Presidents Lawrence M. Schall of Oglethorpe University and Elizabeth Kiss of Agnes Scott College, both in Atlanta, Ga., released an open letter on December 19, 2012 urging gun safety legislation. It is now co-signed by more than 350 college and university presidents from across the country.

On Monday, February 4, 2013, a press event was held on Capitol Hill with U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announcing his endorsement of this letter as well as the endorsements of the group Mayors Against Illegal Guns, the executive committee of the American Association of Universities, the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators and the United States Student Association.

Below is a continually updated feed of local and national coverage since the February 4th event.