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Like frightened rabbits gone to ground or cockroaches that scatter when the lights come on, the National Rifle Association has gone into hiding.

Last Thursday, the NRA boasted on their Twitter feed: "Did you hear? Our #facebook page reached 1.7 million ‘likes’ today! Thanks for being a friend!"

Within hours after Friday’s massacre at the Sandy Hook Elementary School, the NRA deactivated its Facebook page and the organization’s primary Twitter account has gone silent. The NRA has made only the most perfunctory statement that, until they know all the facts, they aren’t saying a word. Are the facts we already know not enough for them? 27 people shot to death with an assault rifle, 20 of the victims between the ages of six and seven; the youngest victim shot 11 times; the tenth mass shooting in the United States this year alone, the 62nd in the past 30 years.

All 31 U.S. senators who support gun rights declined invitations to speak on NBC’s "Meet the Press" on Sunday.

It’s no surprise that cowards hide when there are tough questions to be answered.

Perhaps the NRA and their bought-and-paid-for legislators don’t know what to say, but they know their days are numbered: a just-released Washington Post-ABC News poll conducted over the weekend shows that Americans favor stricter gun controls by a 54 to 43% margin.

The dominoes are beginning to fall.

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