The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) announced today that is was dropping Reed Exhibitions, the company responsible for management of the SHOT Show. If you don’t remember, Reed Exhibitions decided to ban AR-15s following the Sandy Hook shooting in a flurry of political
correctnessÂ cowardice. Good on the NSSF for doing the right thing and not doing business with a company like this.
To the companies that are in or work with the firearms industry, pay attention: if you want to pander to the gun grabbers, go right ahead, but there will be repercussions. Consider Reed Exhibitions, Cheaper than Dirt, Dick’s Sporting Goods, et alÂ before you let CNN and the White House make decisions about how your company is run.
I can’t wait for SHOT Show 2014.
The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), the trade association for the firearms industry, today announced that it has reached an agreement with Reed Exhibitions to terminate the agreement the parties had for the management of the SHOT ShowÂ®. Accordingly, effective immediately, Reed Exhibitions will no longer be manager and producer of the SHOT Show.
Reed Exhibitions provided excellent service to NSSF and the customers of the SHOT Show for more than three decades, however, the company’s decision to restrict the sale of certain types of firearms this year at its consumer hunting and fishing show — an event unrelated to NSSF and the SHOT Show — was in conflict with NSSF’s mission to serve the shooting sports industry. As a result, both organizations decided it was in the best interest of the SHOT Show to end their relationship.
NSSF is actively engaged in the process of identifying a new show management company to manage and produce the SHOT Show beginning with the 2014 SHOT Show.
The SHOT Show — the Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade Show — is owned and sponsored by NSSF. It is the largest and most comprehensive trade show for all professionals involved with the shooting sports, hunting and law enforcement industries. The 2014 SHOT Show will be held Jan. 14-17 at the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas.
H/T 2 Vets Arms