New Jersey and the nation will mark the one week anniversary of the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut with a moment of silence at 9:30AM, the time at which Adam Lanza began his murderous rampage that left 27 dead inclulding his mother.


Mourners visit a streetside memorial for 20 children who were killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School (John Moore/Getty Images)
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THE NRA SPEAKS

The National Rifle Association is returning to the spotlight one week the shooting with a press conference to address the shooting. The 4.3 million-member group says it will offer "meaningful contributions to help make sure this never happens again." The NRA has largely kept out of sight since last week's shooting, taking down its Facebook page and silencing itself on Twitter. NRA CEO and Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre will appear on NBC's Meet The Press on Sunday.

VICTIM 27

Police tape stretches across the front yard of the Lanza residence in Newtown., CT (John Moore/Getty Images)
Nancy Lanza. It's a letter written by a friend on yellow paper affixed, screwed and shellacked onto a red piece of wood.
The dearth of tributes to Nancy Lanza underscores the complicated mix of emotions surrounding her after the shooting.
In a small town where multiple funerals are taking place each day, where black-clad mourners stand in lines waiting to say goodbye to another child, many are incredibly angry at Nancy Lanza for not keeping her guns away from her son.
Some view her as a victim, but one whose guns were used to kill first-graders. And others think Nancy Lanza was an innocent victim, one who should be counted and included at memorials. Connecticut State Police continue their investigation into the shooting and have not yet issued an official report.  


The Associated Press contributed to this story.