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Petition Aims to Stop ‘Gun Appreciation Day’

As Vice President Joe Biden’s working group prepares to deliver gun-control recommendations to the president, a national day to celebrate guns is stirring up controversy.

A coalition of groups will hold a national “Gun Appreciation Day” coinciding with President Obama’s inauguration, on Jan. 19. The mishmash of conservatives and gun-rights advocates launched their push on Jan. 7, amidst the broad outcry for added gun-control measures in the wake of the Sandy Hook elementary-school shooting on Newtown, Conn., on Dec. 14.

Unsurprisingly, the gun day isn’t sitting too well with gun-control advocates.