Learn this replacement meme and use it exclusively: any “evil black rifle”, ie an AR or an AK, is no longer an assault weapon. It is now an MSR, a Modern Sporting Rifle.
Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show: What Postponement of the U.S.’s Largest Gun Show Says About America
The media is missing the real story behind the “postponement” of the largest outdoor show in America.> This is a story of ignorance, bias and a gross misunderstanding of America and Americans.
This unfortunate fight began when Reed Exhibitions, a British events organizing company, announced that firearms and products associated with modern sporting rifles (guns the media has given the dubious label “assault rifles”) wouldn’t be allowed at the Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show. The show was scheduled to begin on February 2 in Harrisburg, Penn.
Hey, that’s just an hour and a bit down the highway from here!
Reed Exhibitions prohibition also extended to images of modern sporting rifles. They wanted to whitewash a firearm category with Orwellian zeal from the show because they deem these semi-automatic rifles to be too militaristic for civilian use. They mandated this ban at America’s largest outdoor show, a show that regularly attracts 200,000 outdoor enthusiasts and pumps an estimated $44 million into the region’s economy.
Crivens. You can see where this is going. Friggin’ Idjits.
The backlash was fast and grassroots. Reports that companies were pulling out of the show quickly began to snowball. Cabela’s, a major sponsor (Cabela’s has a store in Harrisburg), was one of the first to announce it wouldn’t participate. Soon groups like the National Rifle Association, the National Wild Turkey Federation, the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, and companies like Ruger, Smith & Wesson, Crimson Trace, Trijicon and many more started to publically announce they were cancelling plans to attend in protest—this despite real costs to their bottom lines.
Seeming shell-shocked and still out of touch, Chet Burchett, of Reed Exhibitions President for the Americas, responded by saying, “Our original decision not to include certain products in the Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show this year was made in order to preserve the event’s historical focus on the hunting and fishing traditions enjoyed by American families…. In the current climate, we felt that the presence of MSRs would distract from the theme of hunting and fishing, disrupting the broader experience of our guests. This was intended simply as a product decision, of the type event organizers need to make every day.”
Talk about being out of touch. Modern sporting rifles are among America’s top-selling firearms. Many, such as Remington’s R-15, are chambered in calibers used by deer hunters. Predator hunters have long used them. The companies that make them are working around the clock to fill months, even years, of backorders.
Hellena Handbasket. That’s somewhere in Utah, isn’t it? I’m sorry for the people in Harrisburg who won’t have a quarter million more hunters around to sell things to (they already have tens of thousands coming by every day to go to Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s, outdoors stores each nearly as big as a shopping mall). But we just aren’t going to bend any longer. And especially not from a “breeze” coming from that particular over there. Just because.
Yes, our backs are to the wall. But in that squeeze we may have discovered brotherhood. Mess with one of us and you’ve messed with all of us. We’ve given and we’ve given and we’ve given, and now we have reached our limits. We will not give any more, ever again. Push us again at your own risk.
Ya, I caught this story at the beginning right up to when they finally crashed and burned. Some folk just DO. NOT. UNDERSTAND.
But they’re Lernin,Huh Gomer.
This story will warm your hearts:
The villages in the hilly southern Mexican state of Guerrero now forbid the Mexican army and state and federal police from entering. Ragtag militias carrying a motley arsenal of machetes, old hunting rifles and the occasional AR-15 semiautomatic rifle control the towns. Strangers aren’t allowed entry. There is a 10 p.m. curfew. More than 50 prisoners, accused of being in drug gangs, sit in makeshift jails. Their fates hinge on public trials that began Thursday when the accused were arraigned before villagers, who will act as judge and jury.
Crime is way down—for the moment, at least. Residents say kidnapping ceased when the militias took charge, as did the extortions that had become the scourge of businessmen and farmers alike. The leader of one militia group, who uses the code name G-1 but was identified by his compatriots as Gonzalo Torres, puts it this way: “We brought order back to a place where there had been chaos. We were able to do in 15 days what the government was not able to do in years.”
BTW, the WH just issued a photo of Captain Oreo shooting a shotgun at “who knows what” and guess what,He shoots from the Left.Big Surprise Huh.
Remember when being left handed was a sign that you were from the Devil, and you were burned at the stake? Amazing how many “old wives tales” are found to have truth in them isn’t it?
Oh and, related to the subject of the article, I’ll just bet the locals are really happy with this, don’t you? WTF, these people even admitted these were Modern SPORTING Rifles. In what way would that have interfered with their having a Sporting Goods show? Idiots. PC Idiots.
Hey Rich, speaking of the Moonbat in Chief, I love a good fisking. Now, let’s look at the picture of Obama the experienced skeet shooter.
First off, note how he holds the shotgun on his shoulder. Instead of the fleshy and resilient pocket next to the shoulder joint, he’s got the butt against the bone of the shoulder joint itself. Also, only half the butt is even supported against his shoulder! Anyone here remember what it felt like the first and only time (unless you’re stupid) you fired a 12ga from a position like that?
Secondly, take a look at his right hand as it supports the forearm. Is is just me or does he have almost no control with a grip like that.
From Michael Hampton, Executive Director of the National Skeet Shooting Association”
A top official with the National Skeet Shooting Association said the photo suggests Obama is a novice shooter.
“This isn’t something he’s done very often because of how he’s standing, how he has the gun mounted,” said Michael Hampton, executive director of the San Antonio-based association.
Hampton said Obama’s remark about “skeet shooting all the time” and the White House photo would have met less skepticism had the president spoken about his hobby months before this new debate over guns in the U.S.
Here’s a link back to the original article from AP if you want all the sordid details.
White House photo shows Obama skeet shooting
Even my wife commented on seeing Odumbo’s picture “That arm is going to kill him tomorrow”! When the Secret Service or the Matines at Camp David did nothing to keep hime form looking stupid that should tell you sometning in and of it’s own!
Sure CIC go ahead and look like the damn fool you are!
PIMF and I did not! ARRRGGGHHHH!
This is a story of ignorance, bias and a gross misunderstanding of America and Americans.
That isn’t news to me. I’ve been seeing that ever since I got here. And NOT just on the topic of guns either. And btw, most of them don’t want to understand. That’s cos,
they already know all things.
Perhaps Reed Exhibitions’ leadership has only been watching the BBC and reading the London Times and The Washington Post. Maybe they need to reacquaint themselves with the people they serve.
They serve themselves and a knee jerk pol.correct reaction.
Hellena Handbasket is in Montana, In Salt Lake City we have gun shows all the time. Rocky Mountain gun show, and Cross Roads of the West are the main ones. Seems like the radio spots and billboards are permanent fixtures sometimes. Taking the money away from these libtards is the only thing that hurts them or gets their attention. Any event that shows the slightest hint of liberalism,political correctness, or reasonable gun control, ANY hint, no matter how slight or subliminal, should cause the event be stomped out of existence by exposure and boycott. They use lies and deception, we need to use truth and reality to accomplish the same ends. They need to fear the People. They need to learn respect in place of the contempt they have for us now.
First real firearm I ever bought was an AR back in the 80s, before the MSR term even evolved. I fire left handed, too. My AR didn’t have a brass deflector, so the first shot I fired left a little red circle on my neck. Try explaining that to your mom without getting too specific.
OK, so these schmucks make the decision to market to the emotional kneejerks rather than the ones that are actually customers in their markets. Can’t work up too much sympathy at their results.