The NRA appeared to have removed this tweet by 12:30 p.m. ET on Friday.

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National Rifle Association sends ill-timed tweet after Colorado shooting

"Good morning, shooters. Happy Friday!" wrote one of the group's accounts

Tweet was widely criticized as insensitive given the overnight shooting that killed 12

CNN  — 

While the nation wrestled with the aftermath of a shooting in Colorado that left 12 people dead, a Twitter account for the National Rifle Association had this to say:

“Good morning, shooters. Happy Friday! Weekend plans?”

That tweet was posted at 9:20 a.m. ET on Friday by an account for “American Rifleman,” the official NRA journal. The group, which advocates for gun owners, appeared to have been pulled down from the Internet as of about 12:30 p.m. ET Friday.

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