College presidents and education secretary make joint call for gun reform at NAICU meeting
- College presidents from across the country met at the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities' annual meeting in Washington, D.C., Monday to share ideas for "common sense" gun-reform legislation.
- U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan joined the college presidents in their call for gun reform, saying, "No one has been immune to this epidemic of violence."
- Oglethorpe University President helped Lawrence M. Schall helped write an open letter, signed by around 350 other college presidents, urging legislators to consider rational gun safety laws following the Sandy Hook tragedy, and reiterated in a speech Monday that the presidents believe more guns are not the answer.
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The presidents met at the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities' annual meeting here to share ideas for legislation they said would help curb gun violence on college campuses. Such legislation, they said, should include requiring criminal background checks for all gun buyers, banning military-style assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, and making gun trafficking a federal crime. ...
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