They were celebrating 1.7 million likes on Facebook the day before the Newtown shooting
The National Rifle Association’s Facebook page went dark since Monday, December 17, following the Newtown, Connecticut shooting at an elementary school.According to Todsup. The NRA main page is not accessible at all on Facebook; however, a page dedicated to its blog was active yesterday. At this time, the page listed with the handle NRAblog has also been taken down.
The blog is described as an "official inside look at the NRA's Programs including Shooting Championships, National Firearms Museum, Law Enforcement Division, Education & Training and more."
They last posted info on the “Friends of NRA” TV show, at 6:30 a.m. on Friday, right before the incident that shook America to its core. The show was set to commence its third season.
A day before the shooting, they were celebrating 1.7 million likes on Facebook, under the handle nationalrifleassociation.
"Did you hear? Our #facebook page reached 1.7 million 'likes' today! Thanks for being a friend,!" the organization wrote on Twitter on December 13.
The NRA Twitter account also remains silent, with its latest posting being on 6:36 a.m. the same day.
“10 Days of NRA Giveaways — Enter today for a chance to win an auto emergency tool!,” they announced at the time.
The organization's website, NRA News, advertised as “your first source for second amendment news,” posted nothing about the Newtown shooting.
They list other articles in their top news section, including "Homefront Hugs USA Urges Volunteers to Make a Difference in a Soldier's Life" and "Fast & Furious Gun Buyer Sentenced to 57 Months in Prison."
The Newtown incident relaunches debates about gun control, with several U.S. politicians lobbying for Obama to take a stand and enforce an assault weapons ban.
As we wrote earlier, the world is still mourning over the deaths of 20 children, as the funerals of the Sandy Hook victims have started. 6-year-old Noah Pozner's family have released a heartbreaking eulogy, during his funeral, on Monday.