President Trump To Address 153rd NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits

posted on May 14, 2024
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President Donald J. Trump will address attendees at the 2024 NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits (NRAAM) on Saturday, May 18 in Dallas, Texas. It’s the ninth time President Trump—who is also an NRA Life member—will reaffirm his strong commitment to the Second Amendment and the rich American tradition of firearm ownership from the NRA stage.

“President Trump is under relentless attacks because he is not afraid to fight for those who share his American values,” said NRA Interim Executive Vice President and CEO Andrew Arulanandam. “He is uniquely qualified to address our members who know what it’s like to stand for something, even when it’s hard. The NRA and our millions of members around the country have President Trump’s back, and we know he has ours.”

Full details are available online. The event runs from 2 to 4 p.m., but due to the large crowd expected, doors will open at noon to allow people to find a seat in advance. There is no charge to attend, but NRA membership is required, and security is being handled by the Secret Service (so consult the above link for restricted items). At 11 a.m., members will be allowed to form a line outside Hall A in Dallas’ Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center.  

The official kick-off for NRAAM, however, is the 2024 National NRA Foundation Banquet and Auction. It takes place two days beforehand, May 16. The Foundation’s Banquet and Auction will also be held in Hall A at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center. Festivities begin at 5 p.m.

There will be a variety of games, raffles, and auctions featuring exotic hunts and exclusive merchandise at the gathering. Funds raised at the attendee-favorite event benefit The NRA Foundation, America’s leading charitable organization in support of the shooting sports. The organization has funded more than 60,000 grants, impacting millions, since its inception. Here’s a sneak peak at the live auction items that go up for bid that evening and tickets are still available.

The NRAAM is the largest gathering of NRA members and Second Amendment supporters in the country. Spanning three days of free seminars, special events, and the massive Exhibit Hall filled with 14 acres of the latest guns and gear from the most popular companies in the firearm and outdoors industry, it is the premiere event for NRA members and patriots from around the nation.


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