By Micah Rate
(AP Photo/Steven Senne)
Gun control activists, including Parkland survivor David Hogg, marched 50 miles to the headquarters of gun manufacturer Smith & Wesson, Thursday morning.
The march was relatively small, as the Associated Press (AP) reports, only about 40 students and gun control supporters were in attendance.The group of marchers were protesting gun violence, gun manufacturers, and the National Rifle Association.
According to the AP, David Hogg addressed the marchers before the event, reminding them the importance of electing gun control politicians, saying, “The kids of America have to stand up when our irresponsible politicians won’t. We’re here to elect morally just leaders that will protect us as Americans.”
Protesters marched on Smith & Wesson because the company manufactured the semiautomatic AR-15 rifle that the Parkland mass shooter used to murder 17 students and teachers. Smith & Wesson firearms have been used in previous mass shootings, as well. Shooters used an AR-15 manufactured by the company in the San Bernardino terror attack–an attack that the AP merely described as a “shooting at a California holiday party”–and the Aurora, Co. mass shooting at a movie theatre.
Manuel Oliver, a parent of 17-year-old Joaquin Oliver, another victim of the Parkland shooting, told the AP that it was …Read the Rest
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