It’s that time of year!!!

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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Seventy-thousand attendees are expected at this year’s Annual Meetings and Exhibits, sponsored by Midway USA, 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 sponsored by Midway USA 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 is presented by Bushnell and 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, sponsored by Midway USA, 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 presented by Cabela’s throughout the three-day convention, including: Methods of Concealed, Gun Dog & Retriever Training, Defensive Shooting Skill Development and Refuse to a Victim®.

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I’ll be there, how about you???

Oh yeah, and the NRA 500 is coming on Fox now!  So much for TV not showing it… 😀


It’s that time of year!!! — 13 Comments

  1. The only way I’ll ever be able to attend an NRA convention is if/when they have one here in Anchorage. After all, we’ve got that brand new convention center & everything …

  2. I’ll be there! Something I’ve wanted to do for years and now that I’m (semi) retired can actually do.

  3. I should be there. Friday afternoon. I’m only 3 hours south. I just need to figure out how to pay for the hotel for my daughter and I. I need her to drive or I won’t be able to function well.

  4. Rev- Understood, if there is anything you want me to look at, let me know!

    TOTW- Looking forward to seeing you!

    Opus- LOTS of walking!!! 🙂

    Mark- Drop me an email when you figure out where you’re staying.

    Keads- Hopefully!

    JR- Heard that…

  5. Check yer eMail, Sir!! 😉

    Depending on where folks are staying, it might behoove to utilize the Park & Rides – also, there’s a GREAT grocery store within walking distance of the GRB, lots of European “stuff”, to stash in the room fridges 😉 There’s also Tactical Firearms in Katy {comparatively short drive} where one can rent & test fire just about ANYTHING they have for sale {NICE indoor range, too – I qual’d for my CHL there}

    STILL waiting on the NRA to get back with me on credentialing 🙁

    Semper Fi’, Y’all {Old NFO has my contact info}

  6. Alas, I’d hoped to go but it’s not to be this year. My wife and had a great time last year in St. Louis. But…life intervened this year and we’ll not be able to go. I hope next year the meeting is a bit closer to KC.