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After Connecticut School Shooting, NRA Ready To Make 'Meaningful Contributions'

Virginia-headquartered group issues a statement about preventing future tragedies.

After days of silence, the National Rifle Association has released a statement on the tragic school shooting in Newtown, Conn., saying it will make "meaningful contributions to help make sure this never happens again."

In the release, the organization begins to explain its silence, saying: "Out of respect for the families, and as a matter of common decency, we have given time for mourning, prayer and a full investigation of the facts before commenting."

Critics had called out the group in the days following the December 14 shooting: As citizens and legislators began to fall on either side of a debate about what, if at all, should be done about gun laws, many wondered why the group was absent from the conversation.

Patch submitted a media request with the NRA, which also houses its National Firearms Museum in Fairfax, and has yet to receive comment. The organization released its statement Tuesday to the press

The organization announced that it will hold a press conference Friday (December 21) in Washington, D.C. 

For more on this articie, visit Falls Church (Va.) Patch.

-- What do you think needs to be done to prevent mass shooting tragedies? Do you support the NRA? Share your thoughts in the comments below.


Nana December 20, 2012 at 05:14 AM
I believe that if the teachers and authority figures in that school were aloud to have a gun it would of shut this down long before the death toll reached the massive amount it did.My heart goes out to the families who lost their babies & I cannot even come close to feeling their pain, that's why it's so important to shut the idiots down before they have this chance ever again! I would want my children in the hands of someone who could protect them! "Dreaming" that gun control is the answer is the stupidest thing I ever heard of! Getting rid of these big idots that feel powerful taking a child's life is the answer! They are the ones who don't deserve to live. I am a mother of 2 & I will go to all extreams to protect my babies & I should be aloud to! Guns don't kill people - stupid people kill people & gutless ones are killing our babies. Take away our right & the idiots will be the only ones left with the guns!!! Do people really think that all the unregistared guns will be turned over if it comes to that? The sicko's will be the only ones armed & it doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure that one out! Maybe it's time our goverment protects the innocent & not the creeps of the world like it's been doing for decades now! These so-called people that feel powerful killing others wouldn't feel so powerful if they knew that chances were good that they'd be shot before it was over. If they didn't care in the first place then there's nothing lost.

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