Reflections on 2013 National Rifle Association Annual Meeting (10 of 10): Final Reflections
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Reflections on 2013 National Rifle Association Annual Meeting (10 of 10): Final Reflections

In her book Gun Show Nation, Joan Burbick argues that gun shows are about much more than guns. They are a political spectacle, a venue for the (often emotional) expression of individual and national identity.  As I hope my previous 9 entries have demonstrated, the National Rifle Association’s annual meeting and exhibits are also about … Continue reading

Reflections on 2013 National Rifle Association Annual Meeting (1 of 10): Overview and Pro Shooters
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Reflections on 2013 National Rifle Association Annual Meeting (1 of 10): Overview and Pro Shooters

This year I attended for the first time the NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits, which were held in Houston, Texas from May 3-5 at the George R. Brown Convention Center. The NRA reported that 82,228 people attended – a record number (previous high was 73,740). They also reported an 86% increase over the previous year … Continue reading