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144th NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits Day 3 Highlights

It is the final day of the 2015 NRA Show. What can you pack in? Here are a few suggestions: Start early with the 2015 National Prayer Breakfast. Held at the OMNI Hotel’s Broadway Ballroom at a 7 a.m., the keynote speaker is Jonathan Falwell, senior pastor of the Thomas Road Baptist Church, founded by his father, Dr. Jerry Falwell. Musical guest will be nationallyUNI_2015_AM_Logo_2c_K_WarmRed known recording artist and pastor Charles Billingsley. Tickets are $40. Click here to order tickets.

Back at Music City Center, check out the “Pyramyd Air” Air Gun Range located in Room 103. It’s open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. today.

At 11:30, you have a choice between two excellent seminar topics. Tom Marx, former police officer, writer and long-time trainer in Room 209, puts on “Methods of Concealed Carry.” This is an illustrated lecture and demonstration program, intended for both officers and civilians, presenting guns, ammo and holsters in detail.

At the same time in Room 201A is a more esoteric topic, “The Coming Tidal Wave of Misinformation About Guns” put on by Shooter’s Log contributor Dr. John Lott. He points out that many shooters focus on Michael Bloomberg’s pledge to spend $50 million per year on Everytown, but that is just a small part of the funds being spent to push gun-control claims by the Open Society Institute, the McCormick Foundation, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the California Endowment, and some other organizations you may not have heard of.

After a spot of lunch, head next door to Room 202 to listen to Kyle Lamb’s “Leadership in the Shadows” seminar at 2 p.m. A retired Delta Force sergeant major, Lamb discusses leadership gained from his battlefield experiences, from the Black Hawk Down incident to his five tours in Iraq.

And before you leave, spend a few bucks on the NRA Foundation’s extremely popular Wall of Guns, which this year will feature more than 70 different makes and models for winners to select from. Sponsored by Henry Repeating Arms, Kel-Tec and Kimber, tickets are $20 and a winner is drawn for every 100 tickets purchased. Why not close out your show in a big way and buy 100 tickets—and know you’ve got a cool gun on the way home.

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