Explore The NRA Universe Of Websites

APPEARS IN News

NRA’s 140th Annual Meetings & Exhibits: A Celebration of American Values

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Fairfax, Va. - The National Rifle Association (NRA) is pleased to announce this year’s Annual Meetings and Exhibits to be held at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania from April 29 – May 1.

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 28. 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 resources, requests from US media outlets will be given priority over foreign media requests. All foreign media requests will be handled as time and resources allow.)

This year’s Annual Meetings and Exhibits will have in excess of 60,000 attendees, putting this on target to be one of the largest and finest in NRA’s 140-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.

Back by popular demand, NRA’s Celebration of American Values Leadership Forum will take place Friday, Apr. 29; from 12:30 – 3:30 p.m. Confirmed speakers include: Pennsylvania Congressman Jason Altmire; Former Ohio Secretary of State Ken Blackwell; former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton; former chief executive of Godfather’s Pizza Herman Cain; former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich; Lt. Colonel Oliver North; Major Dan Rooney; former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum; Sgt. 1st Class Greg Stube; and Pennsylvania Senator Pat Toomey.

NRACountry, a proud partnership between NRA and Nashville’s brightest stars is pleased to present, in collaboration with Bushnell, NRACountry Jam I at Stage AE in Pittsburgh on Friday, April 29. Country music star Craig Morgan will headline the show with opening performances by Sarah Darling and Due West. Stage AE doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and the show starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets ($30) will be available at ticketmaster.com beginning Saturday, March 12 at 10:00 a.m. EST.

NRA’s 3rd Annual Celebration of American Values Freedom Event will take place Saturday, Apr. 30, at 7:30 p.m. The featured speaker for the evening is former Arkansas governor, Mike Huckabee. Michael Reagan will be presenting the Ronald Reagan Leadership Award, and guests will be treated to a one-of-a-kind performance featuring award-winning comedian and member of the Blue Collar Comedy Tour, Jeff Foxworthy.

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 seminars throughout the three-day convention, including methods of concealed carry; hunting in Africa; Firearms Law; the Grassroots Workshop; and Refuse to Be a Victim®.

-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

News  

Monday, April 24, 2017

Lawsuit Filed Against California's Assault Weapons Control Act

The National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA) today announced it is supporting, along with the California Rifle and Pistol Association (CRPA), an important Second Amendment lawsuit challenging California’s newly expanded Assault Weapons Control ...

Illinois: Senate Passes Legislation that will Close Gun Stores

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Illinois: Senate Passes Legislation that will Close Gun Stores

Today, the Illinois Senate passed an amended version of Senate Bill 1657 by a 30-21 vote.  As amended, SB 1657 would exempt big box stores from its restrictions.

Brace Yourself: ATF Reconsiders Obama-Era Policy on Stabilizing Braces

News  

Gun Laws  

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Brace Yourself: ATF Reconsiders Obama-Era Policy on Stabilizing Braces

News broke this week that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) has reconsidered and “clarified” its Jan. 6, 2015 Open Letter on the use of stabilizing braces as shoulder stocks.

West Virginia: Governor Signs Pro-Gun Bills into Law

Thursday, April 27, 2017

West Virginia: Governor Signs Pro-Gun Bills into Law

Late yesterday, Governor Jim Justice signed two important pro-gun bills into law.

“F” Stands for Fail: School Jeopardizes Student’s Future for Possession of Squirt Gun

News  

Second Amendment  

Friday, April 21, 2017

“F” Stands for Fail: School Jeopardizes Student’s Future for Possession of Squirt Gun

Public education’s long-running “zero tolerance” war against anything that suggests the idea of a firearm (including, for example, clothing, gestures, toys, food, computer images, and favorable opinions of self-defense) has claimed another victim. This time ...

Illinois: Anti-Gun Legislators are Attempting to Sneak their Agenda into Unrelated Legislation

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Illinois: Anti-Gun Legislators are Attempting to Sneak their Agenda into Unrelated Legislation

Yesterday, Illinois Senate President John Cullerton proposed Senate Amendment 1 to his shell bill, Senate Bill 233.

South Carolina: Senate Subcommittee to Hear Multiple Gun Bills Tomorrow

Monday, April 24, 2017

South Carolina: Senate Subcommittee to Hear Multiple Gun Bills Tomorrow

Tomorrow, a subcommittee of the Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing to discuss several firearm-related bills, and subcommittee members need to hear from 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.

Rhode Island:  House Committee Will Hear Over a Dozen Gun Bills Tuesday Night

Monday, April 24, 2017

Rhode Island: House Committee Will Hear Over a Dozen Gun Bills Tuesday Night

On Tuesday, April 24, the House Judiciary Committee will hold a marathon hearing on several anti-gun bills.

California: Open Carry Ban Passes in the Assembly

Friday, April 21, 2017

California: Open Carry Ban Passes in the Assembly

Yesterday, the state Assembly passed Assembly Bill 7 by a vote of 44 to 29.   AB 424 was not considered during yesterday’s floor session, however it remains eligible for a vote at any time.  

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.