This Huffington Post article has the story.
Mike Hammond, chief counsel for the powerful gun lobbying group Gun Owners of America said the National Rifle Association, the nation’s largest gun lobby, was hiding from the media like an opossum following the massacre on Friday of 20 children and 6 adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.
The NRA “always does this, whenever there’s a tragedy, they go into ‘possum mode,” Hammond told The Huffington Post on Monday. “They think that if they don’t say anything that it will go away.”…
What is surprising is that Pratt is the only gun lobby representative willing to discuss his beliefs in public in the days after the Connecticut massacre. In the NRA’s absence, Gun Owners of America has emerged as one of the only sources for TV producers and reporters for the pro-gun position.