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January 07, 2013

Look to HBCUs to Prevent Gun Violence

In the early stages of recovery from the Newtown massacre, millions are reconsidering the way the nation thinks about guns; needing them, having them, and how to prevent the wrong kind of person from obtaining them. Members of the education community who have painfully confronted past shooting violence on campus and in classrooms are uniquely touched by the tragedy of Newtown, and some college presidents are speaking out in favor of gun control legislation.

The list, College Presidents for Gun Safety, includes some of the nation's most respected HBCU leaders. They are signors on a plan that calls for stricter legislation on gun purchasing loopholes and firearms in classrooms, a ban on semi-automatic weapons, and new oversight on gun access and manufacturing.

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