NRA Says It's 'Heartbroken' Over Newtown, Conn. School Shooting

NRA Says It's 'Heartbroken' Over Newtown, Conn. School Shooting

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The National Rifle Association on Tuesday released a statement on the Newtown, Conn. school shooting, marking the first time the group has publicly addressed the shooting.

The NRA posted the statement on its Facebook page Tuesday afternoon.

In the statement, the group said it was "shocked, saddened and heartbroken by the news of the horrific and senseless murders in Newtown."

The NRA says it is prepared to offer "meaningful contributions to help make sure this never happens again."

The group says it plans to hold a major news conference in the Washington, DC area on Friday.

The details of the press conference have not yet been released.

You can read the NRA's full statement below:

"The NRA 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 de

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."

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