Houston, Texas Hosts Several Acres of Guns, Gear & Outfitters

FOR MEDIA PLANNING PURPOSES

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.

For more information, including event tickets, please visit www.nraam.org.

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 media@nrahq.org. 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 to have access to the show floor.)

More than 65,000 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 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 include Governor Rick Perry, former Congressman Asa Hutchinson, Governor Bobby Jindal, Senator Ted Cruz, former Senator Rick Santorum, and more.

NRACountry, a proud partnership between NRA and country music’s brightest stars, is pleased to present NRACountry Jam III at the 3rd floor of the Houston Convention Center on Friday, May 3. This year’s headlining act is the Eli Young Band. Doors will open at 6:00 p.m.

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. Guests will also be treated to a rousing performance by superstar comedian and impressionist Frank Caliendo.

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 attraction – both for participants and observers. NRA offers diverse seminars throughout the three-day convention, including methods of concealed carry; hunting; Firearms Law; the Grassroots Workshop; and Refuse to Be a Victim®.

For further updates and announcements, be sure to follow NRA on Facebook at www.facebook.com/NationalRifleAssociation and on Twitter @NRA.


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