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Eastern Outdoors Show -- PA Folks Let Them Hear You!

Discussion in 'Activism' started by Penoe Hunter, Jan 15, 2013.

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  1. jaguarxk120

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    Reed does show all over the world, now is the time for others to support the US gun owners by boycotting their shows.

    The only way to show these people they have done something wrong is to hit them in their pocket book.
     
  2. Guillermo

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    I don't see this as being the correct action.

    It would be calling for a boycott of the SHOT show.
     
  3. Buckeye Dan

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    UPDATE!

    The show is canceled/postponed.

     
  5. Sam1911

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    Incredible! Now THAT will spread the word even farther! Wonder if it will make national news now?
     
  6. GT1

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    Cancelled...

    It is a net loss for us. The antis want 'gun' shows cancelled, we wanted them to not ban ARs(modern sporting rifles).

    Don't be surprised if the antis wave a victory flag in support of it being shut down.
     
  7. Guillermo

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    that was about the best outcome we could hope for
     
  8. Guillermo

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    ESOS are antis
     
  9. Sam1911

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    Not a bit of it!

    As I explained in Post 53, this is a huge WIN. The GUN shows will go on, right in that building, but this one promoter who decided to play to the "divide and conquer" mindset will lose their butts for that decision.

    I imagine some "anti" somewhere will cheer, but if they try and explain anything about WHY it was cancelled, they'll run right into the fact that it was a grass-roots movement of gun owners willing to make a tough call just to show solidarity.
     
  10. Guillermo

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    sadly it was not the gun people, it was the gun industry.

    I don't think we are that organized :(
     
  11. Buckeye Dan

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    Sam1911 I have to agree. This wasn't a gun show anyway. Reed's attempt to separate us on the black rifle issue failed and it failed miserably without violence.
     
  12. Sam1911

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    Au contraire! Take a look at the FB stuff going on. The REASON the industry pulled out was the massive influx of notes and calls from the gun PEOPLE who got organized via FaceBook and forums.

    It took days after the first calls for boycott for the major players to start to drop out, and about a full WEEK of calls to the NRA to get them to change their position.

    But make no mistake. It was WE THE PEOPLE that did this. Industry just becomes a bigger hammer in our hands.
     
  13. Buckeye Dan

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    The gun industry did not make up my mind to not attend the show. The show is 6 hours away for me by car. And yes I normally attend. So do friends and family. We all abandoned the show because of Reed's position and not because the exhibitors were hemorrhaging from the show.
     
  14. Woogeroo

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    If they do not stand with us, they do not deserve our support.

    Nice work folks.

    -W
     
  15. Buckeye Dan

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    Reed's actions may have cost them future SHOT shows too.

     
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    It is good news. Postponement is cancellation until "next year". There is no way this thing gets organized again this year by Reed Exhibitions. But it is terrible that this whole thing even happened at all.
     
  18. John828

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    Just saw the news and was real proud to hear NSSF's decision.
     
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    If I've said it once, I've said it a hundred times - Facebook is an excellent way for the gun community to organize and to actively recruit more people to join the cause.

    Use your Facebook page to promote responsible gun ownership, to meet other gun owners, to organize the gun community, to recruit fence sitters, to support pro-gun sites and pro-gun companies.

    I also belong to three trade/sell/buy Facebook sporting/gun Facebook pages where we use facebook to meet and trade with gun owners in my area.
     
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    In the comments section of this article:
    Don't assume that all gun owners are our friends. This is also the spin the mainstream media will put on this decision.

    But, this is truly a huge victory for 2nd Amendment rights!
     
  21. BullfrogKen

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    Incredible. Simply incredible.

    You must be living under a rock to see what happened and suggest that we aren't organized.

    This wasn't the gun industry that did this. This was a global industry exhibition company who tried to enforce this on the gun industry. And we told them Hell no. Quite successfully.
     
  22. gfanikf

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    I now think Vendors should work on an alternate show, to show that they care about the people who will have to suffer due to staff support being canceled, rooms being canceled, we have to show we care about the 2nd Amendment and our fellow Americans with equal zeal.
     
  23. Sam1911

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    It may seem like it right this minute, but it actually ISN'T a terrible thing to happen. As I said before...
    Getting punched hurts. Getting back up, flattening your opponent and coming out on top makes you look even stronger than if you'd never been attacked.

    It is often a very good thing to get a little pushed around -- so long as your response is forceful, cohesive, and decisive. And ours WAS!
     
  24. Guillermo

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    Guess I am living under a rock

    15000 likes on the "FB Boycott" site seemed pretty small.

    It appears that the VENDORS pulling out were the reason that they folded their tent. It is wishful thinking that we made all those vendors pull out.

    The reason for this is pretty simple. Gun folks tend to be conservative and conservatives, by nature, are largely unwilling to mess with others. Live and let live tends to be their credo.

    Example:
    liberals don't like Rush, they try to get him taken off the air
    Conservatives don't like Air America, they don't listen.
     
  25. BullfrogKen

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    Well if you think that's what happened I guess you just don't get it then.


    From Trop's Gun Shop's Facebook post:

     
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