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Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show Says No to Black Rifles

Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show Says No to Black Rifles

Ruger Firearms

Ruger Firearms

Southport, CT --( Ruger has decided not to attend the upcoming Eastern Sports Show.

We are very frustrated by Reed Exhibitions’ foolish decision to ban the display of modern sporting rifles.

We feel that, as one of America’s firearms manufacturers, we must withdraw from the show as a commitment to the 2nd Amendment rights of our customers.

Nonetheless, we are very disappointed not to be attending the Eastern Sports Show.

We were looking forward to attending the show for the first time this year and meeting and supporting the 200,000+ sportsmen and women that attend this great celebration of the outdoors.

We hope the show will be successful for the many outfitters and other vendors who depend on the show for their annual business.

About Sturm Ruger
Sturm, Ruger was founded in 1949 and is one of the nation’s leading manufacturers of high-quality firearms for the commercial sporting market. Sturm, Ruger is headquartered in Southport, CT, with manufacturing facilities located in Newport, NH and Prescott, AZ. Visit:

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  • 15 User comments to “Ruger Arms Withdraws From Eastern Sports & Outdoor Show”

    1. I am going to goto my gunshop and get a ruger today in support of their decision not to attend the eastern gun show.

    2. Thank you Ruger! I will also buy another one of your fine firearms and exercise my 2nd Amendment rights. The enemy is the enemy,no negotiations,no surrender.

    3. [...] The first vendor that I was aware of withdrawing was Cabelas. That vendor was quickly followed by Ruger, Smith & Wesson, the NRA, and others. The list continues to [...]

    4. Thank you Ruger. I will go out and buy a ruger 1911 as a way to say thank you. HAHA. I do plan on buying one when I can find one.

    5. Way to go Ruger, S&W, NRA,Cabelas and any others that will withdraw no second chances on this one. You (ESOS) can’t be selective and say a vendor can participate but only with part of your wares, shame on you ESOS

    6. VT Patriot on January 23, 2013 at 7:46 PM said:

      Thanx Ruger, you did the right thing. You probably did more for the 2A, and your customers this way than spending $$ at a show that doesn’t want you. Way to go. We’re behind you.

    7. Great move on the part of Ruger, as they support our rights. I will continue to support Ruger, and I will continue to buy more Rugers, like my Mini-14, Single-Six, Mark I, Security Six, 10/22, and my Super Blackhawk.

    8. CivilianDog on January 23, 2013 at 9:59 PM said:

      I’m proud to have several Ruger products in my safe and will certainly purchase more without question because of this decision. Well done Ruger and thank you for standing up for your customers! Maybe I need to go get that SR556 that I’ve been eyeing…….

    9. I have a Ruger .357 Blackhawk and a Ruger 10/22 rifle, and I am going to buy a Ruger LCR .38+P as soon as I can find one, in support of Ruger’s decision to pull out of the show.

    10. Everett Tremblay on February 10, 2013 at 10:09 PM said:

      I just bought my first firearm a Ruger 1022 and I’m sure when I buy a compact that it will be a ruger.Thank you for standing up for the 2A and our rights.America will stand behind you.

    11. Chief USN Charlie on February 13, 2013 at 6:53 AM said:

      Thumbs up Ruger. Own 12 of your fire arms,,,think I’ll go purchase two more.

    12. james bailey on March 23, 2013 at 11:03 PM said:

      Thank you so much Ruger for standing up for our rights!! I have been shopping for 3 rifles for myself and family and i can tell you now that they will be rugers in support of your decision.

    13. Eddie Thompson on March 29, 2013 at 10:56 AM said:

      I’m proud of Ruger for making a stand. Very proud! I own many Ruger products, and am in the process of ordering a couple more for the family. You have my support.

    14. Tom Wickstrom on April 12, 2013 at 3:37 PM said:

      I support Ruger 100%, I own 8 of your great fire arms, soon to be 9, I think maybe an LCR, and then I’ll buy a new rifle, I just need to pick one: hard decision. Thanks Semper Fidelis.

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