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District Offices
315 East Market Street
Suite 100
Clearfield, PA 16830

(814) 765-0609

Fax: (814) 765-0592


264 Haida Avenue
Suite A1
Hastings, PA 16646.
Phone (814) 247-6210
Fax (814) 247-6212

Satellite Office 
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
600 Lingle Street, Suite 100
Osceola Mills, PA 16666
Phone: (814) 339-6544
Fax: (814) 339-6546

Capitol Office
115 Ryan Office Bldg.
PO Box 202073
Harrisburg, PA 17120-2073
Phone: (717) 787-7099
Fax: (717) 782-2922
A System That Works
1/24/2013
As an outdoor enthusiast, I was disappointed to learn of the cancellation of the Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show in Harrisburg. Among Pennsylvania’s treasures are its great outdoors and its passionate hunters and anglers who enjoy spending time in it. This event is a tremendous showcase for those treasures.

While I am not happy with this development, the show is a result of free market capitalism, one system in America that thankfully is not broken. In organizing the event, Reed Exhibitions has every right to limit the sale or display of modern sporting rifles (also referred to as ARs). Its officials call the shots (no pun intended) and must do what they feel is best, keeping in mind their bottom line.

The vendors who consider participation in the show also have a right – the right to withdraw and not participate for whatever reason they see fit. In this case, they used their wallet to speak out against Reed Exhibitions’ policy. The result was obviously enough to impact the show’s viability.

My family has a three-generation, Clearfield County business which specializes in cranes, heavy hauling and construction. Decisions we make with regard to operating procedures have their basis in how they will impact our viability – that is, our ability to be profitable. Without profit, often portrayed as an evil word, we cannot survive. It is that way with EVERY business.

In the case of the Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show, the system worked. It’s a simple case of supply and demand. The people have spoken, as they should.
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