National Rifle Association responds to school shooting

5:21 PM, Dec 18, 2012   |    comments
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(WZZM)-- Tuesday, the National Rifle Association released its first statement since the Sandy Hook shootings that killed 20 children and eight adults.

The statement reads:

"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 plans to hold a news conference in the Washington, D.C. area Friday.  The association is not disclosing the reason for the event.

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