Posted June 11, 2020 3:15 am by Comments

By Chris Eger

The 2015 NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits at Nashville’s Music City Center saw 78,865 in attendance over a three-day period (Photo: Chris Eger/
The National Rifle Association this week announced the previously canceled annual member’s meeting is back on but with a new date and location.
The 149th Annual Meeting of Members had previously been scheduled for April in Nashville, Tennessee but was canceled several weeks prior due to the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic. The NRA this week posted on social media that the event has been rescheduled for Saturday, Sept. 5, and will now be held at the Springfield Exposition Center located in downtown Springfield, Missouri.
“The Meeting with take place in Halls A/B/C of the Expo Center and commence at 9:00 a.m. Central Time,” said the group. “All members are invited to attend.”
The Springfield Expo Center boasts some 170,000 sq. ft. of space and is smaller than Nashville’s Music City Center where the NRAAM was originally set to be held earlier this year. The rescheduled event will likewise be a more scaled-down affair than originally planned. While the NRA’s meeting last year in Indianapolis featured 880 exhibitors and vendors and drew over 80,000 attendees, the Springfield Visitors Bureau told local


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