Cabela's Inc. pulls out of next month's large outdoor sports show

Written by The Associated Press | Jan 20, 2013 9:54 AM

(Philadelphia) -- Hunting and fishing retailer Cabela's Inc. says it won't participate in what has been billed as Pennsylvania's largest outdoor sports show next month following the decision to ban display and sale of assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines. 


Event organizer Reed Exhibitions imposed the ban at next month's Eastern Sports and Outdoors Show following the deadly Connecticut elementary school shooting and the ongoing gun control debate in Washington.

Cabela's said Saturday on its Facebook page that after carefully considering its business practices "and the feelings of our customers" it won't have a presence at the show.

Event director Chris O'Hara of Reed Exhibitions did not immediately return a call seeking comment.

The nine-day show opens Feb. 2 at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex on the outskirts of the state capital.

Published in Harrisburg, News

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Comments: 4

  • Jack img 2013-01-20 19:37

    This is why Cabelas got a large chunk of my Christmas spending :)

  • Francesco Zerilli img 2013-01-20 19:40

    Good for Cabelas, I support their decision 100%..........

  • Francesco Zerilli img 2013-01-20 19:42

    Good for Cabela's, I support their decision 100%

  • mbspam01 img 2013-01-21 06:58

    BY all things holy, that show should eb empty of bother vendors and patrons.

    WTG Cabelas... Gonna go buy another pistol i dont need tonight lol.

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