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

Memorial items left near Sandy Hook Elementary in Connecticut. Credit Newtown Patch
Memorial items left near Sandy Hook Elementary in Connecticut. Credit Newtown Patch
After days of silence, the National Rifle Association, headquartered in Fairfax, 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?

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yeahitzme December 20, 2012 at 08:15 AM
Of course, continue to defend the second amendment and the rights of a citizen to own and protect their family if they chose with a weapon...that is the constitution and it should be upheld...However, I do feel that certain types of semi automatic and automatic weapons just don't fit that category and seem to be the weapon of destruction by these unstable killers. Although it is completely impossible to control all situations and actions of deranged people, the NRA should be extra diligent in its efforts to ensure the weapons are not able to reach the hands of those who do not meet the strictest background checks and mental heath checks, with consideration of those within a household as well, as we see the case with Newtown and parental possession of SEMI-automatic weaponry..I find it hard to believe such an assault weapon was needed for hunting or home protection? I do believe promoting secured schools, malls and large gathering areas such as theatres and venues like stadiums do require and would benefit from "armed" security...It may not eliminate the attempts of these deranged individuals, but it just may stop or slow them down ong enough until first responders can arrive and minimize casualties...Its a matter of common sense and resourceful "troubleshooting" at this point. Banning weapons from law abiding citizens and trampling the constitution is NOT the answer as I see things and as statistics provide!!!

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