Dexter, It was more of a NSSF decision -- since autos are for LEO and Military only legally speaking (in general). It's all about positioning the show to maximize the return for the exhibitors. Most shows that are geared towards law enforcement and military are not very effective for either the manufacturers or attendees from the LEO/Mil audience. The shows are small and localized, and limited in scope, so many of the LEO/Mil folks swarm to SHOT hoping to catch the latest and greatest, and it can muddle the show for exhibitors, even firearm manufacturers, whose primary source of sales are still the civilian sector. Since it's a sport related show, for retailers and wholesalers, they were keeping LEO/Mil stuff "under the hat." They were allowed to show these things "behind the curtain" to interested parties, no problem. Best, Brian.