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Tiny hand prints used in call for tougher gun laws

Twenty children’s handprints pop in bright colors against the black background of a billboard along the Massachusetts Turnpike. They look like elementary school art projects, but they are not: They represent the 20 first-graders shot and killed last week in Newtown, Conn.

The prints were painted on the billboard in Boston on Saturday by the nonprofit Stop Handgun Violence as a call for a federal ban on assault weapons.

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