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Trump, Pence, Holcomb among top GOP speakers at next month’s NRA event in Indianapolis

By: - March 24, 2023 11:14 am

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Former President Donald Trump, former vice president Mike Pence, and Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb are among the prominent Republican figures slated to headline next month’s National Rifle Association (NRA) convention in Indianapolis.

The 2023 Annual Meetings & Exhibit will take place from April 14-16 at the Indiana Convention Center.

The speaking forum featuring Trump and other current and former politicos is scheduled for 2 p.m. on April 14. Doors open at 12 p.m. Admission is free but will be first come, first served, according to the NRA.

Tickets are not required but attendees must show proof of NRA membership.

The list of speakers confirmed for the NRA leadership forum:

  • Mike Braun, U.S. senator from Indiana
  • Eric Holcomb, governor of Indiana
  • Asa Hutchinson, former governor of Arkansas
  • Jim Jordan, U.S. representative from Ohio
  • Wayne LaPierre, executive vice president of the NRA
  • Kristi Noem, governor of South Dakota
  • Mike Pence, former vice president of the United States and governor of Indiana
  • Chris Sununu, governor of New Hampshire 
  • Donald Trump, former president of the United States

This event will prohibit firearms, according to the NRA’s announcement.


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Casey Smith
Casey Smith

A lifelong Hoosier, Casey Smith previously reported on the Indiana Legislature for The Associated Press. Internationally, she has reported on water quality across South America. She holds a master’s degree in investigative reporting and narrative science writing from the University of California/Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism. She previously earned degrees in journalism, anthropology and Spanish from Ball State University, where she now serves as an instructor of journalism.