This afternoon, The National Rifle Association‘s press team finally broke its three-day silence with an email that promises a major press conference on Friday and vaguely hints at the group’s willingness to contribute to the national debate over gun control (yeah right). The email reads:
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.
We’re very interested to find out which “meaningful contributions” the NRA has in mind. This time, we have a feeling these contributions won’t be limited to a collection of tall tales about how responsible gun owners must protect themselves from a fascistic government hell-bent on confiscating their legal tools of self-defense.