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

Friday, May 7, 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. at the Time Warner Cable Arena. Confirmed speakers for this unique, members-only event include Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour; Former Ohio Secretary of State Ken Blackwell; Former U.N. 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 radio and television personality and best selling author Glenn Beck and former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich. 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.

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