MassLive - March for Our Lives: Springfield students protest gun violence, call out Smith & Wesson at sister rally

U.S. Rep. Richard Neal, D-Springfield, who also joined Springfield marchers, called on fellow members of Congress to support "commonsense" legislation that would require background checks on all gun purchases, set a minimum age those buying firearms and prevent domestic abusers from purchasing guns, among other things.

"Reasonable people ought to be able to have a level of conversation about this issue and stop the notion that we're out to take weapons away from a gun collector or we're out to take weapons away from a legitimate sportsman or hunter -- or that we're a threat to the Second Amendment," he said. "These are all reasonable measures that reasonable people should be able to agree upon."

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Brian Muldoon