The NRA’s second annual Carry Guard Expo had been scheduled for this weekend in Richmond, Virginia. However that coincides with the projected landfall of Hurricane Florence, probably somewhere between South Carolina and Virginia. As a result, the NRA has decided to side with safety and has cancelled the event.
Here’s their press release:
NRA Carry Guard Expo in Richmond CANCELLED Ahead of
Forecasted Landfall of Hurricane Florence
RICHMOND, Va. –The National Rifle Association has cancelled the second annual NRA Carry Guard Expo, which was scheduled for Sept. 14-16, 2018 at the Greater Richmond Convention Center in Richmond, Virginia, due to the impending threat of severe weather associated with Hurricane Florence.
The cancellation was made in the interest of public safety due to the forecasted arrival of Category 4 Hurricane Florence in the mid-Atlantic region this forthcoming weekend, and the resulting declaration of a State of Emergency by the Governor of Virginia. This decision required careful deliberation and concern for the safety of attendees, exhibitors and others involved with the event.
Customers who purchased event tickets or tickets to paid workshops will receive refunds for their purchases.
Despite this major weather event being beyond human control, the NRA regrets any inconvenience caused by this decision. We look forward to welcoming guests and exhibitors next year to the 2019 NRA Carry Guard Expo, scheduled for Sept. 6-8, 2019, in Fort Worth, Texas.
About the National Rifle Association
Established in 1871, the National Rifle Association is America’s oldest civil rights and sportsmen’s group. Six million members strong, NRA continues its mission to uphold Second Amendment rights and is the leader in firearm education and training for law-abiding gun owners, law enforcement and the military. Visit http://www.nra.org.