NRA CEO Will Be on ‘Meet the Press’

    National Rifle Association (NRA) CEO Wayne LaPierre addresses the NRA Leadership Forum April 13, 2012 in St. Louis, Missouri.     AFP PHOTO / Karen BLEIER (Photo credit should read KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

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    National Rifle Association CEO Wayne LaPierre wouldn’t answer any questions at a Friday press conference, but he will have to on Sunday: he will be appearing on Meet the Press for his first interview since the mass shooting in Newtown, Conn. Earlier this week, the NRA released a statement promising “meaningful contributions” to keep such shootings from happening and said it would hold a press conference on Friday, but the organization has otherwise been virtually silent. Soon after the shooting, the NRA suspended social-media activity and refused several media requests. On Friday, LaPierre called for armed guards at every school, saying that they could have prevented the Newtown shooting.

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