The 2021 Annual Meeting of the National Rifle Association will take place in Houston next year as originally scheduled, but the organization is pushing back the start of the convention from May to September.
This year’s Annual Meeting, which was scheduled to take place in Nashville back in April, was canceled because of COVID shutdowns, and the group instead held a scaled-down version of its required Meeting of Members in Missouri a few months ago. With the 2021 Annual Meeting originally scheduled for next spring, the organization said in a statement that the event was rescheduled for the fall “to help members and exhibitors make the necessary plans to attend.”
There’ll be millions more Americans who will have received the COVID-19 vaccine by next fall compared to May 2021, and the delayed start to the convention should allow for full attendance without coronavirus-imposed restrictions on crowd size. The last time the NRA came to town, it brought about 86,000 members with them, which was the highest number of attendees in the organization’s history.