What to know before Trump, Pence come to town for NRA convention

President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence visit the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, Monday, Jan. 21, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)
Trump, Pence in town for NRA
Trump, Pence in town for NRA

INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) — President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence will be in Indianapolis today for the National Rifle Association Annual Meeting.

It's another opportunity for Hoosiers to see the president — whom they overwhelming voted for in the 2016 presidential election — and the former Indiana governor.

Trump and Pence will be speaking at the NRA Institute for Legislative Action Leadership Forum. It starts at 11 a.m. at Lucas Oil Stadium.

The event is ticketed, and while most of the better seats are sold out, there are still some $10 tickets available online.

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, Indiana Sens. Mike Braun and Todd Young, and Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb will also speak at the event.

There will be some traffic restrictions as the elected officials come into town.

Drivers should expect delays on eastbound Interstate 70 between 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m., then westbound Interstate 70 between 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. There also may be delays around downtown streets until about 6:30 p.m.

If you plan to attend the event, there are some things you should know before heading into the venue.

Attendees should not bring umbrellas, signs, mace, backpacks or knives.

Doors open at 8 a.m. for the forum. The event is open to the general public, not just NRA members.

WTHR will stream the event live on WTHR.com, Facebook, and our WTHR News app.