Discovery Pulls Plug on Series About Guns Deadline

Just days after the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., Discovery has canceled the docu-reality show "American Guns," reports.

The show, which tracks a family of gun makers, has drawn angry messages on its Facebook page after the Sandy Hook school shooting, in which six adults and 20 children were killed by a 20-year-old whose mother was a gun collector, the story notes. The shooter also killed his mother, at her home, and eventually killed himself.

But Discovery maintains the decision to cancel the show after its second season was made a while ago.

“'American Guns' concluded earlier this year,” a spokesperson said. “Discovery Channel chose not to renew the series and has no plans to air repeats of the show.”

The decision to avoid airing repeats appears to indicate that the Connecticut killings had something to do with the decision, the report notes.