National Rifle Association deactivates Facebook page after Connecticut school shooting raises anger
The National Rifle Association, which has been slammed with criticism after Friday's deadly shooting rampage at a Connecticut elementary school, has apparently deactivated its Facebook page and also stopped tweeting.
The National Rifle Association touted having 1.7 million 'likes' on the social media site the day before the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
According to the New York Daily News, those who liked the NRA's Facebook page first noticed it was gone on Friday, and the group has continued to stay silent over the weekend.
Its last Twitter update about a "10 Days of NRA Giveaways" was posted Friday morning, just as the mayhem at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown began, the report said.
It's unclear why the NRA, which claims a membership of 4.3 million, have pulled its Facebook page.
In July, an NRA-affiliated Twitter account was shuttered when someone tweeted, "Good morning, shooters, the report added.
Police are still trying to piece together why killer Adam Lanza targeted his victims, which included 20 children.
Investigators said that the 20-year-old was armed with an assault rifle and two semi-automatic pistols, which were registered to his mother.
She was found dead at their home, and Lanza also killed himself at the scene with one of the handguns.