NRA Promises ‘Meaningful Contributions’

    AURORA, CO - JULY 22: A Bush Master AR15 assault rifle is displayed at Firing-Line July 22, 2012 in Aurora, Colorado. Firing-Line is located not far from where suspect gunman James Eagan Holmes, 24, is accused of killing 12 people at a screening of the new "Batman" film last Friday. The firearm is similar to the one used in the rampage.  (Photo by Joshua Lott/Getty Images)

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    After days of silence following the Newton massacre, the NRA has finally spoken. The National Rifle Association says it plans to "offer meaningful contributions" to help stop gun violence in the wake of the tragic Sandy Hook school shooting. The group released a statement on Tuesday, and says it will offer its support to make sure "this never happens again." The statement said NRA officials have waited to comment until now out of respect for victims, and because they wanted a "full investigation of the facts." In the past, the NRA has resisted stricter gun-control laws, arguing that the Second Amendment affords Americans relatively easy access to firearms. The NRA did not provide specific details as to what types of changes it will now support, or what said “meaningful contributions” will be.

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