Bitter has an update about the Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show. It appears that Cabela’s is pulling out of their top sponsorship role.
Due to recent changes made by Reed Exhibitions regarding the Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show, Cabela’s will no longer sponsor this year’s event. After careful consideration regarding Cabela’s business practices, and the feelings of our customers, Cabela’s will, unfortunately, not have a presence at the Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show.
As I said last night about the NSSF’s approach to the problem not being the correct one. Cabela’s is doing this one right and holding the show against the wall by throwing all of us under the bus for one single exhibitor.
The simplest and easiest thing to do is for the Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show to name the problem vendor and ban them from attendance, present and future. Give the name to gun owners and let that vendor understand a lesson that Jim Zumbo had to learn.
As long as they hide that name, they do nothing more than redirect the wrath onto themselves. Dealing with our enemies is bad enough and if you think you can throw us under the bus, you’ve got another thing coming.
A serious thank you to Cabela’s and I will place an order in the near future to show my support. If you have some spare cash or are in need of something, give Cabela’s some love. They deserve it!
Barron is the owner, editor, and principal author at The Minuteman, a competitive shooter, and staff member for Boomershoot. Even in his free time he’s merging his love and knowledge of computers and technology with his love of firearms.
He has a BS in electrical engineering from Washington State University. Immediately after college he went into work on embedded software and hardware for use in critical infrastructure. This included cryptographic communications equipment as well as command and control devices that were using that communications equipment. Since then he’s worked on just about everything ranging from toys, phones, other critical infrastructure, and even desktop applications. Doing everything from hardware system design, to software architecture, to actually writing software that makes your athletic band do its thing.