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Gun control group counts Boston Marathon bomber Tsarnaev as 'victim'

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Tamerlan Tsarnaev. (AP/The Lowell Sun)

A gun control group that sought to raise awareness to their cause at a New Hampshire rally by reading off the names of 4,500 people killed by firearms since the Connecticut school shootings drew jeers when they included the name of Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev, according to a report.

Supporters of New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s Mayors Against Illegal Guns movement held the rally on Tuesday, in Concord. And while it is true that Tsarnaev was shot by police -- and then run over by his fleeing brother -- during a gun battle four days after carrying out the deadly terror attack, several in attendance questioned including him as a "victim" of gun violence, according to the New Hampshire Union Leader.

“He's a terrorist,” several gun rights protesters in attendance shouted, according to the paper.

Police tasered and arrested one of the gun rights supporters after he allegedly placed his hand on an officer’s shoulder after being asked to move. He was charged with disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and two counts of simple assault.

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