Eastern Outdoor Show postponed due to boycott over guns

Industry members announce boycott in connection with ban on displaying modern sporting rifles

By Ed Zieralski
UT-San Diego.com

SAN DIEGO, Calif. — A massive, well-organized boycott of the 2013 Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show forced Reed Exhibitions to “postpone” the show that was set for Feb. 2-10.

No future date has been announced. The postponement affects 1,200 vendors and thousands of Easterners who planned to attend the Feb. 2-10 show in Harrisburg.

Hundreds of industry members, including Cabela’s, and TV personalities such as Lee and Tiffany Lakosky announced they were boycotting the show after Reed Exhibitions banned the display of modern sporting rifles, or what some refer to as “military-style assault weapons.” It’s yet another example of how the current gun debate and controversy in the country has rallied a wide spectrum of gun owners into banding together.

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