So after being brainwashed with grossly incorrect information and all-out lies from anti-gun lobbying groups, Jay Leno has cancelled his emceeing role at the 2015 SHOT Show State of the Industry Dinner. The National Shooting Sports Foundation’s annual SHOT (Shooting Hunting and Outdoor Trade) Show takes place in Las Vegas, NV this January. After seeing record numbers at the 2014 show, NSSF expects next year’s attendance will break the record 67,000 attendees it saw last year.
Leno, who backed out on his commitment to emceeing the event after receiving pressure from anti-gun shills, personally called Po Murray, chairman of the Newtown Action Alliance, to assure her of his cancellation. The NSSF issued the following statement in response to his cancellation:
We are clearly disappointed by Jay Leno’s decision not to perform at the 2015 SHOT Show State of the Industry Dinner. He unilaterally cancelled his promised appearance due to pressure from the anti-gun lobby, which included false statements about our industry and its commitment to genuine firearms safety, which we attempted to personally correct with him, but to no avail.
We are not deterred by their publicity seeking nor are we unfamiliar with the bullying political tactics of the gun control groups that seem to have as little respect for the First Amendment as they continually demonstrate with regard to the Second Amendment.
We are proud of the many programs that we run that meaningfully contribute to public safety including our long standing Project ChildSafe and Don’t Lie for the Other Guy initiatives in addition to our members everyday work in compliance with comprehensive federal and state laws. We will not allow the lawful commerce in firearms nor our industry to be demonized and we will continue to speak out for the Second Amendment rights of the millions of law-abiding citizens who are our customers.
Despite Mr. Leno’s cancellation, we look forward to having our biggest and best State of the Industry Dinner to date with a performer that respects the contributions of our industry and the customers it supports.
I am utterly disgusted with Mr. Leno’s failure to listen to facts and blatantly disregard his obligation promised to the NSSF. I am a proud attendee of the SHOT show and look forward to the State of the Industry Dinner every year. What the NSSF does for gun safety, the Second Amendment and shooting sports is dignified and deserves respect. The work of Project Child Safe alone is something I tout regularly in my blogs and on the air with Cam & Co.
Have any of these groups ever bothered to meet with the NSSF and learn about what they really do? I doubt it, but when did people start making personal decisions based on what some people believe (and lies they spew) over facts and reality?