An attempt to ban modern sporting rifles from the Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show Feb. 2-10 in Harrisburg, Pa., prompted such massive backlash that the event was cancelled.
In a press release, Smith & Wesson CEO James Bedney said, “We support the Second Amendment and the rights of our law-abiding customers to purchase (sporting rifles) 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.”
Ruger, Mossberg, Cabela’s, and the National Rifle Association joined Smith & Wesson in withdrawing from the event.
And check out this official statement regarding the cancellation.