Washington (AP) - The National Rifle Association, the nation's largest gun-rights group, has gone silent after the deadly shooting of 26 people, including 20 children, at a Connecticut elementary school.
Its Facebook page has disappeared.
It has not sent a message on Twitter since the extent of the carnage became clear.
No NRA leaders appeared on Sunday talk shows.
During past crises, the group defended the rights of gun owners. But in this case, one Republican strategist says the NRA's approach is probably wise given the emotions involved.
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