Vice President’s Message
146th NRA Annual Meeting – Join Us
by Vincent Shuck
Marty referred to the upcoming NRA annual meeting in this month’s President’s Column, but consider this your official invitation to join Gila, Marty and me at the NRA Annual Meeting in Atlanta. The meeting will be conducted at the Georgia World Congress Center, April 28-30, 2017.
The city of Atlanta rose from the ashes of the American Civil War to become a national center of commerce. It is known for including the world’s busiest airport, home of the 1996 Summer Olympic Games, and the Atlanta Braves, Hawks and Falcons professional teams.
While taking in the city sights can be enjoyable, the NRA Annual Meeting itself should keep you and 80,000 other colleagues pretty busy. With almost 800 exhibitors, including the Network, you can spend your time exploring products from every firearm company in the country, book the hunt of a lifetime in the outfitter section, and view priceless collections of firearms in the gun collector area. Educational seminars, special events and celebrity speakers are available to break up your walking time in the exhibit hall. Admission to the NRA meeting is free to NRA members and families.
We will be there in Booth #2515 ready to welcome new members. But we especially like the NRA meeting because we get to greet many of our current members. This is always a highlight of our NRA meeting experience. So, even if you are rushing on your way to see the other 799 exhibitors, at least wave and let us know you are passing by. And, proudly wear your Network hat at the meeting!
Marty, Gila and I will be in the booth on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, unless we are on a temporary mission that takes us to another location, but we will also have Massad Ayoob on Saturday and Sunday offering autograph opportunities. Be sure to stop in and say hello to him.
For more information on the NRA meeting, pre-registration and assistance with housing or travel, visit www.nraam.org. Come join us in Atlanta at booth #2515 – and bring a friend!
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