Caving in to political pressure.....ANYTHING related to AR type firearms has been pulled. I hope this event is an abject failure.
I guess they like licking the boot that's being put on their neck rather than pushing it away. Cowards.......
It should read like this...."Clearly we strongly supported the 2nd amendment until money, the bottom line was a factor. Our moral convictions are whatever dubious public opinion and the media tell us they should be . In other words, we have no spine."
The Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show is a unique celebration of the authentic hunting and fishing traditions that are cherished by millions of Americans and their families. We are proud to celebrate these pastimes by featuring 1,200 exhibitors offering a diverse range of products from outfitters to fishing boats and RVs, from archery to art and from clothes to cabins.
As a hunting-focused event, we welcome exhibitors who wish to showcase products and firearms that serve the traditional needs of the sport. Clearly, we strongly support the 2nd Amendment. However, this year we have made the decision not to include certain products that in the current climate may attract negative attention that would distract from the strong focus on hunting and fishing at this family-oriented event and possibly disrupt the broader positive experience of our guests. ESS is proud to participate in the preservation and promotion of the rich hunting and fishing tradition passed from generation to generation by American families.