The National Rifle Association (NRA) announces new dates for their 150th Annual Meetings, Exhibits and Convention for this year. Originally scheduled for mid-May, the event will remain in Houston, …
The National Rifle Association (NRA) announces new dates for their 150th Annual Meetings, Exhibits and Convention for this year. Originally scheduled for mid-May, the event will remain in Houston, Texas, at the George R. Brown Convention Center. The new dates are September 3-5, 2021.
The COVID-19 virus restrictions have caused many organizations to cancel and postpone their events. The NRA rescheduled its 150th Anniversary celebration to help members and exhibitors make the necessary plans to attend. A total of 850 exhibitors will display merchandise that offers attendees a one-of-a-kind experience with thousands of firearms and related accessories, along with all manner of shooting and hunting gear, on display from all of their favorite manufacturers.
Because of the postponement, NRA Board of Directors election and other accompanying materials will also be delayed but will be published in the June/July 2021 Official Journal magazines. All voting members should take note and watch for NRA board election communications later than normal.
The 150th NRA Annual Meetings, Exhibits and Convention is free to all NRA members. Some events require a ticket, which can be ordered in advance.
Members should watch their monthly membership magazine or go to nraam.org for updates and the latest information. Make your plans to come to Houston and celebrate 150 years of NRA service to America.
NRA's LATEST LAWSUIT!
The NRA's Institute for Legislative Action has partnered with the NY State Rifle and Pistol Association to ask the US Supreme Court to hear a challenge to New York's restrictive process of issuing concealed carry licenses.
This lawsuit could challenge New York's requirement for applicants to demonstrate “proper cause” to carry a firearm, while New York routinely employs this arbitrary standard to deny carry permits. The NRA argues that this right should be available to all people, instead of a subset of the people that can distinguish themselves from their fellow Americans by showing proper cause.
It was further explained, what the state is asking you to provide exclusive reasons why you should have the ability to have a concealed carry permit. This is not what other court cases have said and this is not what the Second Amendment says, it says a citizen of the United States is allowed to possess a firearm.
It will be interesting to hear the ruling on this lawsuit.
Jack Danchak is a longtime sportsmen and spent 30 years as the President of the Federation of Sportsmen's Clubs of Sullivan County, Inc.