The NRA's Annual Meetings and Exhibits (convention) will be held at the Music Center in Nashville, Tennessee on April 16-19. This event was held in Nashville in 2015, and it was one of the best shows …
The NRA's Annual Meetings and Exhibits (convention) will be held at the Music Center in Nashville, Tennessee on April 16-19. This event was held in Nashville in 2015, and it was one of the best shows ever, and this year should be no exception.
Last year, more than 81,000 NRA members traveled to Indianapolis, Indiana to meet friends, learn and share their views with other 2nd Amendment members, enjoy Nashville's Country Music atmosphere and allow attendees to view the displays of over 600 firearm and accessory companies on both of the inside and outside of the Music City Center. From large pavilions outside to 350,000 square feet inside, there will be over 10 acres of the latest guns and gear on display. You will be able to have the opportunity to handle new products and talk directly with big name manufacturers.
Nashville is also home to famous attractions like the Grand Ole Opry and the Country Music Hall of Fame, so its only fitting that multiple concerts will be held at this year's convention, including the famous Charlie Daniels Band.
Beginning on Thursday evening a BBQ will be held with fantastic food, raffles and auctions to benefit the Friends of the NRA program. On Friday the Women's Leadership Forum will be held with food, auctions and entertainment. The packed full house of like-minded women will provide the enthusiasm, ideas and camaraderie.
Women will come away more inspired and committed to the cause of freedom than ever before.
Also on Friday the NRA-ILA Forum will be held. Wayne LaPierre and Jason Quirnet will welcome 2nd Amendment leaders from government, media and entertainment to take stock of the current state of firearms freedoms and to present serious insight into the future outlook. You can also check out many impressive items donated for the auction, including engraved firearms, suppressors, knives, fine art, guided hunts, optics and trips from around the world.
Saturday's main event is the Annual Meeting of Members¸ where for the 149th consecutive year, the NRA encourages members to participate and help shape its future. At this historic gathering, members hear directly from the officers about the state of the NRA and have the chance to vote on issues and elect the 76th member of the NRA Board.
Sunday will start off with the National Prayer Breakfast, where members will hear Christian inspirational messages and music. Immediately afterward, the Women's New Energy Breakfast will offer one last chance for women to network, learn about relevant programs, and meet the leadership and staff of the NRA. The new Sunday Seminar Series will deliver talks on topics like methods of concealed carry, guns from major battles, personal protection techniques and much more.
The weekend will end with the hearing about the NRA's future and activities will be held such as a scavenger hunt, cow roping, BB and airsoft gun shooting, archery and an ice-cream social.
To register and to get further information about this event, go to www.nraam.org.
jack danchak is the President of the Federation of Sportsmen's Clubs of Sullivan County.