The National Rifle Association this week announced they will shift the organization's annual meeting and exhibits next year from Kentucky to Texas.

The 151st NRRAM was originally set to be held in Louisville, Kentucky, a city that last hosted the event in 2016. However, the organization switched gears on Wednesday, announcing the venue is now set for Houston over the Memorial Day weekend May 27-29, 2022.

Houston is the same location the NRA had planned for the group's 150th meeting last month but canceled due to COVID concerns. 

"The Association anticipates no further changes to the locations of the NRA’s Annual Meetings and Exhibits from 2023 through 2026," said the organization in a short statement. 

The 149th NRAAM, set for April 2020 in Nashville, Tennessee, was canceled by the group considering the COVID outbreak and resulting lockdowns and then later downsized to a much smaller meeting in Springfield, Missouri. The 148th NRAAM in 2019 was held in Indianapolis, Indiana, featuring 880 exhibitors – including – and drew over 80,000 attendees.  

Banner image: A snapshot of a portion of the exhibit hall in a past NRA Annual Meeting (Photo: Chris Eger/

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