MEDIA ADVISORY: FOR MEDIA PLANNING PURPOSES ONLY
NRA's Annual Meetings & Exhibits 2013:
A Three-day Celebration of the Second Amendment and Our Freedom
Houston, Texas Hosts Nine Acres of Guns, Gear & Outfitters
Fairfax, Va. – The National Rifle Association (NRA) is pleased to announce this year's Annual Meetings and Exhibits, to be held at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas from May 3-5, 2013.
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Members of the news media who wish to cover this year’s event will need press credentials. For press credentials, please email your name, media affiliation, phone number, and email address to [email protected]. Credentials will be available for pick-up in the press office, room 330 on the third floor, starting at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 2. Television crews and still photographers should bring necessary equipment and lenses (sports lenses) to cover events from platforms at distances from 150-200 feet from the stage. (Please note: requests from U.S. media outlets will be given priority over foreign media requests. Consequently, foreign media should be prepared to wait extended periods to have access to the show floor.)
Seventy-thousand attendees are expected at this year’s Annual Meetings and Exhibits, making this one of the largest in NRA’s 142-year history. Leading firearm manufacturers will display the firearm industry’s latest and greatest products. Guides and outfitters, various hunting and shooting accessories, and an extensive private collection displayed by NRA-affiliated gun collector clubs will fill nine acres of convention space.
The ever-popular NRA-ILA Leadership Forum will take place on Friday, May 3, from 1:00-3:00 p.m. Confirmed speakers for the event include Governor Rick Perry, former Congressman Asa Hutchinson, Governor Bobby Jindal, former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, Senator Ted Cruz, former Senator Rick Santorum, former U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. John Bolton, and Emmy Award winner and host of Fox News’ “Justice with Judge Jeanine” Jeanine Pirro.
NRA Country, a proud partnership between NRA and country music's brightest stars, is pleased to present NRA Country Jam III, on the 3rd floor of the Houston convention center, Friday, May 3. This year's headlining act is the Eli Young Band. Doors will open at 6:00 p.m. NRA Country Jam III benefits the Folds of Honor Foundation, an organization who provides support services to the spouses and children of soldiers killed or disabled in service to our country.
NRA’s Stand and Fight Rally will take place Saturday, May 4, at 7:30 p.m. Glenn Beck, political commentator and host of the Glenn Beck Program, will be the featured speaker for the evening.
NRA’s Annual Meetings and Exhibits provide a safe and fun atmosphere the whole family can enjoy. NRA offers diverse seminars throughout the three-day convention, including: Methods of Concealed, Gun Dog & Retriever Training, Defensive Shooting Skill Development and Refuse to a Victim®.
For more information, including event tickets, please visit www.nraam.org.
Established in 1871, the National Rifle Association is America's oldest civil rights and sportsmen's group. More than four million members strong, NRA continues to uphold the Second Amendment 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. Be sure to follow the NRA on Facebook at www.facebook.com/NationalRifleAssociation and on Twitter @NRA.