Pennsylvania Gun Show Bans Assault Weapons

With the debate over gun control raging in Washington, the organizers of a major gun show in Harrisburg, Penn., have banned assault weapons at their February event, Lancaster Online reports

The organizer of the annual Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show in Harrisburg apparently is banning so-called assault weapons from this year’s show.


Reed Exhibitions has informed some exhibitors — including Kinsey’s Outdoors in Mount Joy and The Sportsman’s Shop in New Holland, representatives of both stores said — that AR-style rifles and high-capacity ammunition magazines capable of holding 30 rounds or more may not be sold or displayed at the show, scheduled for Feb. 2-10 at the State Farm Show Complex on Cameron Street.

The firearms industry is trying to reverse the ban:

Joe Keffer, owner of The Sportsman’s Shop, said he and others in the firearms industry are in “ongoing negotiations” with Reed Exhibitions to try to reverse the ban planned for the Harrisburg show.