NRA Explore
APPEARS IN News

NRA’s Annual Meetings & Exhibits 2010: A Celebration of American Values Charlotte, North Carolina hosts several Acres of Guns, Gear & Outfitters

Monday, April 12, 2010

Fairfax, Va. - The National Rifle Association (NRA) is pleased to announce this year’s Annual Meetings and Exhibits to be held at the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, North Carolina from May 14 - May 16.

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, May 13. Television crews and still photographers should bring necessary equipment and lenses (sports lenses) to cover events from platforms at a distance from the stage. (Please note: Due to limited staff availability, all foreign media requests will be handled as time and resources allow. We apologize for this inconvenience.)

This year’s Annual Meetings and Exhibits will have an estimated 70,000 attendees, putting this on target to be one of the largest and finest in NRA’s 139-year history. Leading firearm manufacturers will display the firearm industry’s latest and greatest products. Various hunting and shooting accessories and an extensive private collection displayed by NRA-affiliated gun collector clubs will fill acres of convention space. With approximately 400 exhibits, there is guaranteed to be something for everyone.

Back by popular demand, NRA’s Celebration of American Values Leadership Forum will take place Friday, May 14, from 12:30 – 4:30 p.m. Confirmed speakers for this unique, members-only event include Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour; Former Ohio Secretary of State Ken Blackwell; Ambassador John Bolton; Oklahoma Congressman Dan Boren; Television and Film Actor Chuck Norris; Lt. Colonel Oliver North; Former Governor of Alaska and Vice Presidential Candidate Sarah Palin; Indiana Congressman Mike Pence; and South Dakota Senator John Thune. Also included in the list of invited speakers are North Carolina’s very own Governor Bev Perdue, Senator Richard Burr and Congressman Heath Shuler.

NRA’s 2nd Annual Celebration of American Values Freedom Event will take place Saturday, May 15, at 7:30 p.m. at the Time Warner Cable Arena. The featured speakers for the evening are former Speaker of the House, Newt Gingrich and nationally-acclaimed commentator Sean Hannity. Guests will also be treated to a one-of-a-kind concert event featuring NRA Life Member and Grammy Award winning music legend, Charlie Daniels.

NRA’s Annual Meetings and Exhibits provide a safe and fun atmosphere the whole family can enjoy. The ever-popular air gun 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; hunting in Africa; Firearms Law; the Grassroots Workshop; and Refuse to Be a Victim® seminars. Also, if you’re interested in sightseeing, tours are being offered on Friday, May 14 and Sunday, May 16.

-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 to advocate 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 military.

TRENDING NOW
Massachusetts Attorney General Unilaterally Bans Thousands of Previously Legal Guns

News  

Friday, July 22, 2016

Massachusetts Attorney General Unilaterally Bans Thousands of Previously Legal Guns

On July 19, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey issued an “enforcement notice” that greatly expands the Commonwealth’s definition of “assault weapon.”  AG Healey alleges that the ban’s definition of “copy” or “duplicate” “assault weapons” has been misinterpreted ...

Chris W. Cox Delivers the Straight Truth on Hillary Clinton and the Second Amendment

News  

Friday, July 22, 2016

Chris W. Cox Delivers the Straight Truth on Hillary Clinton and the Second Amendment

On Tuesday, NRA-ILA Executive Director Chris W. Cox addressed the Republican National Convention about the grave threat to the Second Amendment posed by a Hillary Clinton presidency. On Wednesday, Clinton’s attack dogs were out in force, desperately ...

Gun Control Supporters Are Once Again Rebranding Their Efforts

News  

Friday, July 22, 2016

Gun Control Supporters Are Once Again Rebranding Their Efforts

Decades of failure to strip Americans of their gun rights has forced gun control groups to continually retool their anti-freedom message in the hopes of making it more palatable to the American public. As reported ...

The AR-15 Is The Musket Of Its Era

News  

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

The AR-15 Is The Musket Of Its Era

As the standard firearm of its day, the AR-15 does not represent some bizarre over-extension of the right to keep and bear arms. It is the very core of that right.

Massachusetts: Attend the Rally Against Attorney General Healey’s Gun Ban

Friday, July 22, 2016

Massachusetts: Attend the Rally Against Attorney General Healey’s Gun Ban

On Wednesday, Attorney General Healey overstepped her authority as Attorney General in an attempt to further restrict the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding gun owners in Massachusetts.  For the past 18 years firearm retailers have been operating ...

Download the Official NRA-ILA App!

News  

Friday, July 8, 2016

Download the Official NRA-ILA App!

At the 2016 NRA Annual Meeting in Louisville, Kentucky, NRA-ILA Executive Director Chris W. Cox sent a loud message to anti-gun lawmakers: the NRA, its members, and its activists, would “fight like hell” to defend ...

Oregon: Governor Brown Announces Her Misguided Gun Control Agenda

Friday, July 15, 2016

Oregon: Governor Brown Announces Her Misguided Gun Control Agenda

Today, Governor Kate Brown (D) announced her gun control agenda in Salem by calling upon the Oregon Legislature to pass three gun control policies in the 2017 legislative session.  During her press conference, Governor Brown ...

Massachusetts: Attorney General Healey Attacks Your Second Amendment Rights!

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Massachusetts: Attorney General Healey Attacks Your Second Amendment Rights!

Yesterday, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced that she wants to further restrict the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding Massachusetts citizens by arbitrarily changing the way her office enforces the state’s existing “assault weapons” ban.  ...

News  

Friday, July 1, 2016

California Governor Signs Draconian Gun Control Package into Law

Fairfax, Va.— California Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law on Friday a package of gun bills that were rushed through the state legislature with no regard for proper process. The National Rifle Association Institute for ...

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.

MORE TRENDING +
LESS TRENDING -
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.