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NRA 2014 Annual Meetings & Exhibits — Saturday/Sunday Presentations

If you want to know more about guns used at the Battle of the Bulge, want to learn how to prepare your mind for survival, or want to see how to become a “sheepdog” to protect your family, here are Special Presentations that cover those topics and more Saturday and Sunday at the 2014 NRA Show. NRA 2014 Annual Meetings

Saturday, April 26

The Men and Guns of the Battle of the Bulge Special Presentation

Time: 11:00am Location: Room 130-132 Speaker: Martin K.A. Morgan On Saturday, December 16, 1944 the Germans kicked-off a massive offensive known to them as Unternehmen Wacht am Rhein (or Operation Watch on the Rhine). To the 600,000 American soldiers who ultimately struggled against the enemy onslaught, it was known as the Battle of the Bulge. For the next 40 days, intense combat raged across the remote Ardennes forest area of northern Luxembourg and southeastern Belgium in the bitter cold of the bleak mid-winter. The opposing forces clashed throughout the battle with firearms that represented the culmination of the design development experience of the entire war. The result was the highest casualty count the U.S. Army sustained in a single battle in its history. Despite taking such a pounding, U.S. forces ultimately overcame the Germans and achieved a legendary victory. At the heart of that victory were the men, and the guns, that made the Battle of the Bulge famous.

Survival Mindset: Are you Prepared? Special Presentation

Time: 2:00 p.m. Location: Room 133-135 Speaker: Kyle Lamb Retired Delta Force Sergeant Major Kyle Lamb discusses Combat Mindset and training for confrontation. He draws his experience from the many operations he participated in as a member of Delta Force including the Battle of Mogadishu portrayed in the movie Black Hawk Down, as well as his 5 combat tours to Iraq. Personal danger can lurk around any given corner. As an armed citizen, you must be prepared for what the world throws at you. Lamb will pass on lessons learned from before, during, and after the fight. This is one presentation you can’t afford to miss!

Secret Commandos: The Men and Guns of SOG Special Presentation

Time: 2:30 p.m. Location: Room 130-132 Speaker: Major John L. Plaster MACV-SOG—the Vietnam War’s covert operations unit—inserted small teams deep behind enemy lines in Laos and Cambodia along the heavily defended Ho Chi Minh Trail highway system. At times outnumbered 100-to-1, to accomplish these top secret hazardous missions, SOG’s Green Berets developed specialized weapons, tactics and techniques which proved so effective that many are used by today’s Special Forces. This presentation includes a fascinating variety of suppressed weapons, unusual explosive devices, diversionary devices and formerly classified sabotage materials.

Sunday, April 27

National Gun Collectors Awards Ceremony Special Presentation

Time: 9:00am Location: Room 136 Speaker: Phil Schreier

Sheepdogs! The Bulletproof Mind for the Armed Citizen Special Presentation

Time: 1:00 p.m. Location: Room 130-132 Speaker: Dave Grossman Lt. Col. Dave Grossman, co-author of Glenn Beck’s new book Control: Exposing the Truth About Guns, and author of the book On Combat and several others, gives his special presentation on mental and physical preparedness for the armed citizen. Grossman will speak about your role as an Armed American Citizen in the future challenges to our nation. Hear about the potential threats, be they internal or external, and the response to those threats as intended by our Founding Fathers. Grossman will also discuss how to prevent PTSD and be physically and emotionally triumphant after an armed encounter. Seating for this one-of-a-kind presentation is first come, first served.

Ted Nugent—Second Amendment: Now More Than Ever! Special Presentation

Time: 1:00pm Location: Sagamore Speaker: Ted Nugent As goes our individual right to keep & bear arms and defend ourselves goes the experiment in self-government overall. In 2014 “we the people” of the United States of America have in our power the forces necessary to halt the “fundamental transformation” of our beloved country and return her to the last bastion of freedom and liberty. And it all begins with the NRA membership. Seating for this event is first come, first served.

U.S. M16: A Half-Century of America’s Combat Rifle Special Presentation

Time: 1:30pm Location: Room 133-135 Speaker: Martin K.A. Morgan The AR-15/M16 and its various forms have served Americans for more than 50 years. The M16 was carried by troops in Vietnam, fired shots in Grenada and Panama, seen two different conflicts in Iraq and remains one of the most trusted firearms the military can offer. This presentation will cover the history of our Nation’s longest serving combat rifle.

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