National Rifle Association

Both of Indiana’s U.S. Senators balk at support for universal background checks for all gun sales. That comes amid renewed debate over gun regulations in the wake of mass shootings in Texas and Ohio.

American firearm manufacturer Smith & Wesson showcase a variety of the company's guns at the NRA's annual conference. (Samantha Horton/IPB News)
Samantha Horton

The National Rifle Association’s conference in Indianapolis featured "15 acres of guns and gear.' While firearms couldn’t be purchased and carried out at the expo, gun manufacturers say it’s an important tool for their business.

National Rifle Association's Chief Executive Officer Wayne LaPierre addresses the audience at the organization's Annual Meeting of Members. (Samantha Horton/IPB News)
Samantha Horton

Infighting between two top National Rifle Association leaders took center stage Saturday at the organization's membership meeting in Indianapolis. The internal struggles within the NRA came to a head with those in attendance wanting transparency about the issues.

President Donald Trump spoke at the National Rifle Association’s annual meeting in Indianapolis Friday. He touted what he calls his accomplishments protecting Second Amendment rights.

Gov. Eric Holcomb signed a bill to expand Indiana’s Stand Your Ground law at the National Rifle Association’s annual meeting. 

A special legislative study committee discussed whether to eliminate Indiana’s license requirement to carry a handgun. The proposed move is part of a nationwide shift known as “constitutional carry.”

Twelve states currently have laws allowing people to carry guns in public without a permit. Rep. Jim Lucas (R-Seymour) proposed a bill to eliminate Indiana’s restrictions last session. He says the right to carry is clear in the U.S. Constitution and in Indiana.

Indy to host NRA annual meeting

Jan 21, 2014

The National Rifle Association will hold its annual meeting in Indianapolis.

The April gathering is expected to draw about 65,000 NRA members.

VisitIndy spokesperson Chris Gahl says the NRA signed the deal in 2010 and announced it to its members, but asked Indy‘s convention bookers to hold off on publicizing the event.

He says the NRA convention could be the biggest of the year for Indianapolis, with an estimated economic impact of $55-million.