CT Paper Puts Gun Show Ad Next to Article About Return to Sandy Hook SHARE: Tweet Back in July, the Denver Post apologized for displaying a banner ad for shotguns directly above its coverage of the Aurora theater shootings nearby. The day after the tragic Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings, the Rock Hill Herald of South Carolina was forced to do the same. In another highly unfortunate juxtaposition, the Stamford Advocate — a major daily newspaper located about 40 miles from Newtown, Connecticut — placed an huge advertisement for a local gun show on page A5 of Thursday’s edition, opposite a story about Sandy Hook students returning to school. spotted by @BekimUkperaj Hearst Connecticut Media Group executive editor Barbara T. Roessner sent this response to media watchdog Jim Romenesko after being called out: “Our newspapers should not be running gun ads – including ads for antique and collectible gun shows – next to stories about Sandy Hook. It’s insensitive, and it shouldn’t have happened. It was an oversight, and we apologize for it. We have taken steps to make sure it doesn’t happen again.” SEE ALSO: • The Onion Nailed the NRA’s Sandy Hook Statement Way Back in May • PS22 Singing Sandy Hook School Song is Must-See Stuff • This Connecticut Post Cover Is the Anti-New York Post Cover Follow Us [BuzzFeed via Gawker] Slade Sohmer Slade Sohmer is editor-in-chief of HyperVocal and co-host of SiriusXM's daily "Politics Powered By Twitter" program. Tweet him at @SladeHV.