This week, Cheaper Than Dirt! is planning daily coverage of the 144th NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits at the Music City Center in Nashville April 10-12, 2015, with coverage of the NRA speakers and events, new-product introductions scheduled for release, and off-site entertainment opportunities — including three events put together by Shooter’s Log guest writer John Lott, Jr., who is president and founder of the Crime Prevention Research Center (CPRC).
If you plan to attend the show, join Katie Pavlich, Dana Loesch, Brad Thor, Ted Nugent, and other gun-rights champions at CPRC social and shooting events to be held on April 10 and 11.
Funds from the events will be used to finance the Crime Prevention Research Center’s work on the true costs and benefits of gun ownership.
Two CPRC social events are scheduled for Friday, April 10 at the Hilton Nashville Downtown. The Hilton is adjacent to the Nashville Convention Center, which will be hosting the NRA National Convention. At both events, attendees will learn about the coming tidal wave of negative gun claims from Bloomberg and others.
The first option is a stand-up celebrity meet-and-greet dinner from 6 to 7 p.m. It is limited to 100 guests so that everyone will have a chance to speak with the celebrities and other event speakers. Tickets are $200 each, and the buffet will be held in Ryman Rooms 1 and 2 at the Hilton Nashville Downtown. Dinner tickets also cover seating at the second event that night.
Click here to reserve a seat at the $200 Buffet Dinner Reception.
Then, from 7 to 9 p.m. on April 10, the CPRC will host a Desserts and Coffee/Tea Event, $50, which will take place in the Ballroom in the Hilton Nashville Downtown. Phil Valentine, a well-known Nashville talk show host on the local 100,000-watt WWTN radio station, will be the master of ceremonies.
Click here to reserve a seat at the $50 Dessert Reception and Speakers event.
Then, on Saturday, April 11, the CPRC is staging a shooting event at The Nashville Armory, a 12-minute car ride from the Hilton, in which attendees have a chance to go shooting with their favorite celebrities. The event will run from 8:30 to 10 a.m.
At the shooting event, one person will have the opportunity to go shooting with each celebrity. You can participate by either emailing email@example.com with the word “bid” in the subject heading or through an auction during the dessert and coffee/tea event. The highest bidders for each celebrity will win the chance to shoot with that person.
Besides the celebrities mentioned above, mentors for the shooting event include Chris Garland, an instructor who has taught Close-Combat skills to Special Operations units and members of the U.S. Army (Special Forces), Navy (SEALs) and Air Force (Air Commandos). He has worked for the U.S. Department of State (DOS) as both a senior instructor for its training staff and as an operator serving as a member of a Personal Security Detail (PSD) providing close protection for senior U.S. diplomats in combat zones.
Major General John K. Singlaub will also attend.
For the online auction, email your bid to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please put the name of person who you are bidding on and the word “Bid” in the subject heading.
Winners will be announced after the dessert-event auction on Saturday.
Lott said, “Michael Bloomberg, George Soros, and others are spending hundreds of millions of dollars to scare people about guns. President Obama is at the helm of the push for more gun control. There will soon be a flood of studies, most being timed to affect next year’s presidential election. The Crime Prevention Research Center enlists the help of academics who can quickly correct those false claims.”