PArt 1 of 2 WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Rifle Association is returning to the spotlight one week after a mass shooting that killed 26 people — 20 of them children — at a Connecticut elementary school. The nation's largest gun-rights lobby plans to address reporters and critics on Friday in its first public event since last week's shooting in Newtown, Conn. The 4.3 million-member group says it will offer "meaningful contributions to help make sure this never happens again." But officials have not yet addressed how — if at all — they would work with members of Congress who are expected to consider tighter restrictions on firearms in the new year. The NRA has largely kept out of sight since last week's shooting, taking down its Facebook page and silencing itself on Twitter. But today, the attention will rest squarely on NRA officials as they speak out for the first time since the shooting. In a short statement issued on Tuesday, the organization said is "prepared to offer meaningful contributions to help make sure this never happens again." We will updating our readers here as the news conference is going on, so check back often. 11:33 am Keene takes the stage and concludes the news conference as reporters shout questions. He repeats the organization's officers won't take questions. The bottom line is the NRA thinks that armed guards at schools and not pushing for more gun <b>…</b>

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