GREENFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) -
State Lawmakers are meeting with residents across Massachusetts to find out where they stand on gun legislation.
Lawmakers are considering 65 pieces of firearm legislation to affect gun safety, school violence and issues surrounding Newtown Connecticut.
There have been 5 public hearings set up across Massachusetts-which includes the house, senate, and formal testimony. But the gun violence listening tour is different than the "legislative hearings".
Many attending Monday's hearing at Greenfield Community College were veterans and gun advocates. State Representative Harold Naughton is holding the tour to get a better sense of where residents stand on firearm legislation.
"We're finding out the affect gun violence has had on people while also people that feel they are in need of protecting their rights to bear firearms," Rep. Harold Naughton.
One of the next stops for the gun forum is at AIC in Springfield on August second.