Jay Leno Cancels Gun Show : Leno Under Fire for SHOT Show Speaking Gig

Updated: November 20, 2014
Jay Leno Cancels Gun Show : Leno Under Fire for SHOT Show Speaking Gig

Jay Leno Cancels Performance at Gun Trade Show, The former host of “The Tonight Show” cancelled his performance scheduled Jan. 20 at the 2015 Shooting, Hunting and Outdoors Show held annually in Las Vegas after liberal activists targeted the comic.

Statement :

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.