NRA cancels Carry Guard Expo due to Hurricane Florence
By Chris Eger
The notice, posted Tuesday afternoon, advises those who purchased tickets to the event or its paid workshops will receive refunds for their purchases.
The second annual event centered around the National Rifle Association’s concealed carry insurance program was canceled by the group due to a looming tropical threat.
Set for this weekend at the Greater Richmond Convention Center in Richmond, Virginia, the NRA Carry Guard Expo has been canceled due to Hurricane Florence. The notice, posted Tuesday afternoon, advises those who bought tickets to the event or its paid workshops will receive refunds.
“Despite this major weather event being beyond human control, the NRA regrets any inconvenience caused by this decision,” the NRA said in a statement. The group said the decision was reached after a State of Emergency was declared by Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam and “required careful deliberation and concern for the safety of attendees, exhibitors and others involved with the event.”
As of Tuesday afternoon, the National Weather Service’s National Hurricane Center has classified Florence as a dangerous category 4 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale, packing winds of 140 mph and is ripe to continue strengthening. On the forecast track, the center of Florence will move over the southwestern