http://www.addurl.nu/ Maureen Renfro's Blog: NRA Page Been Silent On Facebook After The Shootings At Sandy Hook Elementary School

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

NRA Page Been Silent On Facebook After The Shootings At Sandy Hook Elementary School

The National Rifle Association's Facebook page isn't accessible, and its Twitter account is radio silent three days after the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

Only a Facebook page for the NRA blog remains posted. The last item shared at 6:30 a.m. Friday (before the school shootings) was about the "Friends of NRA" TV show.

On Twitter, Friday was also the last day the NRA tweeted, at 6:36 a.m.: "10 Days of NRA Giveaways — Enter today for a chance to win an auto emergency tool!"

The blog is described as an "official inside look at the NRA's Programs" like "Shooting Championships, National Firearms Museum, Law Enforcement, Education & Training."

The day before, on Twitter, the NRA said: "Did you hear? Our #facebook page reached 1.7 million 'likes' today! Thanks for being a friend!" And posted this picture:


Yet those 1.7 million likes, tied to the NRA's main Facebook page, could not be seen as of Monday night. The group has yet to comment on its page's absence.

It does not appear that Facebook itself took action, one way or another, regarding the NRA page. Online, the NRA's news site continues to be viewable.

No news of Friday's horror in Newtown, Conn., appears on it.

The firearms association is likely to be under heavy scrutiny amid a renewed gun control debate and a push for a new assault weapons ban in 2013.

NRA officials and members have long maintained that gun regulations are unconstitutional, not to mention impractical and ineffective in curbing violence.