As part of planned student walkouts Wednesday around the country to call for gun reform after a massacre of students and teachers at Marjory Stoneham Douglas High School in Parkland Florida, a group of students, teachers and clergy plan to protest at the Smith & Wesson plant,
The rally is set to begin at 3 p.m. at 2100 Roosevelt Ave and last an hour. It is expected to draw high school students from Springfield and Holyoke, and from as far away as Boston, according to organizer Tara Parrish of the Pioneer Valley Project.
Smith & Wesson manufactured the AR-15 rifle that was used last month in Parkland Florida by the man charged with 17 counts of murder in the first degree at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, and the man who killed 12 people and injured 70 more in a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado in 2012, and again at an office park in San Bernadino in 2015 by a married couple that killed 12 people and injured 22 more. (Read the rest of the story at masslive)
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