The NRA is finally reacting to the horrific tragedy at a Connecticut elementary school with a sympathetic statement. And the announcement of a press conference:

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.

The NRA is planning to hold a major news conference in the Washington, DC area on Friday, December 21.

It should be interesting to see what they mean by “meaningful contributions.” Perhaps they’re going to rescind their “Youth Programs“? Nah, that’s unlikely. Same probably goes for the “Kid’s Stuff” link on the NRA site that points to a web store of absurd products for kids with equally absurd product descriptions. Take their Camo Marshmallow Shooter for example:

NRA kids love guns and all kids love marshmallows. Give them the best of both worlds with our Camo Marshmallow Shooter. This pump action plastic shooter sends mini marshmallows up to 30 feet. The easy-to-fill magazine tube holds up to 25 marshmallows for rapid fire action.

Or there’s this one for the NRA Kids Crayon T-shirt:

Your kids will love these 100% cotton T-shirts that will let everyone know they are “a chip off the old block”. Crayons creatively form the letters NRA on the front to show that kids are a part of NRA too. You know kids are a vital part of our future, now you can show everyone that your kids are NRA kids.

Unless of course, they’re dead.