NRA Pledges 'Meaningful Contributions' in Wake of Newtown School Shooting
The National Rifle Association will hold a "major" news conference Friday as it promises to offer "meaningful contributions" to make sure a tragedy like the Sandy Hook school mass shooting doesn't happen again
"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."
Also on Tuesday, Dick's Sporting Goods announced it will suspend sales of some modern sport rifles in its inventory.
Pa. Gov. Tom Corbett on Tuesday warned against a rush to pass new gun laws, according to this Morning Call report.