The 2015 NRA Annual Meetings kick off today with more than 10,000 acres of guns and 550 displays in downtown Nashville. At least 80,000 people are expected to attend this year's event in Music City.
The first major event for the conference will kick off this afternoon with the NRA-ILA Leadership Forum, which will feature many potential 2016 presidential candidates like Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio, Bobby Jindal, Scott Walker, Mike Pence, Rick Santorum, Rick Perry and Dr. Ben Carson. Ted Cruz, who has already announced he will be running for president, will also speak.
Milwaulkee County Sheriff David Clarke, who has been an outspoken proponent of gun rights and self-defense, will speak this afternoon in addition to NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre and NRA-ILA Executive Director Chris Cox.
You'll be able to watch the forum live at Townhall.com. Please check back at 1 p.m. eastern when things kick off.