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Cabela's has pulled out of the Harrisburg, PA sporting show due to their ban on AR's

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by kumabear17, Jan 20, 2013.

  1. kumabear17

    kumabear17 Issaquah Active Member

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    Just read this on another blog and thought it important enough to post the information here (hope that's within the rules).
    Cabela's was told they wouldn't be allowed to display AR platform rifles or "large capacity" mags at Pennsylvania's largest outdoor sports show next month.
    It;s scheduled to be held in Harrisburg, Pennsylvannia
    Cabela's decision was to state they would withdraw from the show if this decision stayed in force.

    Cabela's pulls out of Harrisburg outdoor show over assault weapons ban | PoconoRecord.com

    I know I will continue to shop Cabela's and wrote them a letter thanking them for their support of the 2nd Amendment.

    Maybe some others would also like to write and say thank you.
  2. Mason3379

    Mason3379 Oregon City Active Member

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    Glad to see Cabela's standing up to this! I don't always like their pricing but I like the fact that they are not afraid to lose a few dollars to show their support for the Second Amendment!
    Thanks for sharing!
  3. DemonNova

    DemonNova Cornelius Oregon Member

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    Thanks for the heads up. Good to hear there are businesses on our side! :thumbup:
  4. knuckle Head

    knuckle Head southeast Well-Known Member

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    I am glad to hear this as well,

    I have spent a lot of cash at Cabela's the last few years, it would really pizz me off if they coward to these ignorant idiots who really do not know the difference between an AR15 and M16, who do know the true history behind the 2A and why it is so important.

    After hearing what Dick's sporting goods to unfilled black friday orders on AR's, I sent both cabela's and Buds online an email telling them they really build a strong relationship with gun owners if tehy weret owrk out a deal with the manaufacturers to get special price so they could offer to honor the deals the Dicks renigged on. I hope one of them do so,
  5. chrislind2

    chrislind2 Springfield, Oregon Member

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    I also wrote Cabela's. I appreciate a business that does not cave to presser to do what they think the public or the news media wants. They stand up for what is truly right and support their customers by supporting the rights of their customers to continue to buy and own their products.
    This is an all out war on our Second Amendment rights and we need all the help we can get. I have a pile of letters on the table in front of me going out to elected officials of all types to try to convince them to do the right thing and not attack our gun rights. Haven't bought this many stamps in many years!
  6. Oregonhunter5

    Oregonhunter5 2C IDAHO Well-Known Member

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    Way to stand tall cabelas.
    Its time for all of us to stand tall.
    Like John Wayne
  7. Izzy

    Izzy Oakridge Active Member

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    Thanks Kumabear17 for posting this. I too wrote Cabela's thanking them for standing up for our rights. I also posted the link on another site!
  8. Nwcid

    Nwcid Yakima and N of Spokane Well-Known Member

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    Not only should we write to these companies but also send them links to threads like this. Letters are great but sometimes it seems like there is much more said in thread like this.
  9. kumabear17

    kumabear17 Issaquah Active Member

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  10. trainsktg

    trainsktg Portland OR Well-Known Member

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    There's a heck of alot more than just 40 on that list.

    I also see alot of non-AR and even non-rifle interests listed too...knife and bow companies, hunting associations, etc. It makes me very happy to see that all of the different venues and cliques associated with what we call 'oudoor sports' are banding together with the 'tactical shooters'. Everyone needs to combine their support at this time.

    ocarolan and (deleted member) like this.
  11. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I have been an exhibitor at large sportsman shows like this in the past. There is no way that show is large enough to remain in business with that many exibitors and sponsors leaving. You also have to figure that since word of the pull out is spread as far as Oregon and Washington that the locals would sure know about it. So its hard to imagine how many people would even bother going to see the few exibitors left in the room.
  12. drew

    drew OR Well-Known Member

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    They postponed it. Their message annoys me. ARs are used for hunting. Many aren't but its true for other rifles that are used to plink, shoot at matches, etc. They just aren't as scary.

    Home - Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show
  13. bill97024

    bill97024 Oregon Member

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    Another big thank you and thumbs up to Cabela's. :thumbup: I will write them an email as well. They need to know how much we appreciate them standing tall.