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Pike antigun billboard tracks gun deaths post-Newtown

A year after the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School, one of the city’s most prominent billboards now features a new grim tally — the approximate number of Americans killed by guns since that day: 32,833, the population of a small city.

John Rosenthal, the founder of Stop Handgun Violence, the group that sponsors the billboard, said the total will rise by 83 each day, reflecting national estimates of gun-related deaths. Of that number, eight are children, he said.

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