Silent since Friday's horrific tragedy in Newtown, Conn., the NRA says it is preparing to address the issue at a Friday news conference.
The largest pro-Second Amendment organization said also it withheld making a statement earlier as matter of respect for the dead and their families. This process has marked previous strategies when other shootings happened.
Here is the text of the NRA's press conference announcement:
Important Statement from the National Rifle Association
Posted on December 18, 2012