MARSHALL, Mich. – A Michigan class that teaches clients how to build their own semi-automatic AR-15-guns drew protests from gun control advocates after the recent mass shootings where the weapon is.
Organizers say the class Tuesday in Marshall was planned months before the February school shooting in the Park, Florida, which killed 17 people. The shooter used an AR-15.
It is the third year that the Michigan program has taken place in a veterans post, but the event received negative attention this year from the protesters who said that the timing and the idea of creating more weapons is undesirable.
Resident Pam Daume says that it is “a slap in the face of the children who have died.”
Chris Walden teaches in the classroom. He says the participants must undergo a background check and that the guns are registered and only sold to people who legally own.