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NRA "Saddened" And "Shocked" By Newtown Tragedy

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Richmond, VA—In a statement released Tuesday, he National Rifle Association of America said it is "shocked" and "saddened" by the tragedy in Newton, CT, and plans to hold a news conference on Friday.

The full release reads:

"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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