Inside (and out) the annual NRA Meetup / by Brian Maschino

Thousands descended upon Dallas for the National Rifle Association's Annual Meetings & Exhibits at Kay Bailey Hutchison the weekend of May 4, 2018. The highlight of the convention included speaking moments by Vice-President Mike Pence and President Donald J. Trump during the NRA-ILA (Institute for Legislative Action) Leadership Forum, Saturday morning and afternoon.

Despite a sharp increase in anti-NRA and gun-reform rhetoric locally and nationwide, the NRA safely held their convention while protests periodically broke out across the street at Dallas City Hall - both large and minimally attended.