No, whoever the spokesperson is will be schooled and ready. It will be interesting to hear what the NRA has to say. I want to see if the spokesperson is confident enough to field questions. How will the room be set up? What coverage will the protesters outside, which are a certainty, receive? What gun control supporters will be interviewed about the NRA's message, and which media outlets will go for the emotional by interviewing family members in Connecticut?
The NRA statement Tuesday said, "'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 group said. It plans to hold 'a major news conference' on Friday and both their Facebook and Twitter presences are active again." (http://www.cnn.com/2012/12/18/politics/nra-silence-regrouping/index.html)
This latest mass slaughter may bring stronger pressure on Congress than past shootings because most of the victims were first graders. But the gun control people must act quickly. That's because after a period of mourning and activism and fist shaking, they know there's not much time or money to make their case for change before most people move on in their lives to new issues, according to Mark Glaze, director of Mayors Against Illegal Guns.