Smith & Wesson withdraws from Eastern Sports and outdoor show

Smith & Wesson, a U.S. based leader in firearm manufacturing…

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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.”

Source: Smith & Wesson

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  • CBec

    Just heard that the whole show is postponed(canceled) due to so many vendors pulling out.

  • JBE

    Thank you S&W for drawing the line. We can’t back down anymore. It’s time to stand up for what we believe. Long live the Republic!

  • Bogie

    Thank you S&W.

  • Matt in Oklahoma

    woo hoo way to go and support the 2nd!