Smith & Wesson, a U.S. based leader in firearm manufacturing and design, today announced that the Company will not attend nor will it support or participate in the 2013 Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. The announcement comes after the decision of show management company, Reed Exhibitions, to prohibit the display of modern sporting rifles in this year’s event.

James Debney, President and CEO of Smith & Wesson, said, “As a market leader in the firearm industry and an iconic brand that spans 160 years of American history, we believe it is important to make our position perfectly clear: We support the Second Amendment and the rights of our law-abiding customers to purchase these and all legal firearms. Therefore, we are unable to support any organization or event that prohibits legal firearms, or otherwise restricts a citizen’s lawful and constitutional rights.”

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7 thoughts on “Smith & Wesson Withdraws from Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show

  1. Good for them, I hope others follow their lead, as well as those that might attend. The enemy is at the gate as they say, and those that would think to make a few bucks being more important than coming together to stand up for the intent of the 2nd amendment and our natural rights, do us all harm. Be heard, or watch that right slip away from you, and for future generations.

  2. Nearly 300 vendors, sponsors and guest speakers have withdrawn from the show including Ruger, Cabela’s, NRA and many many more!

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