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Gun control group apologizes for mentioning Tsarnaev among victims at Concord rally

A gun control group that’s reading the names of thousands of victims of gun violence during a national bus tour is apologizing for saying the name of a Boston Marathon bombing suspect at a rally in Concord.

The Mayors Against Illegal Guns stopped in Concord on Tuesday as part of its campaign to build support for legislation to expand background checks for gun buyers. Such legislation failed in the Senate.

As part of the event, participants read the names of more than 6,000 Americans killed by guns since the massacre at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn., in December. On the list was Tamerlan Tsarnaev, who died in an exchange of gunfire with the police days after the April 15 bombings.

The group said his name shouldn’t have been listed.

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Also on the list were 3 cop killers. Chris Dorner, being the most notorious. But really, what good came out of this? Comments, letters, an arrest, more hard feelings, apologies, nothing good. Governors should call this group and tell them to go protest in DC, and stay out of their states. Take your billionaire sponsored bus, and your stupid terrorist/cop killer list and go somewhere else.

It is a start that the Monitor printed this but honestly three paragraphs versus an expose' about one person verbally shouting down protesters. If it was a pro-abortion protester shouting down pro-life folks, the Monitor would have sold the protester as a hero.

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