Hollins University President Nancy Oliver Gray has joined more than 160 college and university leaders from across the nation in signing an open letter urging the President and Congress to take immediate action on gun control.
“As educators and parents,” the letter says, “we come together to ask our elected representatives to act collectively on behalf of our children by enacting rational gun safety measures, including:
- Ensuring the safety of our communities by opposing legislation allowing guns on our campuses and in our classrooms.
- Ending the gun show loophole, which allows for the purchase of guns from unlicensed sellers without a criminal background check
- Reinstating the ban on military-style semi-automatic assault weapons along with high-capacity ammunition magazines
- Requiring consumer safety standards for all guns, such as safety locks, access prevention laws, and regulations to identify, prevent and correct manufacturing defects”