- The Washington Times - Thursday, December 12, 2013

The Washington Post put out an appeal to readers to help with its newspaper coverage of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting’s one-year anniversary: Send us your “gun violence” stories.

The appeal came by way of the newspaper’s story, “What’s your gun number? Share your gun story,” and an accompanying form so readers could submit their information, Breitbart.com reported.

The form contains such questions as, “How many people do you know that have been killed or injured by gun violence?” and, “If you were in charge, how would you change gun policy in the U.S.?” The form also asks readers to send in pictures of themselves holding up what the newspaper termed as “gun numbers,” or the number of gun-related incidents that they have personally witnessed.

The Washington Post Magazine posed a similar question in March, in a story that was titled, “What’s Your Gun Number?” Breitbart said the core question in that article was: “How many people do you know who have been shot?”

The Sandy Hook shooting took place on Dec. 14, 2012, leaving six adults and 20 children at the school dead. Shooter Adam Lanza also killed his mother, and then turned the gun on himself after police responded to the scene.

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