HARRISBURG, Pa. - With all the controversy around the issue of gun control, one of the largest sportsman exhibits on the East Coast has postponed it's February show. On the Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show website, Chet Burchett, President for the Americas for Reed Exhibitions, the company that manages the exhibit, says:
"It has become very clear to us after speaking with our customers that the event could not be held because the atmosphere of this year’s show would not be conducive to an event that is designed to provide family enjoyment. It is unfortunate that in the current emotionally charged atmosphere this celebratory event has become overshadowed by a decision that directly affected a small percentage of more than 1,000 exhibits showcasing products and services for those interested in hunting and fishing."
No word on whether or not the exhibit, held in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, will be rescheduled.