August 25, 2018 11:14 pm
Updated: August 25, 2018 11:15 pm

Students to stage protest outside HQ of firearms giant Smith & Wesson

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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – Students demanding stricter gun control measures and an end to the school shootings that have rocked the U.S. are completing a four-day march to the Smith & Wesson headquarters.

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About 40 students and supporters set off from downtown Worcester in central Massachusetts Thursday, holding signs denouncing gun violence and chanting slogans criticizing gun makers and the National Rifle Association.

They’re expected to stage a demonstration outside the gun manufacturer’s Springfield offices at midday Sunday.

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The marchers condemned Smith & Wesson for making the powerful rifle used in the February mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.

The group includes one of the shooting’s survivors and the parents of a student slain in the attack.

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Representatives for the gun-maker didn’t respond to requests for comment.

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