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NRA calls news conference for Friday, vows 'meaningful contributions'

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Photo - CRAIG, CO - MAY 29:  A supporter of Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney holds an NRA baseball cap during the singing of the National Anthem at a campaign rally at Alice Pleasant Park on May 29, 2012 in Craig, Colorado. Mitt Romney will campaign in Colorado and Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
CRAIG, CO - MAY 29: A supporter of Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney holds an NRA baseball cap during the singing of the National Anthem at a campaign rally at Alice Pleasant Park on May 29, 2012 in Craig, Colorado. Mitt Romney will campaign in Colorado and Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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The National Rifle Association, the gun rights group that has remained mostly silent in the days following the school shooting in Newtown, Conn., has announced it will hold a “major news conference” on Friday and vowed to offer “meaningful contributions to help make sure this never happens again.”

Here is the full NRA statement:

The National Rifle Association of America is made up of four million moms and dads, sons and daughters – and we were shocked, saddened and heartbroken by the news of the horrific and senseless murders in Newtown.

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.

The NRA is prepared to offer meaningful contributions to help make sure this never happens again.

The NRA is planning to hold a major news conference in the Washington, DC area on Friday, December 21.

Details will be released to the media at the appropriate time.

 

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