The NRA Annual Meeting will be in St. Louis this year which brings joy to my heart - and wallet. The Complementary Spouse's Mom, sister, and older daughter all live in the area so housing is not a problem. We plan to make it a family occasion with her brother coming in for the meeting to join the rest of us.
The one downside will be no concealed carry on the Illinois side of the Mississippi. It is always the one negative about going to southern Illinois which, other than that, is a nice place to visit.
I don't know what blogger events have been planned yet but I'm sure there will be some.
If you are going to the meeting, let me know by email (jpr9954 at gmail dot com) or in the comments below. We may have a chance to meet up.
For those not going, is there anything in particular you want me to cover from the Annual Meeting. I'm thinking of attending the Leadership Forum where all the politicians will be going on about how they support the Second Amendment and how they used to shoot varmints growing up. In other words, sucking up to the NRA in hopes of getting the "clinger" votes. Beyond that, I'm open for suggestions.
I do have a question for the Missouri readers - is concealed carry allowed in the Edward Jones Dome and/or America's Center? I had read in handgunlaws.us that concealed carry was prohibited in facilities that seat more than 5,000 people. What about restaurants that serve alcohol? Are they considered the same as bars or are they treated differently?
It is hard to believe that it is less than month until the Annual Meeting. Where has the time gone?