(WASHINGTON.CBSLOCAL) — National Rifle Association officials have kept quiet in the wake of Friday’s elementary school shooting in Newtown, Conn., and they also shut down their Facebook page and have not had any Twitter activity since Friday morning.

The powerful American pro-gun lobby’s Facebook page was deactivated on Saturday. The page had been celebrating its social media success last week with a posted photo thanking its 1.7 million “Likes” on the social network. And the typically active official NRA Twitter – which has over 63,000 followers — has not had a post since the morning of the attacks when it announced, “10 Days of NRA Giveaways – Enter today for a chance to win an auto emergency tool!”

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