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Get Tips and Training at NRA Annual Meetings Seminars

Get Tips and Training at NRA Annual Meetings Seminars

The jam-packed schedule of events and activities at the NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits will feature more than 40 seminars and workshops from NRA programs and industry experts, covering firearms and military history, concealed carry methods, survival and defensive shooting training, reloading techniques, and even financial planning. This year’s line-up includes presentations, demonstrations and lessons including those featured below. Make sure you leave time in your trip to Dallas to attend some of these great opportunities to expand your Second Amendment knowledge and NRA support. And for help planning your schedule, download the official 2018 NRA AM & Exhibits mobile app!

The NRA Foundation’s 21st Annual National Firearms Law Seminar
Friday, May 04, 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM

This day-long class will gather some of the most knowledgeable Second Amendment attorneys and scholars to discuss key firearms law topics from across the country, from current constitutional challenges, new and pending federal laws, criminal defense and working with FFLs to the restoration of rights, Texas gun laws and legal ethics. As the largest gathering of Second Amendment attorneys in the country, there is no other opportunity like this to network and to meet others in the field. The seminar is also worth a full day of Continuing Legal Education credit for attorneys in every state. View the complete program here. Registration is required: click here to register. Admission includes the day-long instruction, written materials, luncheon food and beverage, and CLE credit.

NRA Clubs & Associations Workshop
Friday, May 4, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Discuss updates and challenges that affect shooting clubs across the county and gain valuable knowledge to provide you with a current reference for the successful operation of your club. Topics of discussion include a high level overview of compliance concerns for gun clubs in America, club-community relations and effective ways to use social media. Plus, enjoy the opportunity to network and exchange ideas with other NRA members. Pre-Registration is encouraged: click here to register. 

NRA Refuse To Be A Victim®: Crime Prevention Strategies
Friday, May 4, and Saturday, May 5, 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM; Sunday, May 6, 11:00 AM

Do you have a personal safety strategy? For 25 years the award-winning Refuse To Be A Victim® program has been teaching the tips and techniques needed to be alerted to dangerous situations and to avoid becoming a victim of crime. Attend a seminar to learn how to mentally prepare, secure your home, avoid cyber hacks, and use the best personal protection devices on the market from Executive Counselor Major Ed O’Carroll. His 30 year career in law enforcement will provide you with unmatched examples and experience to create the ultimate safety strategy.

NRA National School Shield®: A Shared Commitment to More Secure Schools
Friday, May 4, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM; Saturday, May 5, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM; Sunday, May 6, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Announced in December 2012, the NRA’s National School Shield® program is focused on improving school security in an effort to help prevent national tragedies at educational institutions in America. Learn about program accomplishments to date and participate in an expert-led discussion on the current state of school security, including common vulnerabilities and best practices as well as ways you can become a leader in helping to make our schools more secure.

NRA Trainers’ Update
Saturday, May 5, 1:00 PM- 2:30 PM

NRA's Education and Training Division brings you this opportunity to acquire firsthand information regarding NRA Training from presentations by the NRA Training department manager, the national manager of adaptive shooting programs, and others. Pre-Registration is encouraged: click here.

Armed Citizen: How to Interact with Law Enforcement
Friday, May 4, 11:30 AM; Saturday, May 5, 12:00 PM; Sunday, May 6, 1:30 PM

You are an armed citizen, a good-guy with a gun; what should you do and not do when you interact with law enforcement? Plan ahead for what to expect if a law enforcement officer approaches you on a traffic stop, a street approach or if you have to defend yourself. A must attend for any armed citizen, presented by the director of NRA Law Enforcement.

NRA-ILA Grassroots Leadership Conference
Saturday, May 5, 2:00 PM

Join NRA-ILA staff for a briefing on NRA-ILA’s Grassroots Programs and campaign efforts, with a special concentration on collegiate outreach. Attendees of all ages are welcome to hear from a variety of speakers who will focus on why grassroots organizing is important, what the NRA-ILA is doing to reach out to College Students and how best to have an impact in your local community. Pre-Registration is recommended: click here

Friends of NRA Workshop: Volunteer to Make a Difference
Saturday, May 5, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Find out what it takes to be a Friends of NRA Volunteer! Learn how to make a difference in your community by fundraising for The NRA Foundation through local events. Help Teach Freedom by supporting NRA programs and local grants. Meet Regional Directors and Field Representatives from NRA Field Operations who coordinate local efforts throughout the country. If you have been looking for a way to get more involved in the NRA, this workshop is for you!

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