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NRA lays low after shooting

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Paul Bedard,Washington Secrets

With calls already coming in from CNN's Piers Morgan and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg for a new wave of gun control in the wake of the Colorado Batman shootings, the National Rifle Association has decided to lay low.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims, their families and the community. NRA will not have any further comment until all the facts are known,” a spokesman told Secrets.

The shooting is familiar territory for the First Amendment group. They came under fire after the 1999 Columbine, Colorado shootings which took place just 20 miles from last night’s cinema shooting in Aurora.

But since then public shootings have not led to overwhelming pushes for gun control. Many gun advocates, for example, were surprised that even the shooting last year of former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords didn’t spark an outcry for gun limits.

CNN's Piers Morgan in a tweet said "orrendous details from this Colorado cinema shooting. America has got to do something about its gun laws. Now is the time.'