NRA Drew over 77,000 to Annual Meeting in Indy

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The NRA’s Annual Meeting 2023 drew over 77,000 attendees to the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis over the weekend.

The keynote address was delivered by former President Donald Trump (watch an excerpt above).

Breitbart News attended the meeting and walked among the exhibiters, where concealed carry pistols, home defense shotguns, AR-15s, AK-47s, revolvers, bolt-action rifles, lever action rifles, .50 cal. rifles, holsters, gun safes, knives, and so much more were on display.

Exhibiters included Canik, Colt, Glock, Hogue, Keltec, Mossberg, Taurus, ATN Corp, Daniel Defense, Crossbreed Holsters, FN America, Hillsdale College, Lehigh Defense, Illinois State Rifle Association, Kimber America, North American Arms, Sig Sauer, Stag Arms, Springfield Armory, Velocity Triggers, VZ Grips, Walter Arms, XS Sight Systems, and so many more.

Companies use the NRA exhibit to highlight new products and continue to put proven, reliable, self-defense tools in front of NRA members attending the event. Attendees get to handle/examine the various products as they walk booth to booth.

A guest sights a rifle in the Sig Sauer display at the National Rifle Association’s Annual Meetings & Exhibits in Indianapolis, Sunday, April 16, 2023. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Attendees also had the opportunity to go into the Leadership Forum and hear from a group of 2024 presidential candidates, and potential candidates, such as Donald  Trump, Mike Pence, Sen. Mike Braun (R), Sen. Tim Scott (R), Gov. Eric Holcomb (R), Rep. Jim Jordan (R), Gov, Kristi Noem (R), Vivek Ramaswamy, Gov. Ron DeSantis (R), and others.

AWR Hawkins is an award-winning Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and the writer/curator of Down Range with AWR Hawkins, a weekly newsletter focused on all things Second Amendment, also for Breitbart News. He is the political analyst for Armed American Radio and a Turning Point USA Ambassador. AWR Hawkins holds a Ph.D. in Military History, with a focus on the Vietnam War (brown water navy), U.S. Navy since Inception, the Civil War, and Early Modern Europe. Follow him on Instagram: @awr_hawkins. You can sign up to get Down Range at Reach him directly at


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