Shouldn’t it be standard operating procedure at this point to make sure there aren’t gun ads next to school shooting-related stories? I called the Stamford Advocate for comment and was told to contact Hearst Connecticut Media Group executive editor Barbara T. Roessner, which I’ve done.
UPDATE: Roessner sent this email:
Our newspapers should not be running gun ads — including ads for antique and collectible gun shows — next to stories about Sandy Hook. It’s insensitive, and it shouldn’t have happened. It was an oversight, and we apologize for it. We have taken steps to make sure it doesn’t happen again.