The NRA began holding an event they called the Carry Guard Expo in 2017. It was named for the gun rights org’s gun owner insurance program that it rolled out at the ’17 NRAAM. But the program (and the Expos) have been the source of lots of problems for the NRA ever since.
The NRA is currently embroiled in litigation over the insurance program in New York. Washington State recently shut sales of the insurance product down and other states’ insurance commissioners are reportedly eyeing Carry Guard as well.
Last year, mother nature intervened and forced the cancellation of the second annual Carry Guard Expo that was to have taken place in Richmond, Virginia.
Hoping for better luck (and dumping the Carry Guard association), the NRA has announced that they’ll hold what they’re now calling the NRA Personal Protection Expo here in the great state of Texas in September.
(Those of you with good memories may remember that the first Carry Guard Expo in Milwaukee was originally announced as the Personal Protection Expo…until the Carry Guard program was rolled out about three weeks later and the name was changed.)
Here’s the NRA’s press release . . .
NRA Personal Protection Expo Scheduled For Sept. 6-8, 2019, in Fort Worth, Texas
FAIRFAX, Va. – The National Rifle Association is proud to announce the return of the NRA Personal Protection Expo sponsored by Kel-Tec and Ruger, scheduled for Sept. 6-8, 2019, at the Fort Worth Convention Center in Fort Worth, Texas.
The NRA Personal Protection Expo (formerly NRA Carry Guard Expo) is a three-day educational and interactive experience dedicated to individuals interested in increasing their knowledge and skills of personal protection, concealed carry and home defense. This event will equip novices and experts alike with the products, skills, knowledge and mindset necessary to be prepared to respond when a threat arises.
The NRA Personal Protection Expo’s exhibit hall will feature leading firearm and accessory companies showcasing their guns and gear designed for self-defense and concealed carry. The expo will also conduct a Concealed Carry Fashion Show in which concealment clothing and gear designed for men and women will be modeled.
Visitors can attend more than 120 seminars and workshops featuring the best personal protection and concealed carry practices taught and demonstrated by leading experts and instructors from across the country, including NRA staff from Competitive Shooting and Education & Training.
The NRA Personal Protection Expo is the firearms education event of the year. Seminar topics will include self-defense techniques, home defense and preparedness, situational awareness, concealed carry techniques and lifestyle, medical and trauma training, and much more.
To learn more about the NRA Personal Protection Expo, visit the event website at www.nrapersonalprotectionexpo.com. Check back regularly to view updates on announcements, training opportunities, and seminars scheduled for the event. Learn more about NRA firearms training by visiting explore.nra.org/interests/firearms-training.
About the National Rifle Association
Established in 1871, the National Rifle Association is America’s oldest civil rights and sportsmen’s group. 5.5 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 www.nra.org.