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NRA Condemns Newtown Shooting in Statement

The National Rifle Association, which has been in the middle of gun control media coverage for years, speaks out on the school shooting in Newtown, CT. A Friday press conference in Washington, DC is also planned.

(Editor's Note: Below is the copy of the National Rifle Association's statement in response to the school shooting in Newtown):

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.

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