by Jason J. Brown - Monday, March 13, 2017
During the 2016 NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits in May of last year, the NRA Institute For Legislative Action Leadership Forum welcomed speaker and then-newly selected Republican Presidential nominee Donald J. Trump to the stage.
While introducing Mr. Trump, NRA Executive Vice President and CEO Wayne LaPierre and NRA-ILA Executive Director Chris W. Cox announced the NRA’s endorsement of Trump for the U.S. Presidency.
Less than six months later, Donald Trump, supported by the NRA, won the general election and became America’s 45th president.
The NRA-ILA Leadership Forum is among the nation’s foremost assemblies of the most respected, outspoken and courageous leaders in supporting the Second Amendment and American liberties, perennially featuring top political figures, celebrities, media members– even future U.S. Presidents.
Coming hot off the heels of a historic 2016, this year’s forum is already shaping up to be another incredible event.
Confirmed speakers for this year’s forum include perennial appearances from NRA leaders LaPierre and Cox, as well as Senator Ted Cruz, Governor Rick Scott, Milwaukee County Sheriff David A. Clarke, Jr., Marine Corps veteran and Benghazi survivor Mark “Oz” Geist, U.S. Army veteran and former U.S. Representative Allen West, Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt, and political correspondent and campus carry advocate Antonia Okafor.
Several other speakers yet to be confirmed to appear include new Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, Senators Marco Rubio and Rob Portman, Governor Scott Walker, and U.S. Representative Clay Higgins.
The NRA-ILA Leadership Forum is an annual must-see for gun rights supporters and NRA members attending NRAAM, and tickets sell out quickly! The event is general admission by section with three seating areas available. VIP experience upgrades for the forum are also available with exclusive Co-Chair packages featuring VIP reserved seating, private events, and access to the NRA Ring of Freedom Hospitality Suite.