Statement from REED/Eastern Outdoor & Sports Show declaring the 2013 will be postponed. I did not see mention of a future date. Realize that several thousand dollars are spent just on billboards advertising the date.
The reason they give us a “select small few”. We first heard the rumor of it being because of one “unnamed” vendor. But such statements are stupid double talk and everyone knows that. You don’t ban a whole major sub-group over just one vendor. Rather, you boot that one specific vendor. No, this was politically motivated and nothing else.
NSSF discusses on their blog. And also states for the first time that production of future Show Shows is being evaluated (much better job NSSF).
This is a bittersweet victory. A big thank you to all vendors, guest stars and sponsors who stood by us.
But the truth is, we really really really need this show – or one like it. This show promotes positive aspects of gun culture, especially age old traditions, hunting and more. We need this show, we just need it run by someone other than Reed.
My hope is Reed turns its head around OR they sell the show off. Perhaps Freedom Group should consider buying the production rights of the Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show and Shot Show.