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.