San Diego Paper Apologizes For Gun Show Ad Next To Shooting Story

The San Diego Union Tribune this weekend apologized for running a gun show ad on the same page as a news story about the school shooting at  Arapahoe High School in Centennial, Colo. 

The ad, which offered $1 off admission to the Western Americana and Gun Show, ran in Saturday’s newspaper, according to Poynter

David Rolland, the editor of San Diego CityBeat, posted a picture of the page on Twitter:

On Sunday, the newspaper ran an apology stating that the “adjacency was unintentional, and U-T San Diego apologizes for the oversight.” 

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