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Menino blasts NRA reaction to Conn. killings

BOSTON (AP) — Boston Mayor Thomas Menino is criticizing the National Rifle Association’s call for armed police and security volunteers to be posted at schools, saying the proposal ‘‘is not a plan, but a ploy to bring more guns into our neighborhoods’’ after a massacre in a Connecticut elementary school.

Menino’s comments came after the nation’s largest gun-rights lobby broke its silence on last week’s shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, which left 26 children and staff dead. The NRA blamed video games, movies and music videos, saying they expose children to a violent culture day in and day out.

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