Mike Huckabee is the first confirmed headliner at next month's national NRA convention in Pittsburgh.
The April 29-May 1 meeting at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center is sure to attract many more major GOP names, as well as 60,000 like-minded gun aficionados nationwide. Other speakers are scheduled to be announced later, but today the NRA said Huckabee, the Fox News contributor and former Arkansas governor, will headline an April 30 "Celebration of American Values Freedom" event, along with talk show host Michael Reagan and comedian Jeff Foxworthy.
More from the NRA's press office after the jump:This year's Annual Meetings and Exhibits will have in excess of 60,000 attendees, putting this on target to be one of the largest and finest in NRA's 140-year history. Leading firearm manufacturers will display the firearm industry's latest and greatest products. Various hunting and shooting accessories and an extensive private collection displayed by NRA-affiliated gun collector clubs will fill acres of convention space.
Back by popular demand, NRA's Celebration of American Values Leadership Forum will take place Friday, Apr. 29; from 12:30 – 3:30 p.m. Confirmed speakers for this exclusive event will be released at a later date.
NRACountry, a proud partnership between NRA and Nashville's brightest stars is pleased to present, in collaboration with Bushnell, NRACountry Jam I at Stage AE in Pittsburgh on Friday, April 29. Country music star Craig Morgan will headline the show with opening performances by Sarah Darling and Due West. Stage AE doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and the show starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets ($30) will be available at ticketmaster.com beginning Saturday, March 12 at 10:00 a.m. EST.
NRA's 3rd Annual Celebration of American Values Freedom Event will take place Saturday, Apr. 30, at 7:30 p.m. The featured speaker for the evening is former Arkansas governor, Mike Huckabee. Michael Reagan will be presenting the Ronald Reagan Leadership Award, and guests will be treated to a one-of-a-kind performance featuring award-winning comedian and member of the Blue Collar Comedy Tour, Jeff Foxworthy.
NRA's Annual Meetings and Exhibits provide a safe and fun atmosphere the whole family can enjoy. The ever-popular air gun range is a top attention-grabber -- both for participants and observers. NRA offers diverse seminars throughout the three-day convention, including methods of concealed carry; hunting in Africa; Firearms Law; the Grassroots Workshop; and Refuse to Be a Victim®.