There's been a lot of media comment on the NRA's silence since Friday's Newtown tragedy. The organization has now broken its silence by expressing sympathy for the victims and announcing a further major statement to follow on Friday.
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.
The statement explained the group's earlier silence: "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."
And the group announced a major news conference set for Friday, at which they'll offer "meaningful contributions" on the issue of mass shootings in America.
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.
Via the Wall Street Journal.