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Bridgeport, CT - Conn. Paper Runs Gun Show Ad Next To Newtown Story

Published on: January 3, 2013 11:27 PM
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This handout photo shows an ad for a gun show adjacent to an article about the Newtown, Conn. school shooting in the Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013 edition of The Advocate of Stamford, Conn. A statement released Thursday by Hearst Connecticut Media Group's publisher Paul Farrell said the ad's placement was an oversight. (AP Photo)This handout photo shows an ad for a gun show adjacent to an article about the Newtown, Conn. school shooting in the Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013 edition of The Advocate of Stamford, Conn. A statement released Thursday by Hearst Connecticut Media Group's publisher Paul Farrell said the ad's placement was an oversight. (AP Photo)

Bridgeport, CT - The Hearst Connecticut Media Group apologized Thursday because one of its newspapers ran an ad for an antique gun show next to an article about the Newtown school shooting.

A statement released by Group Publisher Paul Farrell said the ad’s placement in The Advocate of Stamford was the result of an oversight.

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“Our newspapers should not be running gun ads — including ads for antique and collectible gun shows — next to stories about Sandy Hook. It’s insensitive, and it shouldn’t have happened,” the group said in the statement referring to the Dec. 14 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School. “We have taken steps to make sure it doesn’t happen again.”

The ad for the East Coast Fine Arms Show appeared Thursday beside an article about students at the school. The promoter for the gun show, which is scheduled to begin Saturday in Stamford, did not immediately return a message seeking comment.

The gunman, Adam Lanza, killed 20 first-graders and six adult staff members at Sandy Hook. He also killed his mother on the morning of the rampage and committed suicide as police arrived. Police have not offered a possible motive.

Adam’s father, Peter Lanza, lives in Stamford. He issued a statement the day after the shooting expressing sympathy for the victims’ families and saying the family was trying to make sense of what happened.


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 Jan 04, 2013 at 12:45 AM hershel Says:

if one teacher in that school was carrying a gun, this whole story would have ended differently. I think it is a great place for a gun ad

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 Jan 04, 2013 at 04:45 AM Anonymous Says:

Of course folks. My town has a sunday comics section that is framed in another add that is for the guns too. The kids love it I bet huh?

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 Jan 04, 2013 at 08:14 AM DRE53 Says:

I actually believe that it should've been this way. The way to respond to the horrific mass shooting should be by arming law abiding citizens so that if a hoodlum decides to shoot he should be stopped timely.
As was the case last night in BP and last week in a NJ police station, where shots were fired on cops and the shooter was killed and no other cassualties occured.

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 Jan 04, 2013 at 10:12 AM Phineas Says:

Reply to #3  
DRE53 Says:

I actually believe that it should've been this way. The way to respond to the horrific mass shooting should be by arming law abiding citizens so that if a hoodlum decides to shoot he should be stopped timely.
As was the case last night in BP and last week in a NJ police station, where shots were fired on cops and the shooter was killed and no other cassualties occured.

those were trained policemen

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 Jan 04, 2013 at 11:08 AM DRE53 Says:

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Phineas Says:

those were trained policemen

That's exactly my point.
Let there be a requirement that gun holders undergo some training.

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 Jan 04, 2013 at 12:16 PM Texas_Eli Says:

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DRE53 Says:

That's exactly my point.
Let there be a requirement that gun holders undergo some training.

It was a COP that was disarmed that resulted in the shooting in the first place!

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 Jan 04, 2013 at 12:29 PM Phineas Says:

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DRE53 Says:

That's exactly my point.
Let there be a requirement that gun holders undergo some training.

even the most trained people cannot fire safely while under fire in a crowd. The Empire State Building shooter was brought down along with ten wounded bystanders all shot by NYPD. Most of the NYPD's shots at Amadou Diallo were misses. You are watching Clint Eastwood movies. The only one that gets it right is "Unforgoven" where the sheriff played by Gene Hackman explains that the best gunmen can't fire dependably while under fire. You can't sign up for a few courses like it's a bookeeping class.

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 Jan 04, 2013 at 03:41 PM elchonon Says:

Most shooters shoot often and train often

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 Jan 05, 2013 at 09:12 PM Phineas Says:

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elchonon Says:

Most shooters shoot often and train often

not under return-fire conditions

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