Remembrances Vary Ahead Of Anniversary Of Newtown, Conn. Massacre

CBS Boston

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BOSTON (CBS) – It’s difficult to miss the 250-foot-long billboard along the Massachusetts Turnpike in Boston, and the change that’s significant.

“We owe it to families who’ve lost children at Sandy Hook to pay attention to this anniversary,” said John Rosenthal of Stop Handgun Violence.

It’s a new unveiling from the group that’s been posting billboards along the roadway since 1995.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Doug Cope reports
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This one is the image of 20 small hands representing the young victims, and a counter set at more than 32,833.

The group says the number represents their estimate of the number of Americans who’ve died from gun violence since the massacre at Newtown, Connecticut.

“That electronic counter will go up 83 more every single day,” said Rosenthal.

But in Newtown, residents want the year…

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