people decend on Harrisburg, including I and my hunting, fishing, and drinking cohorts, for a day of adventure away from the daily grind. The attendees lose a day of escape, the local economy takes a bath, and the locked out exhibitors now have to scramble that much harder to get to their customers in the already damaged Oconomy. All because the spineless bastard promoters were afraid to drink of the spring of liberty because of what beasts might be lurking in the shadows. Thanks a bunch libs….

  10. radargeek says:

    I’d rather have more controls of government instead of gun control!

  11. geezee says:

    hey gina (hope this is getting to gina) … just checking. i log in on the site, then log in on wordpress thru a link in a Gina post on the blog. i have to scroll a bit till i find you. Is there an easier way I don’t know about? I just have a feeling maybe there is a button to click on the home page to get to wordpress, rather than searching for the link on your post….

    help? thanks, geezee

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