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Topic - Danielle Thompson
Plans by a gun-rights group to participate in ceremonies on Friday marking one year since the Aurora theater shooting have drawn criticism from some participants who say the group doesn't belong.
RMGO spokeswoman Danielle Thompson said the mayors' group is using the anniversary to promote gun-control legislation, noting that MAIG has actively pushed for firearms restrictions in Colorado.
"They're politicizing this — Mayors Against Illegal Guns is using this anniversary as a podium," Ms. Thompson said. "We don't intend to hold signs; we're simply attempting to show that there are two sides to this debate."