NRA Cancels Nashville Convention Due to Coronavirus Concerns

FILE - In this April 28, 2017 file photo, President Donald Trump speaks during the National Rifle Association-ILA Leadership Forum, in Atlanta. As NRA prepares to gather for its 147th annual meeting in Dallas, the political landscape has changed considerably in the past year. Even with a GOP-led Congress and …
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The National Rifle Association (NRA) canceled its April 16-19, 2020, Annual Meeting scheduled to be held in Nashville, Tennessee.

The NRA tweeted the cancellation Thursday, March 12, 2020, and attendees received emails regarding the cancellation on Friday, March 13, 2020.

The NRA Annual Meetings drew over 80,000 attendees to Louisville, Kentucky, in 2016 and over 87,000 when held in Dallas, Texas, in 2018.

During the Louisville convention, Michael Bloomberg-funded Moms Demand Action held a protest that was attended by roughly 40 people.

On March 12, 2020, Breitbart News reported that Rhode Island’s House Judiciary Committee canceled public hearings on roughly 17 gun control bills due to coronavirus concerns.

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