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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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Comments: 2

  • Jd Cutchall img 2013-01-16 23:45

    I WILL NOT BE GOING THIS YEAR AND WTF ARE THE BRITS RUNNING THE SHOW FOR??? DIDN'T WE REMOVE THEM ONCE?

  • Cindy Kalavik img 2013-01-25 21:32

    I'M A SPORT HUNTER AND GUN OWNER - BUT ASSALT WEAPONS HAVE NO VALUE IN MY HUNTING WORLD - THEY ONLY SCARE PEOPLE INCLUDING ME - PROBALBLY FUN TO USE BUT NOT A NECESSITY IN TODAYS WORLD - HOOKERS AND RECREATIONAL DRUGS ARE PROBABLY FUN TOO, BUT WE DON'T NEED THOSE EITHER

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