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National Rifle Association Releases Statement On Newtown Shooting

The National Rifle Association released a statement Tuesday afternoonin response to the Newtown Elementary school shooting.

Below is a copy of the statement:

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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.

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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.

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

-NRA-

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