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Old January 22, 2013, 04:15 PM   #1
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Smith & Wesson® Withdraws from Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show

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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (January 22, 2013) --- Smith & Wesson, a U.S. based leader in firearm manufacturing and design, today announced that the Company will not attend nor will it support or participate in the 2013 Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. The announcement comes after the decision of show management company, Reed Exhibitions, to prohibit the display of modern sporting rifles in this year’s event.

James Debney, President and CEO of Smith & Wesson, said, “As a market leader in the firearm industry and an iconic brand that spans 160 years of American history, we believe it is important to make our position perfectly clear: We support the Second Amendment and the rights of our law-abiding customers to purchase these and all legal firearms. Therefore, we are unable to support any organization or event that prohibits legal firearms, or otherwise restricts a citizen's lawful and constitutional rights"


Good on em. (S&W.)
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Old January 22, 2013, 04:24 PM   #2
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100% good for them. Lets hope others follow.
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Old January 22, 2013, 04:31 PM   #3
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Very happy to hear this, make me smile. Thanks for posting
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Old January 22, 2013, 04:32 PM   #4
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Good deal. I've a group of Smiths in the meatlocker. I still want more. Easier to side with them as opposed to that other position they took. That's a stand up management team, now.
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Old January 22, 2013, 04:32 PM   #5
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Good to hear
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Old January 22, 2013, 04:42 PM   #6
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Good hope there are more, and the city loses revenue. Then they will pay attention...
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Old January 22, 2013, 04:48 PM   #7
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Good. Maybe others will follow suit and the management of Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show will not have much of a show for being biased against the anti AR style sporting rifle.
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Old January 22, 2013, 05:39 PM   #8
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So far there are around 110 businesses and celebrities that are taking a stand. No word yet if the NRA is following suit....they are listed as having two booths. Maybe their phone lines need to be lit up.....

Abner Druckenmiller
Ambush Firearms
American Whitetails of PA
Antler Insanity
Appalachian Big Game TV
Arrowhead Outdoors
Athens Archery
Atlantic Tactical
Avian-X Decoys
Bangin Redhedz
Bear Archery
Blitz TV
The Bear Whisperer
Bob Mercier
Bohning Archery
Bone Collectors
Boondock Outdoors
Bowfreakz.com
BowHunter Planet
Bowhunting.com
Cabela's
Campbell Cameras
Camo Addiction
CanCooker
Chris Brackett
Cold Steel Knives
Continental Divide Outfitters
Cross Canyon Arms
Cutting Edge Bullets
Dead Ringer
Direct Action Tactical Firearms
Domari Nolo Defense Consulting
Dominator 365
Down N Dirty Outdoors
DuckWater Boats
Eastern Chapter Wild Sheep Foundation
Eastern Outdoors
Eddie Salter
Family Traditions TV
Farmland Trophies Outfitting
Firearms Industry Consulting Group
Foiles Migrators
Forbes Turkey Calls
FoxPro Game Calls
Fred Eichler
Full Circle Outdoors
Ghost River Outfitters
Gone Wild Outdoors
Gut-N-Tag
Haley Heath
Heartland Whitetails
Hevi-Shot
High Lonesome Outfitters
HookHunt
Hunters and Guides Connection
Hunter Safety Systems
Hunter's Specialties
International Bowhunting Organization
IceHole Coolers
IScope
Jay Gregory
Jim Shockey
Keystone Country Store
Keystone Elk Country Alliance
King of the Mountain Inc.
Kinsey's Outdoors
KodaBow
Lancaster Archery Supply
Larry Weishuhn
Lee & Tiffany Lakosky
Major League Bowhunter
Midwest Whitetail Adventures
Muddy Outdoors
Dominance is Everything Hunting System
Matt Morett
Mountain Dog Chews
NasHunt Outdoors
Nature Blinds
Northern Hideaway Outfitters
Open Season TV
Outdoor Channel Outfitters
Outdoor Edge Knives
Ozonics Hunting
PA Federation of Sportsmen's Clubs
PA Taxidermy Association
PA Trappers Association
Pat & Nicole Reever
Pat Strawser Custom Calls
Pipeline Ridge Hunting Preserve
Primal Urge Outdoors
Primos Hunting Calls
PSE Archery
Radical Hunter
Ralph & Vicki Cianciarulo
Ranew's Outdoor Equipment
Revolution Hunting
Rhino Outdoors
Rick White
Rougeaux Taxidermy
Savage Outdoors
SecureIt Tactical
Skull Shine
Southern Game Calls
Spook Spann
Sportsmen of North America TV
Stan Potts
Stay Ready Inc.
Stokerized Stabilizers
Susquehanna River Waterfowlers Association
Table Mountain Outfitters
The Warmbag
TNT Archery
Tom Dokken
Tough Country Products
Trent Cole
Trijicon Inc.
Trop Gun Shop
Turnbull Manufacturing
Whitetail Bosses
Whitetail Freaks
Whitetail Heaven Outdoors
Wild Outdoors
Wired Outdoors
Woodcock Limited of PA
Wyvern Creations
X-Stand Treestands
Zink Calls
Zook Cabins
2 Million Bullets
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Old January 22, 2013, 05:52 PM   #9
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I hope the gun show learns their lesson and doesn't jump the gravy train of fear mongering again
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Old January 22, 2013, 06:01 PM   #10
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S&W showing once again why they're THE BEST American gun company.
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Old January 22, 2013, 06:08 PM   #11
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SWHC stocks took a digger today after the announcement of another shooting in Texas. If you have a 401K that allows you to buy stocks, hitting back with $ helps too.
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Old January 22, 2013, 06:08 PM   #12
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I emailed Smith & Wesson an email thank you. Just go to their web and find the contact us button.
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Old January 22, 2013, 06:54 PM   #13
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Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation's name can be added to the list of exhibitors that have withdrawn from the PA show! They sent out a press release this afternoon and politely withdrew their name from being an exhibitor and sponsor! Look for more of same to continue!
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Old January 22, 2013, 07:07 PM   #14
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Nice to see the huge change in S&W since they were bought again by an American owner. I didn't see a lot of other AR15 manufacturers on that no-show list: where is Remington/DPMS/Bushmaster? Do Colt, FN, Ruger and such normally have booths?

