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News Clergy Gather Outside Gun Group’s Newtown Headquarters, Call For Safeguards

NEWTOWN, Conn. (CBSNewYork) — Religious leaders from different faiths united Thursday to call for greater gun safety in the United States.

They descended upon the headquarters of a national gun group based in Connecticut, not far from the scene of the Sandy Hook massacre, CBS2’s Lou Young reported.

“I implore the National Shooting Sports Foundation to meet with us,” said Rabbi Shaul Praver of Congregation Adath Israel of Newtown.

Praver stood alongside like-minded clergy from all over Connecticut. Yarmulkes were seen side by side with Roman collars and crosses in the town where a gunman killed 27 people — including 20 children — in December 2012.

It was a push for heightened gun safety.

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Publication Date: 
Thursday, January 15, 2015
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