NRA Removes Internet Presence
America’s main pro gun organization, the National Rifle Association has failed to update any of its social media feeds or main website since the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings in Newtown, Connecticut.
The Sandy Hook tragedy took place on Friday December 14th 2012 and no mention of the tragedy is visible on any of the internet sites operated by the NRA.
According to Examiner, the pro gun group’s main Facebook page is currently removed from the internet and no news updates have been made on YouTube or Twitter since Friday morning.
The last item shared at 6:30 a.m. Friday (before the school shootings) was about the “Friends of NRA” TV show that will start a third season soon.
The news feed on the NRA’s main website shows short updates from Friday morning detailing a Holiday giveaway and news that almost one million concealed weapons permits have been awarded in the state of Florida.
John Pierce, co-founder of OpenCarry.org, recently told TPM that the organization is scrabling following the horrific shooting.
“The other reason that the NRA isn’t talking a great deal is out of respect for the families who lost loved ones,” Pierce explained. “You know, historically, gun rights groups have tried to give a proper period of mourning before engaging in political debate.I believe that behind the scenes the NRA is probably girdling their loins for a political struggle.”
The NRA has faced criticism since the latest shooting tragedy in the U.S. for its stance over the large numbr of guns held by private individuals in the U.S. and the group’s position on gun control.
What do you think about the NRA’s decision to “go dark?”