The New Cumberland firm Atlantic Tactical, which supplies equipment for law enforcement, says it will stay away from the Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show because of the decision by organizers to ban assault weapons. The company's announcement was widely approved of on Facebook, with some people saying they will also be staying away.
"I was planning on going, but to be honest with you right now, I kind of have mixed feelings as to whether I'm going to attend or not," said sportsman Loy Hoke.
"There are even some of the bow companies, exhibitors that are not coming because of this," said Gary Weikert of Biglerville. "I still want to go to the show," he said. "But I'm sure it's going to affect somewhat. It will affect the volume of people being there."
Ken Wise of Harrisburg said the ban is not going to keep him away from the show.
"It's not basically about guns," said Wise. "It's about sports. You're going fishing. You're going hunting. It's trips that you can take to go hunting for certain mammals."
Tuesday, August 19 2014 1:03 PM EDT2014-08-19 17:03:38 GMT
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