Anti-gun Group Names Boston Bombing Suspect as Victim of Gun Violence

By:  Jack Kenny
06/21/2013
       
Anti-gun Group Names Boston Bombing Suspect as Victim of Gun Violence

A group representing New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's Mayors Against Illegal Guns campaign named alleged Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev as a victim of gun violence.

If New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg (shown in photo) has any thoughts about running for president, he might want to skip the New Hampshire primary. The billionaire mayor, who flirted with the idea of running in 2012, owes Granite Staters an apology, a state Republican leader said after a group representing his Mayors Against Illegal Guns campaign named alleged Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev as a victim of gun violence. 

"It is disgusting that Mayor Bloomberg's radical out-of-state gun control group came to New Hampshire and honored so many thugs, murderers and terrorists," said New Hampshire Republican Committee Chairman Jennifer Horn in a statement released Wednesday after Tsarnaev's name was read at a "No More Names" rally in Concord.

Participants in the rally, including family members of shooting victims, read aloud the names of persons killed by gunfire since the shooting deaths of 20 school children and six adults at the Sandy Hook School in Newtown, Connecticut, last December. The group apologized after the Union Leader reported the inclusion of Tsarnaev's name. Tsarnaev was killed in a shootout with police after he and his brother Dzhokhar had been identified as suspects in the April 15 bombing s at the Boston Marathon that killed three and wounded dozens. Dzhokhar was wounded and captured by police the next day. 

"Mayor Bloomberg owes every Granite Stater a personal apology for the outrageous conduct of his extremist organization," Horn said. 

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