Explore The NRA Universe Of Websites

APPEARS IN News

NRA 130th Annual Meetings & Exhibits Kansas City, Mo, May 18-20

Wednesday, April 11, 2001

Events to include exhibits, special sessions, family activities as nation`s oldest civil rights organization celebrates 130 years of freedom and service to America
(WASHINGTON, DC) -- The National Rifle Association, America`s oldest civil rights organization, will hold its 130th Annual Meetings & Exhibits May 18-20, at the Kansas City Convention Center, in Kansas City, Missouri. Members of the news media are invited to attend and cover the event. To reserve media credentials, please call NRA Public Affairs at (703) 267-3820. At the event, NRA`s on-site Press Office will be in Room 2213 of the Kansas City Convention Center. Media credentials may be picked up in that Press Office beginning Thursday, May 17. The on-site Press Office telephone number will be (816) 513-5401. ONLY members of U.S. news media organizations will receive credentials and be allowed to cover the convention. Due to resource limitations, no foreign media will be credentialed. Television crews and still photographers should bring necessary equipment and lenses (sports lenses) to cover some events from platforms at a distance from the stage. Throughout the weekend, NRA will offer a number of special sessions on topics of interest to NRA members and the general public, including: women and the right of personal protection; firearms collecting; sport shooting and more. The NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits are traditionally recognized as one of the premier exhibitions for the shooting sports. NRA officials expect over 40,000 participants at the event. Hundreds of exhibits for hunters, competitive shooters, instructors, collectors and outdoor enthusiasts will be on display in [square footage] feet of exhibit space. Entrance is free to NRA members and family members who register and wear their identification badges. Admission is also free to law enforcement, firefighters, military personnel and national recognized youth organizations (e.g., Boy Scouts of America) in uniform. Saturday, May 19, the 130th NRA Members Banquet will be held, featuring a special keynote speaker. The NRA Board of Directors will hold its regular business meeting on May 21-22 at the Kansas City Marriott Downtown, 200 W. 12th Street, to conduct its annual election of officers and any other business brought before the board. Following this advisory is a preliminary schedule of events. National Rifle Association of America 130th Annual Meetings & Exhibits Preliminary Schedule of Events Friday, May 18 10:00 am Exhibit Hall Opens (Closes at 6:00 pm) Convention Center, Halls D & E 1:00 pm OPENING CELEBRATION! Convention Center, Room 4300 EFGH 6:00 pm Friends of NRA Dinner & Auction (Ticket Required) Kansas City Marriott Downtown, Colonial/Imperial Ballroom Saturday, May 19 7:00 am NRA Prayer Breakfast (Ticket Required) Kansas City Marriott Downtown, Basie A/A1/B/B1 10:00 am Exhibit Hall Opens (Closes at 6:00 pm) Convention Center, Halls D & E 10:00 am 130th Annual Meeting of Members Convention Center, Hall C 7:00 pm Banquet Reception Convention Center, Hall B 8:00 pm 130th Members Banquet (Ticket Required) Convention Center, Hall A Sunday, May 20 9:30 am Special Session: National Gun Collecting Awards Presentation Convention Center, Room 4204 A 9:30 am Special Session: For the Record: Media Commentators Speak Out Convention Center, Room 4203 A 10:00 am Exhibit Hall Opens (Closes at 5:00 pm) Convention Center, Halls D & E 1:30 pm Special Session: Methods of Conceal Carry Convention Center, Room 4203 A/B 1:30 pm Special Session: Women Calling the Shots -- Leadership Roles in Shooting Sports Convention Center, Room 4204 A 3:30 pm NRA Women`s Reception Convention Center, Level 3 Window Area
TRENDING NOW
King County Unveils “Common Sense” Action Plan: Ban “Semi-automatic, High Velocity Weapons”

News  

Friday, August 10, 2018

King County Unveils “Common Sense” Action Plan: Ban “Semi-automatic, High Velocity Weapons”

In a July 23rd op-ed, Joe McDermott, the Council Chair of King County, Washington, introduced a multi-prong “King County Gun Safety Action Plan” aimed at reducing gun violence.

Divided Appeals Panel Upholds California Ban on Post-2013 Pistols

News  

Friday, August 10, 2018

Divided Appeals Panel Upholds California Ban on Post-2013 Pistols

Imagine if California, to combat what the legislature considered the serious problem of manmade global warming, required all new vehicles sold by car dealers in the state to run on grass clippings, rather than fossil ...

NoFundMe: NRA Protest March Nets $70 in National Fundraising Effort

News  

Friday, August 10, 2018

NoFundMe: NRA Protest March Nets $70 in National Fundraising Effort

Crowd funding is a relatively recent innovation that allows a person or cause to leverage the vast reach of the Internet to raise money for virtually every imaginable purpose. Even small donations of a few ...

Canada: Toronto Mayor Calls for Gun Bans, Ontario Premier Targets Criminals

News  

Friday, August 10, 2018

Canada: Toronto Mayor Calls for Gun Bans, Ontario Premier Targets Criminals

Canadian anti-gun politicians’ campaign to disarm law-abiding citizens continued this week. On Monday, the Canadian press reported on an August 3 letter from Toronto Mayor John Tory to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. In the missive, Tory appeared to back ...

Outrage of the Week: Shopify Targets America's Guns

News  

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Outrage of the Week: Shopify Targets America's Guns

Hundreds of firearms retailers may have to close soon because a powerful Canadian tech company, Shopify, recently decided it was anti-gun and issued an ultimatum: Do business our way or not at all.

Adventures in Correlation

News  

Friday, August 10, 2018

Adventures in Correlation

Senator Chris Murphy of Connecticut recently linked to a news article about a CDC report on homicides, claiming that “allowing more guns in more places isn’t making us safer. It’s doing the opposite.”

College Lacrosse Coach Discriminates Against Pro-2A Player

News  

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

College Lacrosse Coach Discriminates Against Pro-2A Player

A college lacrosse player at Palm Beach Atlantic (PBA) University in Florida was told by his coach in June that he had to choose between the team or posting his hunting and firearm pictures online. “You ...

Guide To The Interstate Transportation Of Firearms

Gun Laws  

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Guide To The Interstate Transportation Of Firearms

CAUTION: Federal and state firearms laws are subject to frequent change. This summary is not to be considered as legal advice or a restatement of law.

NRA Endorses Hyde-Smith for U.S. Senate

News  

Monday, August 13, 2018

NRA Endorses Hyde-Smith for U.S. Senate

FAIRFAX, Va. – The National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF) announced on Monday its endorsement of Cindy Hyde-Smith to represent Mississippi in the U.S. Senate. 

NRA Statement on 3-D Printers and Plastic Firearms

News  

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

NRA Statement on 3-D Printers and Plastic Firearms

FAIRFAX, Va.— Chris W. Cox, executive director, National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action, released the following statement on Tuesday:  

MORE TRENDING +
LESS TRENDING -

More Like This From Around The NRA

NRA ILA

Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the "lobbying" arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.