Reed Exhibitions, a British company that has promoted the Eastern Sports and Outdoors Show in Harrisburg Pennsylvania for the last fifty years, announced three weeks before the show was to open in 2013 that they were prohibiting the sale or display of certain semi automatic hunting and personal protection rifles hysterically termed "assault" rifles. During the next ten days, the Pennsylvania Federation of Sportsmen's Clubs pulled their exhibits from the show and advised their 100,000 members to boycott the event, three billion dollar a year Cabela's and numerous other commercial exhibitors canceled their exhibitions, the NRA pulled their exhibit and financial support for the show, celebrity entertainers canceled their scheduled performances at the show, and the U.S. office of Reed Exhibitions in Norwalk, Connecticut was flooded with 'phone calls and emails protesting the company's decision and promising to boycott the event. Ten days later, on January 24, and ten days before the scheduled opening date for the show, Reed announced that the event had been cancelled.
Reed Exhibition's exhibition of political corruptness cost the city of Harrisburg some 80 million dollars, the amount that restaurants, hotels, and local businesses normally realize every year from the annual event. But the real tragedy is that the swift and vehement response to this tenuous excursion into anti-Americanism has gone unreported in the Marxist-Socialist Media and has gone apparently unnoticed by Washington sophists such as Dianne Feinstein, Joe Biden, and Our Beloved Leader Barack Obama.
President Obama's wholesale attack on the Second Article of the Bill of Rights of the Constitution of the United States is on the verge of generating a tsunami of grassroots resentment unprecedented in America since King George III tried to confiscate the American Colonists' arms at Lexington and Concord in 1775. Hundreds of County Sheriffs, County Commissioners, City Councils, and city Police Chiefs from Florida to California have announced their determination to ignore any federal regulations of firearms within their jurisdictions, and tens of States have enacted or are in the process of enacting legislation prohibiting the enforcement of any federal anti-gun laws within their borders.
Americans are acutely aware that any legislation that infringes their right to keep and bear any damn weapon they may please is unconstitutional. The Gun Control Act of 1968, signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson, and the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act, signed by President Bill Clinton in 1993, were recognized as clearly unconstitutional. They were, however, reluctantly accepted as temporary political overreactions to the assassination of John Kennedy and the shooting of Reagan's press secretary James Brady. Besides, Johnson, who was a Texan, and Clinton, who was from Arkansas, knew very well just how far they could nudge the giant without excessively arousing him. The current resident of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, unfortunately, lacks that knowledge and certainly does not possess that level of finesse.
Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto, one of the few Japanese officers in World War II who had lived and studied in the United States, is said to have remarked upon being advised of the success of the December 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor, "I fear we may have awakened a sleeping giant." Barack Husein Yamamoto, I fear, does not share Isoroku Yamamoto's understanding of the American people. Born a British subject and indoctrinated in his youth with the Muslim and Communist propaganda that America is weak and corrupt, Obama is neither philosophically nor intellectually capable of appreciating the power and conviction of the sleeping giant he is awakening.
Some things are unconditional – the devotion of a faithful dog, the dedication of a mother to her child, and the determination of an American to keep the government's &#@?%*! hands off of his only defense against government abuse.
Be careful, Harry. The sleeping giant is stirring. What you are seeing is not terrorism. It's something I'm afraid you don't really understand -- Ameicanism!