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Associated Press, Published December 14 2012

Conn. shootings spark Minn rally on gun violence

MINNEAPOLIS — The Connecticut school shooting has opponents of gun violence planning a rally in Minneapolis.

The group Protect Minnesota plans an evening rally at a park in south Minneapolis.

Officials say 26 people died, including 20 children, in the Newtown attack. It's the nation's second-deadliest school shooting after Virginia Tech in 2007.

Protect Minnesota says its goals are to reduce gun violence by cutting down on illegal access to guns and promoting measures to stop gun injuries and death, especially among children.

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