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NRA Withdraws from Eastern Sports & Outdoors Show Due to Reed Exhibitions Decision to Ban Popular Semi-Autos

Friday, January 25, 2013

NRA strongly disagreed with Reed Exhibitions' decision to ban popular semi-automatic rifles from the Eastern Sports Show in Harrisburg, PA, and encouraged the show management company to reconsider their position.

Due to Reed Exhibitions' refusal to reconsider their decision NRA decided to withdraw from the show entirely. We had called on Reed Exhibitions to reconsider their decision; unfortunately they steadfastly refused to do so. As a result, NRA will not be participating in the upcoming show in Harrisburg or in any other shows hosted by Reed Exhibitions that maintain this policy. We are disappointed that Reed Exhibitions has ignored the concerns expressed by attendees, the outdoor industry and NRA in not reconsidering their position to ban the display of these guns.

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