Hunting, politics, and the latest in firearms technology will share the stage in April when the National Rifle Association brings this year’s annual convention to Houston, reports the Houston Chronicle. The NRA expects 40,000 for the three-day event, which starts April 15. The city expects $20 million from the event.
The convention will include a “grass-roots workshop to help mobilize members in the political arena,” says an NRA spokesperson, as well as seminars concerning firearms for women’s self-protection, hunting in Africa and Texas, and World War II weaponry. A course in firearms law for lawyers representing gun owners, retailers and manufacturers will be offered. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay will be the convention’s keynote speaker.