Message against gun violence goes up near Fenway
BOSTON (WHDH) -- A powerful message was plastered next to Fenway Park Saturday, making a statement on gun violence a week after the Newtown tragedy.
On Saturday, the group, Stop Handgun Violence added 20 small handprints to their large billboard along the mass turnpike.
Each hand represents one of the children killed in the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
The group hopes the addition of the hands will help bring the issue of gun violence to a very real level.
"We really want to respond to the NRA suggesting that we put armed guards in every classroom, by saying that we don't believe that's the answer, but we want to make sure that these kids are remembered."
The Stop Handgun Violence billboard also includes a ticker counting the average number of kids killed by guns since the 2010 elections.
On Saturday, that number stood at over 6,000.