Boston Globe: Anti-Gun Billboard on Mass Pike Will be Required to Move

BOSTON, MA , 12/ 13 / 13 New billboard unveiled on Newtown Massacre and lawmakers on Beacon Hill talk about status of gun control legislation on the Mass Turnpike. ( David L Ryan/Globe Staff Photo ) SECTION: METRO TOPIC 14guns_photo
A view of the anti-gun billboard on the Mass Pike in December 2013.
David L Ryan/Globe Staff

The massive anti-gun violence billboard on the Massachusetts Turnpike must relocate by next March, according to a deadline set by the parent company of the Red Sox, The Boston Globe reports.

[Real estate developer John Rosenthal] said he is searching for sites along the Turnpike, Interstate 93, Route 128, "or anywhere in Boston." Mayor Martin J. Walsh said he will support a new home in the city for the billboard, which he called "an eye-opening reminder of the tragedy of the crimes being perpetrated with guns across our nation."

The billboard is sponsored by Stop Handgun Violence, a Newton-based non-profit founded by Rosenthal that works to increase public awareness about gun violence. It was redone in the wake of the Sandy Hook shooting rampage in 2012 to keep count of the number of Americans killed by guns since the massacre.

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