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Teens for Action Springfield to unveil new campaign Saturday following rally

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Dozens of people rallied outside of Smith and Wesson headquarters demanding a meeting with the CEO of the company.

This all comes in the wake of walk outs that took place across the country calling for stricter gun laws.
 
Students said they will continue to demand action from the gun manufacturer, including the organization “Teens For Action Springfield” who are holding a press conference Saturday to discuss their next steps.

"I think our main goal is for them to at least set up a meeting with them so we don't have to keep rallying outside," said Ekran Sharif. 
 
Sharif said she’s frustrated with the lack of response, as they've been hoping to meet with Smith and Wesson President and CEO Patrick James Debney to discuss finding solutions to the gun violence problem in our country.

During a rally on March 17, students collected signatures and delivered a letter to Smith and Wesson asking for a reply within 30 days.

As of April 14, that deadline had passed and now they’re renewing their call for a meeting.
 
Along with a meeting with the CEO, students are also asking Smith and Wesson to ban selling assault rifles.
 
Teens For Action Springfield will hold a press conference Saturday at 10 a.m. at South Congregational Church to unveil a new campaign.

Western Mass News has reached out to Smith and Wesson for a comment on Friday's rally, and at this time we have not heard back. 

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