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Pa. outdoors show, focus of boycott, is postponed

HARRISBURG, Pa. — A large Pennsylvania outdoors show was postponed indefinitely Thursday after its organizers’ ban on assault weapons triggered a backlash and a growing vendor boycott.

Reed Exhibitions posted a notice on the website of the Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show that said an ‘‘emotionally charged atmosphere’’ had been created that would make it impossible to hold an event ‘‘designed to provide family enjoyment.’’

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