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Mon Dec 17, 2012, 11:02 PM

The NRA is running away and hiding, gone to ground

The NRA is afraid of the backlash. I imagine they are spending a fortune with the spin control specialists, but I doubt that there is much that they will be able to accomplish.

I wrote about it here, elaborating a little further at the link, with both articles coming from Business Insider.


Here's The Last Thing The NRA Tweeted Before The Newtown Massacre
Jim Edwards | Dec. 15, 2012, 2:08 PM | 16,204 | in
The National Rifle Association's Twitter account -- normally an active stream of pro-gun tweets -- has been silent for more than 24 hours in the wake of the Newtown, Conn., elementary school shooting that left 20 children and eight adults dead.
The NRA was in the middle of a promotional giveaway contest as the shooting occured.
Here's the last thing the organization tweeted, just a couple of hours before the murders began:



and they have done something similar with abandoning their facebook account:

The NRA's Facebook Page Disappeared Right After The Newtown Massacre



The day before the Newtown, Conn., elementary school massacre the National Rifle Association celebrated a milestone: It had accumulated 1.7 million fans on Facebook. It even tweeted a joyful graphic (at right). A day after the killings, however, the NRA's Facebook went missing in action. It cannot be found on the social network. The disappearance was first noted on the USA Carry pro-gun bulletin board.
The move occurred at the same time as the NRA's Twitter stream went silent -- and suffered a barrage of whithering tweets from critics.

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Dog Gone at Penigma Dec 2012 OP
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Mon Dec 17, 2012, 11:06 PM

1. Cowards.

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Tue Dec 18, 2012, 09:34 AM

2. Locking

This really doesn't fit under the SoP of the Group. Try GD or Politics 2012.

Regards,
Krispos42, Group Host

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Thu Dec 20, 2012, 03:46 PM

3. Unlocking, and kick n/t

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Fri Dec 21, 2012, 02:18 PM

4. So now the NRA has come out of hiding

but isn't taking questions.

It looked like a pretty clear case of making a grab for federal money on behalf of the gun manufacturers.

There seems to be some pretty strong push back against more guns as a solution and against guns in schools, including by the Newtown Connecticut community.

I suspect CNN is correct when they predict that NRA is going to focus their efforts and 'resources' (ie, money) at the state level where they have support, both directly / legally and through ALEC / more questionably. They have been more successful in governor's races and state legislatures races and issues.

But nationwide, I think they badly misjudged the shift in public opinion about gun control.

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