The National Rifle Association announced Tuesday it is canceling the upcoming annual meetings in Houston, Texas, citing reports of a coronavirus outbreak.
The NRA tweeted:
🚨Important Announcement: NRA Annual Meeting Cancellation
— NRA (@NRA) August 24, 2021
The NRA’s decision came after numerous gun manufacturers had already made clear they would not be coming to the meetings.
The Daily Beast reported Benelli USA, Beretta USA, Sig Sauer, Sturm, Ruger & Company, and others had sent notice that they would not attend.
As of Tuesday this week, the Daily Beast noted the list of manufacturers expected to forgo the NRA event included “Benelli, Browning, FN Herstal, H&K, Kimber Manufacturing, Savage Arms, Springfield Armory, Sig Sauer, Ruger…[and] ammunition producer Vista Outdoor.”
Next year’s NRA annual meetings are scheduled to be held in May in Louisville, Kentucky.
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