College presidents call en masse for more gun control

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More than 160 college presidents have signed an open letter that urges lawmakers to enact stricter gun laws. “We urge both our president and Congress to take action on gun control now,” reads the letter, which was released on Wednesday, less than a week after a mass shooting at a Connecticut elementary school left 26 people dead. The letter notes that the college leaders involved in the campaign are also parents who hold a variety of political views.

In their letter, the presidents state that, as a group, they do not oppose gun ownership outright. But in many states, legislation has been proposed or introduced that would make gun possession legal on college campuses. “We oppose such laws,” the letter states.

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The Chronicle of Higher Education