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Bellevue gun rights group reschedules event tied to Sandy Hook Massacre

Updated 5:06 pm, Tuesday, October 15, 2013
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Gun rights advocates who planned to mark the Sandy Hook massacre with a "Guns Save Lives Day" have rescheduled the event to the day after the Connecticut mass shooting's first anniversary.

Those behind the event, including a Washington gun rights group, previously said they would use the Dec. 14 anniversary of the deaths of 26 people at a Newtown, Conn., elementary school to protest what they see as unfair attacks on gun ownership. They've since rescheduled to Dec. 15.

The event was announced last week by the Bellevue-based Second Amendment Foundation and several associated groups. At the time, Foundation President Alan Gottlieb said he and others hope to assure the nation they’re working to “thwart government gun-grabbers.” 

Gottlieb went on to assert that the Newtown tragedy would not have occurred if some at the school had been armed. The event website was updated earlier this week to reflect the change in schedule. 

Seattlepi.com reporter Levi Pulkkinen can be reached at 206-448-8348 orlevipulkkinen@seattlepi.com. Follow Levi on Twitter at twitter.com/levipulk.