Nikon pulled out of the 2018 NRA’s annual meeting

Bloomberg: this cached NRA web page says Nikon planned a “greatly expanded presence”

Nikon will not be part of NRA’s annual meeting this year – here is a quote from Bloomberg:

“Also missing: Nikon Inc. The photographic-equipment company, which also makes rifle scopes, has been an exhibitor at previous NRA conventions. Nikon executives also didn’t respond to requests for comment; nor did the NRA.

It’s unclear why the two companies decided not to join almost 900 other businesses and organizations—most of them in the firearms industry—in the sprawling exhibit hall that’s part of every NRA annual gathering. But cached NRA web pages suggest that the gun-rights group was expecting both companies to be involved. What’s clear is that a number of companies have ended relationships with the NRA in the weeks since the Feb. 14 mass shooting at Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, that left 17 students and staff members dead.

Nikon had planned to exhibit 28 new products at the convention, according to a cached NRA web page from March 1. “Prepare to experience an all-new Nikon at NRA 2018 with a greatly expanded presence in the tactical shooting optics world,” says a description that appears on that now-inactive page. It also notes that Nikon would be in booth 7420 in the Dallas exhibit hall.”

I understand and accept that people, especially in the U.S., feel strongly about this topic on both sides – I will just ask you to keep it civilized in the comments section.

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