SALT LAKE CITY -- A top National Rifle Association executive will deliver a keynote speech at a hunting expo in Salt Lake City.
Wayne LaPierre will open a banquet Saturday night at the Salt Palace convention hall.
LaPierre has been a polarizing figure in the recent national gun debate. He's calling for armed guards in schools while fighting efforts in Congress to ban assault weapons. He's rallying gun owners around the Second Amendment.
The gun debate flared anew after the shooting of 20 children and six adults at a Connecticut school in December.
The Western Hunting & Conservation Expo runs from Thursday to Sunday at the Salt Palace.