Taking in the sights at NRA Dallas (PHOTOS)

The National Rifle Association’s 147th Annual Meeting in Dallas, Texas showcased a cross-section of American gun culture. Here is a view inside.

Of course, with 800 exhibitors across acres of floor space at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center, there were the firearms:

Thompson had a Bonnie and Clyde commemorative (Photos: Chris Eger/Guns.com)

Fabled Italian firearms maker Luigi Franchi S.p.A, celebrating 150 years in operation since 1868, had a limited series of both Momentum rifles and shotguns on display

You can’t go wrong in 7.62 when talking about Springfield M1As

Magpul has something for everyone

Windham Weaponry’s VEX wood stock series is an AR that is easy on the eyes

Battle Arms Development has this great in-house built “Tanker” model they are selling, either as a factory NFA-transferable SBR or no-stamp-needed pistol chambered in either .223/5.56 or 300BLK.

Brownells had this Shockwave Raptor grip Remington Tac-14 concept gun on display

Speaking of Brownells, attendees can’t keep their hands off the company’s Retro series ARs

Can you blame them?

Who doesn’t love a 1911 rail gun

Just relaxing with one of Dr. Gatling’s Battery Guns

Deadpool’s version of a Cadillac

Then there were the people, with an estimated 80,000 attendees coming to the event from all points of the map.

This guy

Black Guns Matter founder Maj Toure out swelling the ranks of solutionaries

NRA TV was broadcasting on site. Gun control advocate and Commando star, actress Alyssa Milano was invited but did not appear

Team Miculek was on hand with Jerry offering free knuckle sandwiches with promo code #Yetichallenge

Just kidding, he’s a great guy

It’s kinda like an Edward Hopper painting, but with more Freedom

18-time Bianchi Cup Winner Doug Koenig with Team Smith & Wesson Ruger.

Mr. Parker was making his continued attendance and is still engraving

As were other master engravers, such as at the Colt booth

There was a little something for everyone, with lots to see and do.

The NRA’s Second Amendment bell

Next year’s event, NRAAM #148, will be held in Indianapolis in April 2019.

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