Hundreds of College Presidents Urge Gun Control

December 24, 2012

About 300 college presidents, including several from the Washington region, have signed an open letter urging Congress to enact new gun controls in the aftermath of the school shooting this month in Connecticut. “For many years now, our nation’s leaders have engaged in fevered debates on higher education, yet lawmakers shy awayfrom taking action on one issue that prevents thousands of young people from living lives of promise, let alone realizing their college dreams,” the presidents wrote in the letter. “That issue is gun safety.” Among the goals in the letter: a ban on semi-automatic assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines; consumer safety standards for guns, such as safety locks; and a requirement for background checks for those who buy firearms from unlicensed sellers at gun shows.

Article Source: Washinton Post