Tuesday, December 18, 2012

NRA says it will make 'meaningful contributions to help make sure this never happens again'

The National Rifle Association, which has remained mum since the Dec. 14 mass shooting in Newtown, Conn., and increased calls for renewal of the ban on so-called assault weapons, said this afternoon that it would make an announcement at a news conference Friday.

"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 group said in a news release. "The NRA is prepared to offer meaningful contributions to help make sure this never happens again."

UPDATE, Dec. 19: President Obama announced that he has assigned Vice President Biden to convene stakeholders to help come up with recommendations for gun legislation that he will propose to Congress next month. News reports say Obama wants a renewed assault-weapons ban, limits on multi-round ammunition clips and a requirement for background checks for firearms purchases at gun shows.

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