I was planning to use one of the many “no guns on campus” signs that I found, however, this sign caught my eye and also made me chuckle. It also reemphasizes a relevant point: The reason assault rifles are used over fists is their capacity to cause high causality rates — something you can’t do with fists.
Approximately 300 college presidents have taken a stand on gun violence.
Seven Pittsburgh-area college presidents have joined roughly 300 campus leaders nationwide in signing an open letter imploring U.S. policy makers to enact additional gun control measures following this month’s Connecticut elementary school massacre.
The college presidents are lobbying for the following:
- Ending what the letter signers called the gun show loophole that enables gun purchases from unlicensed sellers without a criminal background check.
- Reinstituting a ban on military-style semiautomatic weapons with high-capacity ammunition magazines.
- Creating consumer safety standards including safety locks and checks against gun manufacturer defects.
More from the article:
The letter adds, “We are college and university presidents. We are parents. We are Republicans, Democrats and Independents. We urge both our President and Congress to take action on gun control now.”
I’m pleased to see a bipartisan group of educational leaders using their positions for something good. I’m also pleased to see that they have the courage to stand-up to the NRA.
Perhaps certain politicians will pay attention?