A newspaper in Florida has said it has put a moratorium on gun ads after a front page debacle saw an ad for firearms- along with a coupon- running under a Parkland mass shooting story.
The shocking oversight on the South Florida Sun-Sentinel's Wednesday front page, caught the attention of Fred Guttenberg, whose 14-year-old daughter Jaime was killed when a shooter massacred 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland.
The story was a large centerpiece photo of mourning teens titled 'Remembering Alyssa' about Parkland victim Alyssa Alhadeff, who would have turned 15 on Tuesday.
Remembering Alyssa Alhadeff: A tribute to the teen who was killed in the Parkland shooting is laid out above a bold gun show ad in bright yellow and red with a black pistoliPhone transfer software
Alyssa Alhadeff would have turned 15-years-old on Tuesday, the touching tribute marred by its placement above the gun show ad
Father of Parkland shooting victim Jaime (right), Fred Guttenberg (left) slammed the editor who placed the front page layout together
To make matters worse, it wasn't the only oversight on the page. There was also a story about a man pleading guilty in the 2017 mass shooting at Fort Lauderdale's airport that left five people dead.
The ad for the Fort Lauderdale Gun Show was in shocking contrast to the rest of the page, with a dark semiautomatic pistol and red letters on a yellow background,