NRA Conference Could be STL's Largest Gathering

1 decade 1 year 1 month ago Sunday, April 01 2007 Apr 1, 2007 Sunday, April 01, 2007 5:11:12 PM CDT April 01, 2007 in News
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ST. LOUIS (AP) - Thousands of sportsmen and gun enthusiasts are expected to descend on St. Louis in mid-April for the National Rifle Association's annual convention. The show, April 13th through 15th at the America's Center and Edward Jones Dome, is expected to draw as many as 60,000 people for seminars, firearms education, legal updates and a display of guns spread across five acres of exhibition floor. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports the gathering could be the city's largest, not counting sporting events or papal visits. It is expected to inject $20 million into the economy. St. Louis was picked after the original host city, Columbus, Ohio, angered NRA leadership by passing an assault weapons ban.

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