Defending the Constitution

23 Jan

Smith & Wesson Corp.

Smith & Wesson® Withdraws from Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show®

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (January 22, 2013) — Smith & Wesson, a U.S. based leader in firearm manufacturing and design, today announced that the Company will not attend nor will it support or participate in the 2013 Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. The announcement comes after the decision of show management company, Reed Exhibitions, to prohibit the display of modern sporting rifles in this year’s event.

James Debney, President and CEO of Smith & Wesson, said,

“As a market leader in the firearm industry and an iconic brand that spans 160 years of American history, we believe it is important to make our position perfectly clear: We support the Second Amendment and the rights of our law-abiding customers to purchase these and all legal firearms. Therefore, we are unable to support any organization or event that prohibits legal firearms, or otherwise restricts a citizen’s lawful and constitutional rights.”

About Smith & Wesson Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation (NASDAQ Global Select: SWHC) is a U.S.-based leader in firearm manufacturing and design, delivering a broad portfolio of quality firearms, related products and training to the consumer, law enforcement, and military markets. The company’s brands include Smith & Wesson®, M&P® and Thompson/Center Arms™.


Posted by on January 23, 2013 in Sons of Liberty


3 responses to “Defending the Constitution

  1. Wildflower

    January 23, 2013 at 10:36 pm

    good for smith & wesson to take a stand/action asgainst this current nonsense

    • The Soffitrat

      January 23, 2013 at 10:37 pm

      I’ve always liked their products. Now I love the mgmt.

      • Dannyboy53

        January 23, 2013 at 11:17 pm

        Soffitrat I agree with you! I’ve owned and used several S&W revolvers during my career as a Peace Officer, a Colt .45 auto and a Dan Wesson .357 magnum too. But my preference was always the Smith & Wesson.

        My hat is off to the company for standing where they should!


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