NEWTOWN, Conn. - Connecticut state lawmakers on Monday received a letter from the state's new National Rifle Association liaison. Anna Kopperud wanted to introduce herself, she said in the note dated Dec. 10, four days before the elementary school shooting that killed 20 children and six women in Newtown on Friday.
In the form letter, Kopperud wrote that she looked forward to working with lawmakers to promote Second Amendment-related legislation. "I am always around," she said.
Kopperud did not immediately respond to an interview request Monday afternoon, and her LinkedIn profile - which once listed her as a liaison for the NRA in Washington, D.C. - has been taken down.
The pro-gun organization has remained unusually silent in the wake of the mass shooting, the second deadliest of its kind in the nation's history. The NRA has not posted any updates to its Twitter account, and it dismantled its Facebook profile.
At an interfaith service in Newtown Sunday night, President Barack Obama said it was time to change the country's approach to gun ownership.
"In the coming weeks, I will use whatever power this office holds to engage my fellow citizens - from law enforcement to mental health professionals, to parents and educators - in an effort aimed at preventing more tragedies like this," the president said.