2024 Forward Look: NRA Leaping Into A Big Year

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posted on March 6, 2024
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This year holds a lot of promise for the National Rifle Association of America. Here are some highlights so far and what is yet to come.

In February, the NRA Great American Outdoor Show, held at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center in Harrisburg, Pa., welcomed attendees who cherish our hunting and shooting heritage. During the nine-day show, more than 1,000 exhibitors covering 650,000 square feet presented the latest products and gear, along with outfitters offering the chance to book once-in-a-lifetime hunts and fishing trips in America and abroad. In addition, top outdoors experts conducted more than 200 educational seminars and demonstrations, covering topics such as hunting, fishing, trapping, self-defense tactics and wild-game cooking. Visit greatamericanoutdoorshow.org to learn more.

The 2024 NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits will be held at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas, Texas, May 17-19, and is expected to attract more than 80,000 NRA members. This year’s exhibit hall will feature more than 14 acres of guns and gear, along with a host of special events for NRA members, including dozens of seminars and workshops, celebrity appearances and more. Make plans now to join fellow Second Amendment patriots and their families for a freedom-filled weekend—go to nraam.org for more information.

April will see the return of the NRA World Shooting Championship after a five-year hiatus. Held for the first time at Camp Atterbury, an Indiana National Guard base located about 37 miles south of Indianapolis, the 2024 NRA World Shooting Championship will boast a total prize purse of $250,000 thanks to title sponsor Walther Arms and other generous corporate partners. Learn more at wsc.nra.org.

This summer, the NRA National Matches will enter its fourth year at Camp Atterbury. Our flagship competition will commence July 22 with the opening ceremony and the National Precision Pistol Championships and conclude August 19 with the National High Power Long-Range Championships and Palma Matches. Our hardworking NRA Competitive Shooting Division staff consolidated some of the match days to make attendance at the NRA National Matches easier for shooters. Register now at competitions.nra.org.

Always a crowd-pleaser, the NRA National Firearms Museum at our headquarters in Fairfax, Va., is a destination that all NRA members should visit. The museum—with 15 galleries featuring approximately 3,000 firearms—is open seven days a week. Learn more at nramuseum.org.

Additionally, we would like to highlight the many NRA programs that make a difference every year, such as our extensive Education and Training programs, the Eddie Eagle Gun Safety Program, Youth Hunter Education Challenge and the NRA Youth Education Summit.

None of these programs and events would be possible without YOU and your enduring support of NRA. These programs underscore a vital NRA commitment—to keep America safe and free.

Learn more about NRA programs at explore.nra.org.

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