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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

RMEF statement on Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show:


Due to recent decisions instituted by Reed Exhibitions regarding the disallowing of legal modern sporting rifles, the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation will withdraw as an exhibitor and conductor of the elk calling contest from the Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show in Pennsylvania. RMEF believes the actions taken by Reed, a British company, are detrimental to the Second Amendment and our right as Americans to bear arms.

RMEF reached this decision after careful deliberations and taking into account the stance of our members, volunteers, industry partners and fellow hunters. We urge Reed Exhibitions to reconsider its policies to avoid a divisive and political atmosphere so RMEF can take part in an event that generates needed revenue for important on-the-ground conservation and hunting heritage projects in the region.      

13 comments:

  1. So far ive heard you guys, S&W, & T/C. Way to stand up for our rights.

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  2. The list is getting longer. I believe Cabelas pulled out also.
    Thanks for backing us

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  3. I applaud you for your stance. Keep it up!
    Chet

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  4. You guys rock steady. Thanks for standing up for my 2A rights. Reed Exhibitions should leave the USA and they can take Piers Morgan with them.

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  5. Excellent...as sportspeople, hunters, archers, recreational shooters, you name it, we have to stick together. Any kind of pandering or concessions to the other side is misguided. It's like me saying I am an archery hunter so I don't care if there is gun control.

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  6. Thank you for choosing what is right over business!

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  7. Thank you for making this difficult decision! Ive always looked forward to attending the show and meeting fellow RMEF committee members but this year I look forward to seeing Reed fall flat on their face!

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  8. Excellent decision, RMEF! As said before, the list keeps growing and with good cause! And I agree with Pianoman, they should take Piers Morgan back with them!! Defend our 2nd Amendment rights!!

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  9. I am overwhelmed with pride for the integrity and courage companies like you display on this matter. You are TRUE Patriots and deserving of our business by all freedom loving Americans. I will NEVER forget this!

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  12. NSSF Statement on Management of the SHOT Show
    May 9, 2013

    NSSF announced that it has reached an agreement with Reed Exhibitions to terminate the agreement the parties had for the management of the SHOT Show. Accordingly, effective immediately, Reed Exhibitions will no longer be manager and producer of the SHOT Show.

    Reed Exhibitions provided excellent service to NSSF and the customers of the SHOT Show for more than three decades, however, the company’s decision to restrict the sale of certain types of firearms this year at its consumer hunting and fishing show — an event unrelated to NSSF and the SHOT Show — was in conflict with NSSF’s mission to serve the shooting sports industry. As a result, both organizations decided it was in the best interest of the SHOT Show to end their relationship.

    NSSF is actively engaged in the process of identifying a new show management company to manage and produce the SHOT Show beginning with the 2014 SHOT Show.

    The SHOT Show — the Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade Show — is owned and sponsored by NSSF. It is the largest and most comprehensive trade show for all professionals involved with the shooting sports, hunting and law enforcement industries. The 2014 SHOT Show will be held Jan. 14-17 at the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas.

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