Let me be clear. Those items are not the sole attraction for me at the show, but I do not support the decisions made my the hosts. As such, I cannot in good faith support their business in any way.
The decision on the part of the hosts is disappointing, but we have seen this before. For those of you old enough to remember the passing of the 1994 "Assault Weapons Ban," you may recall companies like Colt and Smith & Wesson caving to political pressure. The result was certain manufacturers stopped manufacturing certain products or started producing modified products with the effort and intention to set themselves apart from the issues.
In doing so, they are trying to draw attention away from themselves, point the finger at someone else and say, "It isn't us, it's them." This is unacceptable. It does nothing to support your rights as free men and women of the United States, and only serves to fracture our community. This is a time to pull together.
I sincerely hope the folks at the Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show reverse this decision. If they do, and only if they do, will they see any of my business again.