Story & photography by Leanne King

    All were welcome at the 2019 National Rifle Association Memphis Banquet held in October at the Al Chymia Shrine Temple. Guests were encouraged to meet fellow gun enthusiasts and enjoy great food, drinks and good ole’ camaraderie.

    “There is something for everyone at a Friends of NRA event. From the moment you walk in, the atmosphere is brimming with excitement. Whether you’re keeping an eye on that unique item in the silent auction, trying your luck at the game tables, or just dining on some delicious food, you’ll be sure to have a good time. It’s a family-friendly event chock-full of everything from exclusive, limited edition merchandise and firearms to knives, art, jewelry, and more. Not to mention all the great people you’ll meet in the process!” –

    The banquet is held annually to bring awareness of and support for the NRA. Friends of NRA focuses on fundraising for the shooting sports. The goal is to support the NRA Foundation in providing critical funding to educational firearm programs.