The National Rifle Association on Tuesday said it would offer "meaningful contributions" to the growing discussion about how to prevent another massacre, ending its four-day silence after the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.
The NRA, the country's leading gun rights lobbying group, said it will hold a "major news conference" on Friday.
According to the NRA's statement, it is "prepared to offer meaningful contributions to help make sure this never happens again." The brief statement did not offer specifics.
In total, 28 people, including 20 children, died as a result of Friday's shootings, in which Adam Lanza is alleged to have opened fire on students and adults inside Sandy Hook classrooms.
The NRA, which spent $17 million during federal elections this year, according to CNN, also broke its social media silence on Tuesday, linking to the statement on Twitter. The statement explained that it chose silence "out of respect for the families, and as a matter of common decency."