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NRA Breaks Silence After Shootings

In its first comment following the horrific shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, the National Rifle Association today said it is “prepared to offer meaningful contributions to help make sure this never happens again.” The NRA went silent in the wake of the tragedy last Friday: The gun-rights group's Facebook page disappeared, it stopped sending out tweets, and it told reporters that “[u]ntil the facts are thoroughly known, NRA will not have any comment.” On Tuesday, the group said it would hold a “major news conference” on Friday, December 21 in the Washington D.C., area to further explain its position. It did not offer additional details on the press conference. In addition to promising “meaningful contributions” to avert another tragedy, the NRA said in its short statement that its members were heartbroken by the shooting/Associated Press. More here. (NRA logo from Wikipedia)

Question: What would you like to see the National Rifle Association do, in wake of the Newtown massacre?


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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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