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Students hold panel discussion on gun violence

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SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -

Students held a discussion Monday night to continue the fight against gun violence. 

Monday night's meeting was hosted by Rise Up Western Massachusetts Indivisible Group. 

Organizers told Western Mass News they want to educate the public on legislative goals that Beacon Hill is working on. 

Over the weekend there were a number of shootings in western Massachusetts alone, including a deadly shooting Saturday night in Springfield on Margerie Street that claimed the life of a 23-year-old man. 

Teens For Action Springfield Co-Founder Trevaughn Smith said making the community safer is a group effort.

"Come up with more inclusive initiatives or programs to come out and learn about problems plaguing their environment, and solutions to problems that legislators in Springfield or on state or national level could impose," said Smith. 

In the recent months, Smith said Teens For Action Springfield have also been pushing to have an open dialogue with Smith and Wesson since the gun used in the deadly Parkland, Florida school shooting was manufacture by them.
 
The meeting runs until 8:30 p.m. at the Springfield Public Library. 

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