Tuesday, December 18, 2012

NRA to issue on Friday its statement on shooting tragedy



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

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.

- Jeffrey L. Frischkorn
Twitter: @Fieldkorn

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