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Gun Shows Face New Scrutiny After Newtown Shooting

Four gun shows about an hour’s drive from Newtown, Conn., have been canceled.

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Organizers say they weren’t appropriate just weeks after a gunman killed 20 first-graders and six adults at an elementary school in Newtown.

But gun advocates aren’t backing down from their insistence on the right to keep and bear arms.

The City Council in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., has urged a group to not display military-style weapons and high-capacity magazines at its upcoming gun show.

Organizer David Petronis says it’s not fair that the shows and their organizers are seen as the brunt of the problem. But he says he understands the reaction.

The group agreed to the city’s request.

 

(Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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