- Associated Press - Tuesday, October 14, 2014

NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) - A man whose son was killed in the 2012 Newtown school shootings is joining a publicity campaign by the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence.

David Wheeler’s son Ben was among 20 children killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School by the gunman who also killed six educators in December 2012.

The Brady Center says the campaign launched on Tuesday is intended to help parents understand the risks of having a gun in the home.

Wheeler is featured in the digital advertisements along with Ann Marie Crowell of Saugus, Massachusetts, whose son died in an accidental shooting at a friend’s house. The campaign also includes television advertisements.

The Brady Center says studies have shown that most school shootings involve a gun from a home.


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