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NRA's Twitter, Facebook Accounts Fall Silent
Gun-rights group keeps quiet after school shooting
By Neal Colgrass, Newser Staff
Posted Dec 17, 2012 4:43 PM CST
The most recent tweet on NRA's Twitter page.   (Twitter)

(Newser) – Where is the National Rifle Association in the wake of the Connecticut school shooting? Not online, where the NRA has suspended its Facebook account and gone quiet on Twitter, the Washington Post reports. The gun-rights group was promoting "10 Days of NRA Giveaways—Enter today for a chance to win an auto emergency tool!" on Twitter just before news of the shooting broke, and reactions were not kind, reports the Daily Dot. "On the tenth day of Christmas the @NRA gave to me, an elementary school slaughter,” tweeted ‏@tbogg.

The NRA's Facebook page—which had just celebrated 1.7 million "likes"—was attracting a mix of outrage and support. "20 people are dead and most are children," posted one critic. "When will you start to say it's not the guns but the man?" One defender fired back: "Sick of trolls and liberals coming on here." For now the NRA's Facebook page is redirecting to Facebook's homepage, but online silence is nothing new for the NRA, reports BuzzFeed. The group's Twitter account fell silent for a day after the Clackamas Town Center shooting and Sikh Temple shooting, and nine days after the Dark Knight massacre.

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sgudgel
Dec 18, 2012 10:19 PM CST
ban the drones, they committ murder, ban knives they committ murder, alcohol cause drunks committ murder, politics cause they start wars
rosarian
Dec 18, 2012 5:18 PM CST
Shoot an NRA member for Christmas.
Tology
Dec 18, 2012 11:29 AM CST
When the going gets tough, the NRA acts like an ostrich because there is nobody to shoot when the comments are online.