INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (April 25, 2014) — The National Riffle Association’s annual convention kicked off Friday morning at the Indiana Convention Center downtown. More than 70,000 attendees are expected at the annual event as it makes its first stop in Indianapolis.
The public is invited to visit more than 600 exhibits for a $10 admission. There are also free seminars and workshops throughout the weekend and a youth and family event happening Sunday.
“One of the most popular seminars that we’re going to officer is called the ‘Refuse to Be a Victim’ seminar and it’s not geared specifically toward women, but a lot of women do like it because it’s not about just firearms, it’s a little broader than that,” said Catherine Mortensen with the NRA.
Gov. Mike Pence will take part in a leadership seminar Friday afternoon. Mortensen said the convention will serve as an important platform for NRA members to share their stance on gun rights.
The NRA Convention 2014 app for smartphones offers an interactive map and rundown of events.
Today’s event schedule:
- NRA-ILA Leadership Forum
- NRA Country Jam IV
- NRA-ILA Dinner and Auction
- Firearms Law Seminar
- 8th Annual NRA Women’s Leadership Forum Luncheon and Auction