Protesters urge Sig Sauer to stop producing assault-style weapons

NEWINGTON — Loren Selig felt compelled to join a protest outside the Sig Sauer firearms headquarters Friday following the killing of 19 children and two teachers at a Uvalde, Texas, elementary school this week.

Protesters called for an end to manufacturing assault-style weapons and for legislation to require background checks and other measures.

“I am heartbroken. I am so disappointed in the legislators who have blocked smart gun control laws,” Selig said. “They’re not doing what’s best for our children who are truly our future and not the guns.”

Sig Sauer manufactures firearms, electro-optics, ammunition, suppressors, air guns and also provides training. The company recently announced it landed a $4.5 billion contract with the US Army to provide weapons systems.

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Protesters call for an end to assault-style weapons outside the headquarters of firearms manufacturer Sig Sauer at Pease International Tradeport in Newington Friday, May 27, 2022.

The protest, organized by church pastor Dave Grishaw-Jones, attracted members of Grishaw-Jones’s church and others in the faith community, as well as teachers and students.

Selig, a member of Oyster River Parents for Gun Control group and a former teacher in Maryland, is planning to run for state representative in 2022.

“One of the actions that I am recommitted to is that I am running for office, so that I can push for gun control laws myself,” Selig said.

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