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Eastern Sports and Outdoor show organizer's ban on assault weapons under criticism

Written by The Associated Press | Jan 16, 2013 11:15 AM
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(Harrisburg) -- Some gun enthusiasts are calling for a boycott of what's billed as Pennsylvania's largest outdoor-sports show because of a ban on displays of assault weapons.

Reed Exhibitions, a British company that runs the Eastern Sports and Outdoors Show in Harrisburg, has banned displays of assault weapons and high-capacity magazines.

Ed Several, a vice president of the company, says such exhibits might be "a distraction" in the wake of the recent mass shooting in Connecticut and the gun-control debate raging in Washington.

A number of people are calling for a boycott in postings on the show's Facebook page.

The nine-day show is scheduled to open February 2nd at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex.

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