The NRA annual meeting is scheduled for September 3rd through September 5th. This year it’s going to be in Houston, Texas. You know what they say about Texas, “everything is bigger in Texas.” No doubt, this year’s meeting is going to be bigger than life as a new event to the annual meeting lineup is scheduled. Amanda Suffecool, the Director of REALIZE Firearms Awareness Coalition, a 501c3 not for profit organization, recently made an exciting announcement about the weekend. On the evening of Saturday the 4th, REALIZE is hosting one of their famed Concealed Carry Fashion Shows.
Under Suffecool’s leadership, REALIZE has hosted Concealed Carry Fashion Shows all over the country. Some notable past events include the Greater Cleveland Friends of NRA banquet show in 2017, the Gun Rights Policy Conference in 2018, and the Portage County Republican Women’s Club PAC show in 2019. The long time host of the nationally syndicated Eye on the Target Radio Show, Suffecool, has also had her show featured on HBO and A&E’s Viceland Channel.
Talking to Suffecool about the show she says “We show you what you can’t see.” Suffecool brings a pragmatic approach to the situation of concealed carry and continued:
As an engineer I am wired to fix stuff; this I can fix by bringing the products right to the consumer in a fun, hands-on, try before-you-buy, Fashion Show format.
The whole concept of a CCW Fashion show is to exhibit available concealment options such as holsters, off body carry bags, purses, and clothing, as well as to educate attendees on what they might want to add to their carry toolbox. Several venders will be on site to answer questions and give further demonstrations of products featured.
This event is going to be sponsored in part by the DC Project. DC Project representatives are going to be opening/lead speakers for the show, telling their stories about their relationship with the Second Amendment. Joining Suffecool in producing the show, her Eye on the Target Radio co-host, Rob Campbell, and guest co-emcee Charlie Cook from the acclaimed Riding Shotgun With Charlie show.
This event is going to be one to add to your list if you’re going to be attending the annual meeting. The spirt of REALIZE is enveloped in these events and you don’t want to miss it. From the REALIZE FAQ page:
The Mission of REALIZE Firearms Awareness Coalition is: to educate citizens as to the historical intent of the Second Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America, to enable citizens to accurately relate and defend aspects of the U.S. Constitution, to enhance public awareness and support for responsible gun ownership, and to emphasize firearms education for women who facilitate the transmittal of constitutional awareness and gun ownership to succeeding generations.
REALIZE is adding to their already large lineup of participating vendors. Not all the spots have been filled yet, so if you’re a holster company or in the firearm concealment business, reach on out to Suffecool. Have a favorite company you’d like to see featured? Connect them with REALIZE to get them scheduled before all the slots are filled.
For tickets and more information about the REALIZE Concealed Carry Fashion Show visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/realize-your-carry-options-ccw-fashion-show-at-nraam-houston-tickets-162698310025 or email [email protected]