Gun-Show Ad Runs Next to Massacre Story

Readers of a Connecticut newspaper were jolted when they came across an article about the Newtown school massacre and found an advertisement touting an upcoming gun show displayed right next to it.

The Advocate of Stamford — 42 miles southwest of Newtown — published a story about classes resuming at the school where 20 students and six adults were killed last month, under the headline “A Different Sandy Hook Elementary Opens.’’ Next to the text and poignant photos is a jarring ad for the East Coast Fine Arms Show (“Investment quality arms from all eras”), set for Saturday and Sunday.

The cringe-worthy placement had red-faced officials at the Hearst Connecticut Media Group quickly issuing a mea culpa.
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