Smith & Wesson Withdraws from Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show

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SPRINGFIELD, Mass.--(Ammoland.com)- 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.””

About Smith & Wesson
Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation (NASDAQ Global Select: SWHC) is a U.S.-based leader in firearm manufacturing and design, delivering a broad portfolio of quality firearms, related products and training to the consumer, law enforcement, and military markets. The company’s brands include Smith & Wesson®, M&P® and Thompson/Center Arms™. Smith & Wesson facilities are located in Massachusetts and Maine. For more information on Smith & Wesson, call (800) 331-0852 or log on to www.smith-wesson.com.

Read more at Ammoland.com: http://www.ammoland.com/2013/01/smith-wesson-withdraws-from-eastern-sports-and-outdoor-show/#ixzz2IlTIx0Rr

2 thoughts on “Smith & Wesson Withdraws from Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show

    1. This whole thing with that show reminds me of the time when the editor of Recoil said we mere peons shouldn’t have full autos when reviewing the HK MP7. Since when does stepping on one’s own genitals make sense?

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