The National Rifle Association (NRA) is the
largest gun rights organization in the United States. Every year, the NRA holds
a convention to celebrate, promote and protect our second amendment rights.
This year, the NRA convention was held in Indianapolis Indiana, and it was a
The NRA convention is a great opportunity
for gun owners to come together and celebrate their constitutional rights and
spend a long weekend with like-minded individuals. This year’s convention
boasts that there were over 14 miles of isles filled with new and innovative
products related to the firearms and outdoor industry. I personally had to
cover the entire show at least three times so I must have walked a minimum of 40
miles throughout the show.
With over 77 thousand in attendance, this
three-day event went without incident. No cross words, no altercations. That weekend, Indianapolis was probably the
safest city in the country. To kick off the convention, they play the national
anthem prior to allowing anyone onto the convention center floor. Every person
in attendance stopped what they were doing, put down their coffee, paused their
conversations, took off their hats and put their hands over their heart as a
show of patriotism and the respect that our great nation has earned. What an
awe-inspiring sight to see thousands of men, women and children with their
patriotism on full display. It made me proud to be an American.
There were a variety of activities and
events during the convention. There were seminars on gun safety, gun laws, and
gun rights. The NRA banquet also featured a number of speakers such as
President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and South Dakota Governor
Kristi Noem. Governor Noem works tirelessly to protect the citizens of South
Dakota, as any respectable governor should. She even signed an executive order (executive
order 23-04) that prevents state agencies in South Dakota from doing business
with banks and other financial institutions that discriminate against the right
to bear arms.
I would have to say that over-all, this was
a great weekend. I had the opportunity to see new firearm and other outdoor
products such as optics, thermals optics, clothing, firearm accessories and so
much more. The NRA Convention is not just a celebration of our second amendment
rights, it gives us the chance to spend some quality time with old friends and
clients and the opportunity to connect with some new ones. I always look
forward to this annual pilgrimage to not only celebrate our second amendment
rights, but to celebrate the American Way with those who truly appreciate it.
We look forward to seeing everyone in
Dallas for NRA 2024 convention.