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Thursday, March 22, 2007

Members of the media are invited to pre-register at media@nrahq.org

Fairfax, VA - The National Rifle Association is pleased to announce this year’s Annual Meetings and Exhibits to be held at the America’s Center in St. Louis, Missouri from April 13-15, 2007. 

Members of the news media are welcome to cover this year’s event.  For press credentials please call NRA Public Affairs at (703) 267-3820.  Credentials will be available for pick-up in the Press Office starting Thursday, April 12.  Television crews and still photographers should bring necessary equipment and lenses (sports lenses) to cover events from platforms at a distance from the stage.

With an estimated 50,000 attendees and over 300 exhibits, this year’s Annual Meetings and Exhibits promises to be among the best in NRA’s 136-year history. Leading firearm manufacturers will display  the firearm industry’s latest products. Various hunting and shooting accessories, and an extensive private collection displayed by NRA-affiliated gun collector clubs, will fill acres of convention space.  

NRA’s Annual Meetings and Exhibits provides a safe and fun atmosphere the whole family can enjoy. The ever-popular air rifle range is a top attention-grabber - both for participants and observers.  NRA offers diverse presentations throughout the three-day convention, including methods of concealed carry; Refuse to Be a Victim® Seminars; hunting in Africa; Thompson: An American Legend; and the Firearms Law Seminar. This year promises more Special Sessions for members and guests than ever before, like the new Personal Protection Outside the Home; and, especially for juniors, Shooting for Life Skills and Fun!

For more information; including Banquet tickets:
www.nraam.org


PRELIMINARY SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

THURSDAY, April 12   Member Registration, Information, & Services 2pm-6pm
 
6:00 pm National NRA Foundation Banquet - TICKET REQUIRED


FRIDAY, April 13   Member Registration, Information, Services & Sales 8am-6pm
  Air Gun Range: 9 am - 6 pm; Exhibit Hall  10am - 6pm

8:00 am Clubs & Associations Continental Breakfast (date & time subject to change)

8:00 am   Grassroots Continental Breakfast (date & time subject to change)

9:00 am Clubs & Associations Workshop (date & time subject to change)

9:00 am Grassroots Workshop (date & time subject to change)

9:00 am Annual Firearms Law Seminar
 - LIMITED SEATING PREREGISTRATION RECOMMENDED

11:00 am Sportsmen's Luncheon & Auction - TICKET REQUIRED

3:00 pm RefuseTo Be A Victim® Seminar 

3:00 pm Special Sessions:
 · Hunting Africa · Methods of Concealed Carry
 Opening Celebration (Time To Be Determined)


SATURDAY, April 14 Member Registration, Information, Services & Sales: 8 am - 6 pm
  Air Gun Range: 9 am - 6 pm; Exhibit Hall  10am - 6pm

7:00 am 2007 Prayer Breakfast - TICKET REQUIRED

10:00 am Annual Meeting of Members

2:00 pm Refuse To Be A Victim® Seminar

2:00 pm Special Sessions:
  · In Their Own Words · Shooting for Life Skills and Fun! · Thompson: An American Legend
7:00 pm NRA Members Banquet Reception

8:00 pm 136th NRA Members Banquet - TICKET REQUIRED


SUNDAY, April 15 Member Registration, Information, Services & Sales: 8 am - 5 pm
 Air Gun Range: 9 am - 5 pm; Exhibit Hall  10am - 5pm

11:00 am Special Session:
  · NRA and the Media: "It's Not the Critic Who Counts" · Personal Protection Outside the Home


MONDAY, April 16 & TUESDAY, April 17 

9:00 am NRA Board of Directors Meeting
 
NOTE: A detailed program will be available in St. Louis

- nra 
Established in 1871, the National Rifle Association is America’s oldest civil rights and sportsmen's group.  Four million members strong, NRA continues its mission to uphold Second Amendment rights and advocates enforcement of existing laws against violent offenders to reduce crime.  The Association remains the nation's leader in firearm education and training for law-abiding gun owners, law enforcement and the armed services.

 

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