Gun owners rally for conversation on gun control in Greenfield

Franklin County

The massacre at a Parkland, Florida  high school, almost two months ago, set the stage for a succession of anti-gun rallies across the country and here in western Massachusetts.

Saturday in Greenfield, men and women calling themselves responsible gun owners asked for a meaningful dialogue on this issue. 

Several dozen gun owners from all walks of life held a quiet demonstation at the Greenfield town common. Their signs reflected their support of the 2nd Amendment.

Kirk Whatley from Hadley said, “What we’ve seen in the press lately is a lot of anti-gun rallies. They are misrepresenting the facts that are out there. We feel it’s about time we come out and defend our people to get the information out there.”

Johnathan Rawls from Turners Falls said, “Whatever’s wrong with the country, we just want to show people how many responsible gun owners there are. We invite people to come and talk.
We had a lady who saw the sign, she said she wanted to talk.”

Their three-hour rally was quiet and orderly. 

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