The National Rifle Association (NRA), America’s oldest civil rights and sportsmen’s group, has announced that the 2010 Annual Meetings and Exhibits will be held at the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, N.C. in mid-May.
This year’s event is expected to attract some 70,000 attendees to approximately 400 exhibits, and will feature leading firearm manufacturers who will display the firearm industry’s latest products. Visitors will also have a chance to view various hunting and shooting accessories and an extensive private collection by NRA-affiliated gun collector clubs.
NRA’s Celebration of American Values Leadership Forum will take place again this year, followed by the Celebration of American Values Freedom Event. Former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin is expected to headline one of the meetings.
"Governor Palin is one of the most requested speakers in America today," Wayne LaPierre, the NRA’s executive director, told CNN.
"She’s an outdoorsman, hunter and a steadfast supporter of our Second Amendment freedom," he added.
Among other noteworthy events during the three-day convention, there will be presentations on methods of concealed carry, hunting in Africa, firearms law, the grassroots workshop as well as Refuse to Be a Victim seminars.