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NRA to Make Announcement Friday; What Do You Want to Hear From Them?

Fairfax-headquartered group issues statement about preventing future tragedies after shooting in Connecticut.

After days of silence, the National Rifle Association has released a statement on the tragic shooting in Newtown, CT, saying it will make "meaningful contributions to help make sure this never happens again" and pledged to make an announcement on Friday.

In the release, the organization begins to explain its silence, saying: "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 organization announced it will hold a press conference Friday in Washington, D.C.

More details on Friday's press conference will be released when timing is deemed "appropriate," according to the statement.

In the interim, we want to know, what do you hope the NRA does in response to the Newtown tragedy?

michael merwitz December 20, 2012 at 05:29 PM
Nothing besides an expression of sympathy for the families of the victims. It's far too volatile time for anyone to be making promises and pronouncements, and if we are, as a nation, going to enter into a sane and meaningful conversation about rights and responsibilities then (a) everything related needs to be on the table, and (b) we need some time and distance to react rationally.
RobinS December 21, 2012 at 03:50 PM
A conversation has begun and needs to continue after the media stops covering it about why a sick young man as Adam Lanza had to call for help in the worst possible way by first killing his own mother and then so many innocent children and teachers in a place considered to be the safest. We as a nation need to wake up and look in the mirror and ask this question, what are we afraid of? The time to live in constant fear has to end. The time to live in a constant state of instant self gratification has to end. The time for us to look at ourselves and ask what is most important for us as a nation & as individuals has to start now. We must reassess our behavior and take action. We must ask our leaders to change and start representing us and not their own self interest and that of the corporate plutocracy that has taken over America. We must look out for one another, be kind to one another and stop being afraid and stop being selfish. We must protect our weakest and that includes providing health care for all of our citizens so people who need help can get it with out hesitation and without fear. We must learn to enjoy life and take time. We must change the rules of engagement. We must end this glorification and ease of attaining weapons of war and death. We must start with this discussion of healing now otherwise we will continue to lose our country and each other.
RobinS December 21, 2012 at 03:54 PM
PS The NRA needs to stop sending hateful, racist, and inflammatory videos to it's members. watch this and speak out against such horrid videos that make people fearful and send incorrect information.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1VtGXDLISkU. They need to wake up to the reality that citizens should not own weapons of war.

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