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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®.

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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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