N.R.A. To Address Sandy Hook Shooting On Friday

The National Rife Association says it will hold a "major" news conference on Friday concerning the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.

Friday will be one week since Adam Lanza walked into the Newtown, Connecticut school and killed 20 children and 6 adults.

The organization says it was "shocked, saddened and heartbroken" by what it said were horrific and senseless murders at the school.

The N.R.A. says it plans to offer meaningful contributions "to help make sure this never happens again."

N.R.A. Statement

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.