Not many optics companies on the list either, just Trijicon as far as I can see.

Let us never again make fun of our FUDD brothers because a lot of non-tactical companies are on this no-show list in support of that segment of the industry. Lots of bow companies, clothing, RMEF, etc.
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Old January 22, 2013, 08:16 PM   #15
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Edited: Never mind. I found a much larger list than I had seen.
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Old January 22, 2013, 08:21 PM   #16
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Does anyone know if there has been a response from the company that organizes, and runs the show?
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Old January 22, 2013, 08:23 PM   #17
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Here's a link
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Old January 22, 2013, 10:35 PM   #18
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I live in Harrisburg and it's gone viral.

https://www.facebook.com/BoycottTheE...AndOutdoorShow

Glad to see they are standing together !
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Old January 22, 2013, 11:48 PM   #19
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Wow. Im impressed.

Update

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By P.J. REILLY
Staff Writer


Note: This list was updated at 10:48 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013.

As of Tuesday, more than 140 companies and celebrities have announced their plans as to pull out of the Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show being held at the State Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg Feb. 2 through 10.

The boycotts are a result of the announcement by show organizer Reed Exhibitions that so-called assault rifles and high-capacity ammunition magazines will not be allowed to be displayed or sold at the show this year.


Read more: http://lancasteronline.com/article/l...#ixzz2IlqKNnBS
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Old January 23, 2013, 06:48 AM   #20
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24/7 Hunting TV
Absaroke-Beartooth Outfitters
Alaska’s Ravencroft Lodge
Alaskan Outdoors TV
Ambush Firearms
American Whitetails of PA
Antler Insanity
Apex Tactical
Appalachian Big Game TV
Arrowhead Outdoors
Artistic Visions Wildlife Studio
Athens Archery
Atlantic Tactical
Avian X Decoys
Banded Calls
Bangin Redhedz Turkey Gear
Bear Archery
Big Game Butter
Blitz TV
Body Guard 360
Bohning Archery
Boulder Basin Outfitters
Boondock Outdoors
Bow Hunter’s Den
Bow Life, LLC
Buck Bomb
Burt Coyote Lumenok
C&D Outfitters
Cabela’s
Camo Addiction
Campbell Cameras
CanCooker
Chaparral Hunting Adventures
Cochrane River Outfitters
Cody Turkey Calls
Cold Steel Knives
Combative Edge
Continental Divide Outfitters
Cross Canyon Arms
Cutting Edge Bullets
Darkwoods Blind
DCVR
Dead Ringer
Deer and Deer Hunting.com
Direct Action Tactical Firearms
Dirty Dog Outdoors
Domari Nolo Defense Consulting
Dominance is Everything Hunting System
Dominator 365
Dokken Oakridge Kennels
Down N Dirty Outdoors
Drakes Migration Nation
Driven TV
