NSSF announced a couple of days ago that comedian and former Tonight Show host, Jay Leno, decided to cancelled his appearance at SHOT SHOW 2015 in Las Vegas. Mr. Leno’s office made this statement regarding the untimely cancellation.
“When it came to his attention that this was actually a pro-gun lobby show, he immediately cancelled his appearance,” Bruce Bobbins, spokesman for Leno, told MSNBC. “He found out that it was not what he was originally told it was, and he decided to cancel.”
NSSF organizers issued a statement upon learning of Leno’s cancellation on their blog.
“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,”
The organization did not say who would replace Leno as the emcee.
Jay Leno’s decision to not attend SHOT is unfortunate. He’s a very talented comedian, avid motorcyclist and car collector, I especially like his love for vintage Cadillac’s
Our message to Jay is that SHOT SHOW is not just guns; manufacturers exhibit tents, camping equipment, sleeping bags, nature, trail cameras, hammocks, binoculars and telescopes…