Wisconsin Center relaxes no gun policy for NRA event on safety

NOW: Wisconsin Center relaxes no gun policy for NRA event on safety

MILWAUKEE, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Thousands are expected to flock to the Wisconsin Center from all over the country this weekend to attend a brand new NRA event.

The event is much different than an ordinary gun show. The NRA is selling carry guard insurance that can protect you financially if you shoot someone in self defense.

The Wisconsin Center usually has a strict no guns policy, but that policy has been suspended for the NRA event. The NRA told CBS 58 that those with conceal carry permits will be able to carry at the event. It was a requirement the NRA had of holding the event at the Wisconsin Center. Firearms are still not allowed at other events in the Wisconsin Center.

There are also several self defense classes you can take. Those classes range from loading a gun, to jujitsu lessons from trained MMA fighters.

You can also train with professionals using real guns with blanks and there's a virtual reality simulation of a convenience store robbery meant to test what you would do in a crisis situation, "The bad guy coming in the store, pulling the gun on the clerk. None of us ever experiences that sort of thing. And then I think I was reluctant to take action on it until I really had to. And then he was pointing the gun at me and I had no choice left," said Andrew Danner who is attending the expo.

The event lasts until 6:00 p.m. and will be open Saturday and Sunday too.

Tickets are $20 or $10 if you are an NRA member.

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