The NRA releases a statement on Friday's school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut.
The gun owners' organization states that its members include parents and children, and they're all shocked and heartbroken over the shootings.
The group had been silent since the massacre, amid nationwide cries for gun reform.
The statement continues to say leaders decided to wait to comment, out of respect for the families.
And the group is prepared to offer quote "meaningful contributions" to help ensure something like this never happens again.
More comments will come Friday, when the NRA holds a news conference.
This is the entire statement from the NRA:
"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.
Details will be released to the media at the appropriate time."