Eagles’ Trent Cole Boycotting Harrisburg Gun Show…Not For the Reason You Think

The Sandy Hook massacre was a tipping point, for gun control activists and for gun rights advocates. It took Sandy Hook for Barack Obama to commission a weapons task force, and to propose a sweeping gun control agenda. And it was the Connecticut shooting, likewise, that convinced pro-gun rights politicians like Bob Casey to support re-instating the federal assault weapons ban. At first blush, it seems the Eagles’ Defensive End Trent Cole, a big hunter, feels similarly, after announcing yesterday that he was boycotting a mammoth weeklong gun show that will take place in two weeks in Harrisburg.

Way to take a stand, Trent! Oh wait, what’s that I’m hearing? Ah, he’s boycotting the show because the gun show is in turn boycotting assault weapons.