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SLU leader signs petition for stricter gun control

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CANTON — St. Lawrence University President William L. Fox has signed on to a petition calling for stricter gun control.

The petition, titled College Presidents for Gun Safety, is being circulated among university leaders. So far, it has more than 160 signatures.

The presidents listed four goals for greater gun control:

n Ensuring the safety of communities by opposing legislation allowing guns on campuses and in classrooms.

n Ending the gun show loophole, which allows the purchase of guns from unlicensed sellers without a criminal background check.

n Reinstating the ban on military-style semiautomatic assault weapons along with high-capacity ammunition magazines.

n Requiring consumer safety standards for all guns, such as safety locks, access prevention laws and regulations to identify, prevent and correct manufacturing defects.

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