Reed Exhibitions also manages the annual SHOT show in Las Vegas for the National Shooting Sports Foundation, which is now revisiting its relationship with the company.
The sportsman’s group issued a statement Thursday morning about the canceled Harrisburg event, saying it “is in no way affiliated with” Reed, “nor does it participate in or exhibit at this show in any way.”
“Because of Reed’s recent actions,” the group added, “NSSF is considering all options regarding the management of future SHOT Shows.”
Meanwhile, Reed says the Eastern Sports & Outdoor Show has been “postponed,” not canceled, and that it may reschedule the event.
“ESS has long been proud to participate in the preservation and promotion of hunting and fishing traditions,” Reed said, “and we hope that as the national debate clarifies, we will have an opportunity to consider rescheduling the event when the time is right to focus on the themes it celebrates.”