- The Washington Times - Thursday, June 20, 2013

The Mayors Against Illegal Guns, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s anti-gun group, made headlines yesterday after it was reported the “No More Names” campaign listed Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev as a victim of gun violence.

The group issued an apology, saying including the name at the demonstration at the N.H. state Capitol was simply a “mistake.”

But according to N.H. Sen. Kelly Ayotte’s office, this isn’t the first time the group listed him as a victim. They also listed suicides and high-profile criminals, such as deceased cop-killer Christopher Dorner.

In a letter to N.H. Sen. Kelly Ayotte, the group urges the Republican “to consider your opposition to the bipartisan Manchin-Toomey background check compromise.”

“More than 6,000 Americans have been murdered with guns in the six months since the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary. Enclosed are the names of 5,026 who we were able to identify.”

Slate.com insists that its list is not complete and is based on deaths as a result of guns, not gun violence, specifically.

 

 

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