2016 NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits
by Boge Quinn
Photography by Boge Quinn
May 27, 2016
The 2016 NRA Annual Meetings were held May 20-22, 2016, in Louisville, KY. With 2016 being a Presidential election year, the NRA Annual Meetings were abuzz with the possibility of having, at long last, a person in the White House who respects the Second Amendment, along with our other cherished Freedoms and Liberties; on the other side of the coin, the Meetings were also filled with dread at the possibility of having another President who would continue - even accelerate - the erosion of those precious Freedoms, and continue America's slide into the Abyss. Even with the future of our Country and our way of life riding on the outcome of a single election cycle, the mood at the Annual Meetings was generally optimistic as Donald Trump received the NRA's endorsement for the 2016 Presidential Election.
But Jeff and I did not attend the NRA Annual Meetings to go to political meetings, attend press conferences, or listen to concerts and speeches; rather, as we always do, we attended the NRA Annual Meetings to see the newest mid-year offerings from the gun makers, see what is coming from cutting-edge companies offering innovative new products and services, visit old friends, and make new friends. We find the NRA Show to be a much friendlier and more laid-back experience than the SHOT Show, as any NRA member can attend the NRA show, while only Industry, Media, and Law Enforcement can attend the SHOT Show. Because of this, the gun makers can directly interact with those who actually buy their products, and we get to meet many new friends.
The NRA Annual Meetings are something every Freedom-loving person should see at least once in their lifetime. The 2017 NRA Annual Meetings will be held April 27-30, 2017, in Atlanta, GA - we hope to see you there!
If you are not currently an NRA member, please join now and help us in the fight that lies ahead!