Droptine Outfitters
DuckWater Boats
Eastern Chapter Wild Sheep Foundation
Eastern Outdoors
Easton Bow Hunting
Excalibur Crossbow US, Inc
Farmland Trophies Outfitting
Fear No Evil
Field Proven Calls
Firearms Industry Consulting Group
Firenock
Fish Outdoor Properties
Flatline Productions
Foiles Migrators, Inc
Forbes Turkey Calls
FOXPRO High Performance Game Calls
Full Circle Outdoors
Furtakers TV
Ghost River Outfitters – Alberta
Goey Hunting Calls
Gone Wild Outdoors
Goodling Rifles
Grand-Safari.com – South Africa/Tanzania/Cameroon
Gut N Tag, LLC
H.S. Specialities
Heartland Whitetails
Herd Guard
Hevi-Shot
High Lonesome Outfitters
HookHunt
Hoyt Archery Inc
Honey Creek Outfitters
Hunter Safety Systems
Hunter Specialties w/ Rick White
Hunters and Guides Connection
Hunters Comfort, LLC
Hunter’s Specialties
Huntin’ Is Good! TV
IceHole Coolers
International Bowhunting Organization
Iron Kin Hunt Club
IScope
J & M Traditions
Keystone Country Store
Keystone Elk Country Alliance
King of the Mountain Inc.
Kinsey’s Outdoors
Kodabow
Lancaster Archery Supply
Lanco Tactical
Leupold & Stevens Inc.
Lone Oak Retreivers
Major League Bowhunter
Masterpiece Outdoors, Inc.
Men in Treestands Productions
Midwest Whitetail Adventures
Mindful of Nature LLC
Montana Mountain West Outfitters
Mountain Dog Chews
Muddy Outdoors
Muskie Moose, LLC
NasHunt Outdoors
National Wild Turkey Federation
Nature Blinds, LLC
NasHunt Outdoors
National Rifle Association
Northern Hideaway Outfitters
Northern Outdoor Lodge
Northern Wilderness Outfitters
North Mountain Pepper Works
Ol’Man Treestands
Old Goat Outdoors
Open Season TV
Outdoor Channel Outfitters
Outdoor Edge Knives
Outdoor Specialist Group
Outdoorsnative.com
Ozonics Hunting
PA Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs
PA Taxidermist Association, Inc
Pat Strawser Custom Calls
Pennsylvania Trappers Assoc.
Perry’s No Peep Archery Sights
Pipeline Ridge Hunting Preserve
Primal Urge Outdoors
Primos Hunting Calls
Proc’s Huntin Buddy
PSE Archery
Radical Hunter
Ranew’s Outdoor Equipment
Red Star Arms
Reflections Of The Wild
Revolution Hunting
Rhino Outdoors
Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation
Rougeaux Taxidermy
Ruger Firearms
S & W Outfitter
Savco LLC
SecureIt Tactical
Shootingthex.com
SK Knives
Skull Shine
Smith and Wesson
Southern Game Calls
Spook Span
SportEAR
Sportsmen of North America TV
Starkey Hollow Whitetails
State Line Bone Mine
Staudt’s Gun Shop
Stay Ready Inc
Stokerized Stabilizers
Strother Archery
Summit County Outfitters
Summit Treestands
Susquehanna River Waterfowlers Assoc
Table Mountain Outfitters
Team Overkill
Team Urban Nocks
Ten Point Crossbows
The Bear Whisperer
The Outdoor Loop
The Sportsman’s Shop
The Warmbag
ThermaCell
Thompson Center Arms
Timberline Outfitters
TNT Archery
Tough Country
Trijicon, Inc
Triple Mag TV
Trop Gun Shop
Turnbull Manufacturing
U Slide Bow Hunter
Ultimate Camo
Umax Outdoors
Upper Canyon Outfitters
Wallaston Lake Lodge
Tex Mex Outdoors
The Warmbag
Watson Air Lock
Watt’s Truck Center
Whitetail Adrenanline
Whitetail Bosses
Whitetail Freaks
Whitetail Heaven Outdoors
Whitewolfsurvivalsupply.com
Wired Outdoors
Woodcock Limited of Pennsylvania
X-Stand Treestands
Zink Calls
Zook Cabins

