Students seeking gun reform rally outside Smith & Wesson in Springfield

Hampden County

It’s prom season and a handful of local high school students have come up with a unique way to demand gun reform.

Students from Springfield and Boston gathered at Smith and Wesson Wednesday evening with a “promposal” for the company’s CEO. The invitation is their way of demanding action against gun violence and an attempt to get him in the same room.

Students have rallied outside of Smith and Wesson for months but have not gotten a response.

“It’s not like we’re asking them to stop selling their guns or shut down their company,” Ekran Sharif of Springfield told 22News. “We just want them to rethink a lot of things that they’re doing.”

Students from the Pioneer Valley Project in Springfield and B-Peace in Boston were involved in the “promposal.”

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