Atlanta To Host 15 Acres of Guns and Gear

FAIRFAX, Va. – The 146th National Rifle Association Annual Meetings and Exhibits Sponsored by MidwayUSA is scheduled for April 27-30, 2017, at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. Tens of thousands of NRA members and Second Amendment supporters are expected to attend the four-day celebration of freedom. With 15 acres of guns and gear, this year’s event will be the biggest NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits ever!

The exhibit hall opens Friday, April 28 at 9 a.m., featuring more than 800 exhibitors from across the firearms and gear industry. Attendees can also enjoy countless seminars, workshops, special events and celebrity meet-and-greets during the four-day event.

The National NRA Foundation Banquet, sponsored by Henry Repeating Arms, Century Arms, and Kimber, will take place Thursday evening April 27 at 5 p.m., at the GWCC’s Thomas Murphy Ballroom, and will feature an exciting live and silent auction and fun-filled games to benefit The NRA Foundation. Additionally, the popular Wall of Guns, sponsored by Century Arms, Henry Repeating Arms, Kimber and Kel-Tec, returns to the NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits this year!

The NRA-ILA Leadership Forum, sponsored by Townhall Media and Bearing Arms, is scheduled for Friday, April 28 at 12:30 p.m. This annual assembly of the nation’s foremost Second Amendment advocates features leaders in government, the media, and the entertainment industry including Benghazi Survivor Mark Geist, retired U.S. Army Lt. Col. Allen West, Senators Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio and David Perdue, Milwaukee County Sheriff David A. Clarke, Jr., and many more.

After a great day exploring the exhibit hall, seminars and workshops, get ready a red-hot evening of country music on Saturday night when NRA Presents Hank Williams, Jr. with special guest Lee Brice and a special appearance by Gretchen Wilson, sponsored by Davidson’s Gallery of Guns on April 29 at 6 p.m. Tickets start at $29.95 and are selling fast.

Friday night’s NRA Country Jam: Story Behind the Song Featuring Chris Janson, Josh Thompson, Lindsay Ell and Cary Barlowe offers attendees a fabulous night of music. Attendees won’t want to miss this event and that involves some of Nashville’s top artists and songwriters.

More information about all the exciting special events, workshops, and seminars, including ticket sales, is available online at