80,000+ Members Attend the 146th NRA Annual Meetings in Atlanta
Over 80,000 members attended the 146th NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits in downtown Atlanta April 27-30, 2017. The marquee event, held this year at the Georgia World Congress Center, attracted 81,836 NRA members from across the country.
This year’s event boasted the largest exhibit hall ever, featuring 15 acres of firearms, gear and outfitters from more than 800 exhibitors.
In addition to the sprawling exhibit hall, the 146th NRA Annual Meetings featured an all-star lineup of special events and performances throughout the exciting four days.
The NRA-ILA Leadership Forum was headlined by US President Donald J. Trump, who reaffirmed his commitment to protecting gun rights to a sold-out crowd. He also thanked the NRA for their support in his successful 2016 campaign.
President Trump’s speech marked the first time a sitting U.S. President had addressed the NRA since President Ronald Reagan spoke at the NRA Annual Meetings in Phoenix in 1983.
The sold-out Saturday Night Concert Featuring Hank Williams Jr. and Special Guest Lee Brice rocked the house and continued the celebration that lasted throughout the weekend.
The National NRA Foundation Banquet kicked off the 146th NRA Annual Meetings with an evening full of friends, family, firearms and fundraising. Nearly 1,500 patriots celebrated their freedoms with an energy-packed evening commemorating 25 years of Friends of NRA and its mammoth fundraising efforts.
Tens of thousands of NRA members look forward to the NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits. The NRA will be continuing the traditions of the NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits next year in Texas.
The 147th NRA Annual Meetings will take place in Dallas, from May 3-6, 2018!