NRA shuts down Facebook page

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    NRA fades to black on social media after Conn. shooting

    The NRA has been treading lightly since the Sandy Hook tragedy.

    The National Rifle Association took down its Facebook page the day of the bloody shooting spree at Sandy Hook Elementary School -- one day after the NRA promoted a milestone of 1.7 million "likes."


    The NRA's last Twitter update about "10 Days of NRA Giveaways" was posted Friday morning. The first 911 calls went out from Connecticut school at around 9:30 a.m. Friday.


    The NRA did not immediately respond to a call for comment.


    The 4.3 million-member NRA's strong pro-gun position has been under siege since the shootings that left 28 people dead, including 20 children and the shooter, Adam Lanza.


    Nancy Lanza, 54, was found dead of multiple gunshot wounds at her home. Adam Lanza, 20, fatally shot himself at the elementary school with a handgun.


    Connecticut State Police Lt. Paul Vance said Lanza was armed with an assault rifle and two semiautomatic pistols, which were registered to and legally owned by his mother.

    Removing a Facebook page is an unusual step for an organization, though the NRA can bring the page back within 30 days without losing any data, archived posts or page "likes."


    Josh Constine, a writer for Techcrunch, theorizes that the NRA took down its Facebook page because "pro- and anti-gun citizens likely would have gone to war on its wall," adding that "discussions could have taken an ugly turn, with those on either side leaving inappropriate posts and comments."


    The NRA also canceled a "Tweet & Greet" with country musician Colt Ford on Twitter Friday afternoon but didn't explain why, the New York Daily News reports.

    In July, an NRA Twitter account tweeted, "Good morning, shooters. Weekend plans? Happy Friday!" after the movie theater shooting spree in Aurora, Colo., that left 12 people dead and dozens wounded. The NRA said the tweeter had not heard about the shooting.
     
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    The NRA had nothing to do with this shooting you fucking moron.
     
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    Good for them. Proves the rightys aren't the ones exploiting this.
     
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    Cowards couldn't even manage a word or two of sympathy.

    But, they haven't gone far. Right now, there are phone calls being made and (R) politicians being bought.
     
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    The NRA had everything to do with the proliferation of the war weopons in this nation. You don't take down a bunch of people like this with a lever or bolt action hunting gun.
     
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    Member of the NRA board of directors.

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    it's not their fault, they didn't shoot up the school A lone nutbag did. Tho i wish he offed himself first.
     
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    Is it too much to ask that you spell "weapons" correctly? Or are spelling rules THE MAN's way of keeping you down?
     
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    Not at all surprising the NRA took their page down. I expect leftists were getting all "tolerant" and "civil" on it.

    You know, like they do here.
     
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    For some, the debate can resume after the children are laid to rest...some people need to talk about it right now, and other people choose not to at the moment.
     
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