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Students across MA leading anti-gun town halls

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BOSTON (AP) - Students inspired by gun violence survivors in Parkland, Florida, are holding town halls across the state to discuss firearm policy with legislators.

The five Massachusetts meetings are part of 120 "Town Halls for Our Lives" across the U.S. Saturday.

The local events were organized by creators of the recent March for Our Lives in Boston, and the group Stop Handgun Violence.

Student organizer Charlotte Lowell, of Andover High School, says that although she is not old enough to vote, she will learn to create "the change our classrooms and communities deserve."

Recent student activism was catalyzed by the survivors of the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting on Feb. 14, who have spoken openly against gun violence.

Elected officials like U.S. Democratic representatives Katherine Clark and Jim McGovern are participating.

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