I’m looking forward to seeing many of you over Memorial Day weekend at the 151st NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits in Houston, Texas. From entertainment to special events, it’s all happening in the Lone Star State, where NRA members will gather at the George R. Brown Convention Center May 27-29 to celebrate freedom and honor those who have served our country.
The NRA Annual Meeting is the largest gathering of NRA members and Second Amendment supporters in the United States. The Exhibit Hall, spanning more than 14 acres this year, will showcase the latest guns and gear from your favorite brands. Be sure to wear your best walking shoes, because with all that exhibit space, you can spend all three days exploring products from the most popular firearm companies in the country and still not see everything. You can book the hunt of a lifetime in our exclusive outfitter section, view priceless collections of firearms in the gun collector area, and observe an amazing array of knives, wildlife art, shooting accessories, hunting gear, ATVs and more.
On Friday, May 27 is the NRA-ILA Leadership Forum—one of the most politically significant events around. Hear from our nation’s top Second Amendment leaders about what is at stake in the upcoming midterm elections. Additionally, NRA leadership will address the Association membership—along with recognizing the youngest and oldest among us—at the Annual Meeting of Members on Saturday, May 28.
The NRA Annual Meeting is one of my favorite events each year because it’s a celebration of patriotic values and the Second Amendment. With musical heavyweights Don McLean and Lee Greenwood headlining, the NRA Grand Ole Night of Freedom Concert on Saturday night is a must-attend event. Plus, you can support the NRA Institute for Legislative Action’s lobbying efforts at the 14th Annual NRA-ILA Dinner and Auction on May 27.
One of the most talked about events each year, on May 27, the NRA Women’s Leadership Forum Luncheon and Auction will once again connect philanthropic women and provide different avenues to defend our cherished Second Amendment rights. There’s also the NRA Women’s New Energy Breakfast on Sunday, May 29, with coffee and conversation for like-minded female NRA members.
In addition, I want to encourage everyone attending to check out the many seminars that are available in Houston this year, such as the NRA Foundation’s National Firearms Law Seminar on May 27, which will cover important firearms law topics drawn from around the nation.
As you can see, this is a jam-packed weekend you will not want to miss! Admission to the NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits for NRA members and their immediate families is free. Learn more at nraam.org.