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Abner Druckenmiller – Furtakers TV
Angie & Scott Denny – THE LIFE at Table Mountain
Blaine Anthony, The Bear Whisperer
Bob Folkrod
Bob Mercier
Brad Farris – Primos
Chris Brackett
Eddie Salter
Fred Eichler – Fulldraw Outfitters
Greg Zipadelli
Hal Shaffer
Jamie Gray
Jay Gregory
J Paul Jackson – Drakes Migration nation
Jim and Eva Shockey
Jimmy Primos – Primos
Kevin Knighton
Kyle Wieter
Larry Weishuhn
Lee & Tiffany Lakosky “The Crush“
Marc Anthony – Speaker / Pro Hunter
Matt Morett
Michael Lee
Michael Waddell
Mike Stroff – Savage Outdoors TV
Nicole Jones
Pat Reeves
Ralph & Vicki Cianciarulo – Archers Choice
Stan Potts
Bone Collector
Tom Dokken
Trent Cole
Woody Sullivan

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American Tactical Imports
Anything About Guns
Backwoods Life
Bloodline With Alex Ruthledge
Bowfreakz.com
Bowhunting.com
Bowhunter Planet
Bowhunting Addiction TV
Broken Arrow Wilderness
Bowhunters TV
Chasing Trophy Whitetails
Citizens for a Responsibly Armed Society
Crossbow Nation
Dave’s House of Hair, Harrisburg PA
Dead Dog Walkin’ TV
Driven TV
Drop Zone TV
Eddie Salter
Family Traditions TV
Gene & Barry Wensel
Haley Heath
Hank Parker
Horton Crossbows
Hunt Wicked Close TV
Idaho Center of Emergency Medical Training
Mark & Beau Rodgers – Real Deal Outdoors
Mosquito Creek Outdoors, FL
NebraskaOutfitter.com
Needleman & Pisano
Off Grid Survival
OrgaPro Ltd.
Roger Raglin
Shelly & Tara Seiler – Working for Whitetails TV
Stanley Scruggs Hunting Products
The Banded Nation TV
The Best Of The West TV
The Fowl Life TV
The Kronik Hunter and staff
The Pennsylvania Crossbow Federation
The Resistence TV
Wyvern Creations
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Old January 23, 2013, 07:18 AM   #21
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Great posting. Hats off to S&W for taking a stand!

Quick update.... The NRA has announced that they are pulling out as well.
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Old January 23, 2013, 08:11 AM   #22
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A sincere thanks to all those standing up for what is right...
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Old January 23, 2013, 08:27 AM   #23
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Also sent an email.

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Old January 23, 2013, 09:20 AM   #24
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I am a little more proud to own some S&W products. I will continue to show my support with my wallet. Pass the news along, S&W deserves the publicity and our support. I also emailed them.
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Old January 23, 2013, 09:32 AM   #25
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Looks like I'll have to pick up that S&W M&P9 that the wife has been eyeballing sooner than later. Glad to hear that all those companies listed have shown solidarity as they should on this issue.
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