NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) _ A group supporting tougher gun laws is planning a protest outside the headquarters of the gun industry’s national trade association and lobby organization in Newtown, where 20 first-graders and six adults were killed at a school more than a year ago.
The Newtown Action Alliance says its members will gather Monday morning outside the offices of the National Shooting Sports Foundation. The alliance says it’s protesting the gun industry’s record of selling military-style assault rifles used in mass shootings while opposing new laws to prevent gun violence.
The rally comes a day before the foundation’s annual trade show and conference begins a four-day run in Las Vegas.
The foundation represents more than 9,500 federally licensed firearms manufacturers, distributors and retailers. A message seeking comment was left at the foundation Monday.
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