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MidwayUSA Returns as Official Sponsor of 2016 NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits

COLUMBIA, Mo., May 12, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- MidwayUSA, internet retailer of "Just About Everything® for Shooting, Hunting and the Outdoors," is pleased to return as the Official Sponsor of the 2016 NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits. The 145th edition of NRA's preeminent annual event will be held May 19-22, 2016, at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Kentucky.



"The NRA is the foremost guardian of our right to keep and bear arms; everyone should support the NRA," said Larry Potterfield, Founder and CEO of MidwayUSA. "We're honored to return, for the seventh consecutive year, as the Official Sponsor of the NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits, and we look forward to seeing everyone in Louisville!"

"The steadfast commitment of MidwayUSA is critical to NRA efforts to defend and preserve our American freedom and heritage," said Wayne LaPierre, executive vice president of the National Rifle Association of America. "On behalf of the five million men and women of the NRA, we are grateful for the tremendous leadership of Larry and Brenda Potterfield. Their dedication to the Second Amendment and the shooting sports has been invaluable. The NRA is proud to have the support of MidwayUSA for our upcoming Annual Meetings and Exhibits."

The 2016 NRA Annual Meetings will occupy 500,000 square feet of the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville Kentucky. One of the largest shooting, hunting and outdoors shows in the country, over 750 exhibitors will fill the exhibit hall including the country's top firearms companies and outfitters. The four-day event is packed full with activities and events for the whole family including educational seminars, celebrities and special events. Make sure to visit the priceless firearms collections in the gun collector area, and check out the amazing array of knives, wildlife art, shooting accessories, hunting gear, ATVs and more!

Visitors may also attend the Annual Meeting of Members, hear rousing speeches on Second Amendment issues from leading political figures at the NRA-ILA Leadership Forum, unwind to top country music entertainment at NRA Presents Toby Keith with Special Guest Chris Janson, and so much more.

For the 2016 floor plan, exhibitor list, directions and information for planning your visit, go to https://www.nraam.org/attendee-info/.

About the National Rifle Association

Established in 1871, the National Rifle Association is America's oldest civil rights and sportsmen's group. Five 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://nra.org.

About MidwayUSA

Both country kids from Missouri, Larry and Brenda Potterfield turned their passion for shooting sports into a career by opening a small gun shop in 1977 that would eventually become MidwayUSA (www.midwayusa.com). They instilled family values like honesty, integrity and respect for others into the business, and strive to maintain this culture with each Employee added to their growing team. For over 38 years, MidwayUSA has maintained an unyielding focus on Customer Satisfaction and continues to offer JUST ABOUT EVERYTHING® for Shooting, Hunting and the Outdoors.

For more information on MidwayUSA, visit their website (www.midwayusa.com), find them on Facebook (www.facebook.com/OfficialMidwayUSA), or follow them on Twitter (http://twitter.com/midwayusa).

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CONTACT: MidwayUSA Public Relations pr@midwayusa.com

Source: MidwayUSA