THE COWARDS COME FORWARD: NRA’s Sandy Hook Press Conference at 10:45 EST CLICK TO WATCH
After nearly a week of laying low since the Dec. 14 elementary school massacre in Newtown,
Conn., the National Rifle Association holds a press conference Friday – a rare event for the largest and wealthiest of American gun-rights organizations.
No one expects the NRA to give ground on any gun-control measures under discussion, such as a new federal ban on certain assault weapons or on high-capacity ammunition magazines. But in billing the 10:45 a.m. Eastern time news conference as “major” and saying that the organization is “prepared to offer meaningful contributions” to help prevent another Newtown, the NRA has raised the stakes for its role in the public debate.