Thanks to NRA National Firearms Museum Senior Curator Phil Schreier for the following exclusive report:
NRA Staff has arrived in Reno, Nevada, the site of Safari Club International's 38th annual convention. This marks the 19th time SCI has gathered in Reno for their annual convention, and the 8th consecutive year they have met at the Reno Sparks Convention center.
There will be over 20,000 registered attendees visiting over 1,100 trade booths that fill the 650,000 square foot convention center. The exhibit and trade show is one of the largest events to happen in Reno during the entire year and this year's convention promises to be one of the best ever.
The convention opened on January 20 and will run through January 23. Featured speakers include Liz Cheney, Wayne LaPierre, The Bellamy Brothers and President George W. Bush, who will keynote Saturday evening's members banquet.
Readers of NRAblog can follow the action at SCI by tuning into www.nranews.com, Sirius Patriot Radio 144, SCI Radio, hosted by Jerry Evans at www.safariclub.org/webradio or on www.991fmtalk.com.
The convention runs through 5 p.m. Saturday January 23. Stay tuned for more excellent coverage of the SCI convention, courtesy of our own Phil Schreier.