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NRA Convention Attracts Prominent Republicans And Freedom Enthusiasts

The National Rifle Association meeting started on Thursday and attracted over 70,000 enthusiasts to Nashville, TN. It also attracted several prominent Republicans such as Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, former Texas Governor Rick Perry, Florida Senator Marco Rubio, Indiana Governor Mike Pence and Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal who all spoke at the convention.

NRA spokesman Andrew Arulanandam said, "NRA members are a solid and savvy voting bloc who can make a difference in any local, state, federal or even national-based campaign." The meeting ran through Sunday with 550 vendors selling guns and accessories on nine acres of floor space.

According to Arulanandam, security is tight and all of the weapons, sold by vendors, are non-operational. The meeting comes as Tennessee lawmakers debate a measure that would allow people to carry guns in parks statewide.

Butch Spyridon, president and CEO of the Nashville Convention and Visitors Corp, said that the NRA convention is expected to bring in at least $10 million for Nashville's economy. Spyridon said, "They will spend a lot when they are here. We do know that's a pretty well-heeled financial group and they are going to entertain themselves."

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