Because of the perceived affront to their Second Amendment rights,vendors began pulling out of the event, which features more than 1,200 exhibitors of hunting, fishing and game field preparation and cooking, as well as boating, camping, bird-watching, and conservation pursuits.

“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,” the outdoors retailer posted on its Facebook page. “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.”

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