The National Rifle Association broke its silence over the Newton, Connecticut mass shooting on Tuesday, releasing a statement announcing a “major news conference” this week where it could offer “meaningful contributions” to prevent future massacres.
The NRA had been in virtual silence since the grisly shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary, but now has released this statement, teasing some level of increased participation on the topic. What will this mean? It’s hard to say. But this at least hints at a step that’s invariably relevant, if not crucial, should any form of gun control conversation occur — the NRA coming to the table in good faith.